A choir sings during Christmas Eve celebrations, in the Ashrafiyeh neighborhood of east Beirut. Photo courtesy of www.albawaba.com

Workshop Code: Y5
Workshop Title:  Christmas Carols from the Arab World

This workshop introduces students to Christmas carols from the Arab World that consist of Arabic texts adapted to Western melodies.  Children will learn to sing Christmas carols in Arabic adapted to Western tunes such as Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, and others.  There are no prerequisites for this class.  Children can just come and enjoy learning Christmas songs in the Arabic language.

Instructor:  Dr.  Guilnard Moufarrej
Date:  Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (1.5 hours)

Registration: $15 online / $20 at the door

To register, please visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282817

Materials provided by Zawaya:  Copies of the songs
Materials you need to bring:  none

About the Instructor:  Dr. Guilnard Moufarrej is a scholar and musician.  She specializes in the music and culture of the Middle East and in Western music history.  She has over twenty years experience in choir and instrumental conducting and piano teaching.  She has published on Christian Maronite music in Lebanon and the diaspora and is currently writing an article on the female-empowering role of music in Lebanon.


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