Ankor Choir

The Ankor Choir, founded in 1983, consists of 50 children between the ages of 8 and military. The choir performs in Israel and abroad in its own concerts, competitions and orchestral projects.

About the program

The Ankor Choir serves as the house choir of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and of Yad Vashem, and has recorded CDs of it’s works, in collaboration with the Philharmonic Orchestra.

The young Ankor choir works alongside the mature choir, and all students receive choir rehearsal, theory lessons, group voice development and high-level musical training in choral singing.

What’s included:

  1. Twice a week rehearsals
  2. Voice development lessons
  3. Solfege (learning to sing from notes)
  4. Performing in concerts and competitions in Israel and abroad

Events

Students take part in a number of events and performances through out the year. Many are open to the public. Take a look at the calendar of events to see what is coming up and experience the magic of the Conservatory!

Ankor Choir Staff

Dafna Ben Yohanan

Conductor and Musical Director, Ankor Choir

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Conductor of the Encore Choir: 
Dafna Ben Yohannan

“Dafna Ben Yohanan has been the conductor of the Encore Choir since 1990. Under her direction, the Encore Choir serves as the home choir of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and of Yad Vashem, where it performs for distinguished personalities from around the world.
Encore Choir has performed many times in Israel and abroad and has won prizes in international competitions. This is how she performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and its conductor Claudio Abbado and won first prize in a choral competition in Bulgaria and third place in the Choir Olympics held in Cincinnati, Ohio out of 46 youth choirs that participated.”

Yael Cohen

Director and conductor, Young Ankor Choir

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Director and conductor of the Young Encore Choir:
Yael Cohen
Listen to Yael on YouTube 

 

Yael Cohen is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem conducting a choir from 2021. She is currently the director and conductor of the Young Encore Choir and the Mitari Hillel Choir. In addition, she is a soprano in the Alma Ensemble – Israeli Female Voice.

Yael has been involved in education since her military service as a tutor in the Air Force. During her academic studies, she won the Dean of Students Award for her significant work as an educator. Today she teaches musical theory and solfege, and works with children and youth in various musical settings.”

 

Maayan Bar-Sever

Assistant conductor

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Assistant conductor:
Maayan Bar-Sever

 

Yael Cohen is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem conducting a choir from 2021. She is currently the director and conductor of the Young Encore Choir and the Mitari Hillel Choir. In addition, she is a soprano in the Alma Ensemble – Israeli Female Voice.

Yael has been involved in education since her military service as a tutor in the Air Force. During her academic studies, she won the Dean of Students Award for her significant work as an educator. Today she teaches musical theory and solfege, and works with children and youth in various musical settings.”

 

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