Bat-Kol, the girls’ choir of the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel, conducted by Anat Morahg, was founded in 1984. Currently it consists of about 100 children ages 6 to 18, singing in three ensembles.
On April 2011 the representative Bat-Kol choir (ages 12 to 18) participated in the Slovakia Cantat 2011 International Choir Competition, in which Bat-Kol won three gold medals as well as the Grand Prix (achieving the highest score among the 27 competing choirs of various types: women’s choirs, men and mixed choirs). In addition, Anat was awarded the competition’s Special Prize for Excellent Conducting Performance.
In previous years the representative Bat-Kol choir had won several first prizes and gold medals in international choir competitions in Finland, Austria and Italy. The choir participated in the international "Europa Cantat" festival in the Netherlands, (July 2009) performing to well known choir conductors and to large audiences of singers and musicians, as well as taking part in workshops given by world renowned conductors.
Bat-Kol frequently performs with the Israeli Opera ("Pique Dame", "The Cunning Little Vixen", "Turandot", “Carmen", "Pagliachi" and more). Bat Kol performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra subscribers program with Maestro Zubin Mehta, and many other orchestras, and in concerts for the general public.
The choir’s repertoire includes classical music, Israeli music, and works written especially for Bat-Kol, as well as folk songs and popular music. The members of the choir receive a wide range of musical education: solfeggio, voice training, posture, movement and acting.
Two fully-staged operas were recently produced by Bat-Kol were and were performed by the choir to thousands of children and families in the Tel-Aviv area. They won rave reviews and were broadcasted by the "Kol Hamusica" radio station.
Vocal training for the soloists of the choir is done by Anat Morahg. Some of them appear as soloists with the Israel Opera in performances for the general public and they can take the matriculation exam in singing.
Next to the representative Bat-Kol choir there are two younger choirs, ages 6 to 12, under the direction of Dahlia Lazar-Shimon, a Bat-Kol choir alumnus and a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music in singing and conducting.
The accompanist of the choir is Yanina Tzirin, holding a piano Master diploma.
Visit our web page at www.batkolchoir.org
Anat Morahg has been the conductor and the musical director of Bat-Kol girls' choir since its establishment in 1984. She is as well the conductor of "Ma’ayan", the representative choir of the Tel-Aviv municipality (adults-mixed voices). Anat began her musical education in UCLA, California and received her academic degree from the Tel Aviv University. She is also a graduate of the College for Music Teachers in Tel Aviv.Anat’s performances with Ma'ayan and Bat Kol girl’s choir include fully directed operas broadcasted on radio and television, appearances in official ceremonies, festivals and concerts in Israel and abroad. Both choirs had performed with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, and other instrumental groups under Anat’s baton