The 14th edition of the Beirut Chants Festival will debut on December 1st with a grand opening featuring Italian artists Fabio Centanni and Marco Ciaponi.
The event, which will run for 23 days, celebrates classical music, both occidental and oriental, with local and international musicians.
This year, the festival carries the motto of “The Music Despite.” Emphasizing that “music is not a luxury,” the festival with its various concerts will be streaming live on Facebook. Admission to the event is also free and requires booking online.
The music festival hosts Lebanese musicians and choirs, the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, and International artists from around the world.
Last year, the Beirut Chants Festival launched under the motto The Will of Life to pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut Blast. Four open-air concerts were performed in the blast-affected city center of Beirut.
This year, there will be concerts every day until December 23rd, including six open-air concerts.
The last open-air will be the closing act, which will be led by the internationally celebrated Lebanese-Armenian pianist, composer, and musician Guy Manoukian.
From December 1st to 23rd, people in Lebanon and around the world will be treated with great performances by famous artists and musicians, including Lebanese singers such as Matteo El Khodr, Bechara Moufarrej, and Abeer Nehme.
Among the participating international artists are the Tenor Jack Swanson, the Cellist Beatriz Bianco, and the pianist Jonathan Fournel.
Several Lebanese choirs will be also performing, including the Notre-Dame University Choir, Saint Romanos the Melodist Choir, and the St. Stephanos the Melode Choir that will present the Traditional Byzantine Christmas.
The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra will also be making two appearances.
Those wishing to attend must reserve their tickets 3 days prior to the concert of their choice.
Necessary measures are planned to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, sanitization, and mandatory masks.
Despite the current difficult circumstances of Lebanon, Beirut Chants insists on giving Lebanese people a break from reality by celebrating the music of all kinds.
For detailed information about the calendar and performing artists and/or to book an admission ticket, visit Beirut Chants.