Zimriya 2021 – Back to Akko

About the Zimriya

Music Directors:
Ron Gang & Avi Faintoch – MILA’s 20th Anniversary
Anat Dor – Youth & Children choirs’ day
Mordechai Shalef – South American Music Day

After a break of a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Zimriya returns to Acre with a colorful festival of choral music. Following its tradition of the past 10 years, the sounds of music and singing will return to the Knights Halls in the Old  City of Acre.

The Zimriya will open on Sunday August 1st, 2021, with an Opening  Concert in the presence of the Mayor of Acre, Mr. Shimon Lankri and dignitaries of Acre. The concert, led by the Musician, composer and singer Yoni Rechter and his musicians, will take place in the yard of the Crusader Knights’ Halls in the Old City  of Acre.

The second day, Monday 2nd August, will host for the first time in the Zimriya, more than 250 singers of the best youth and children’s choirs of the country.  During that day the children will enjoy musical tours of the Knights’ Halls, workshops, concerts   and “Choir-to-Choir” singing enabling the singers to mingle and get to know each other.

In the evening, the children choirs, will join the evening concert led and performed by David Zeba and four singers of the Israeli Opera. Special guests at the concert will be conductor Zoli Frank with singers of 5 of his choirs performing Classical music in a modern style.

On Sunday the Zimriya will salute “Mila” – the Israeli Center for Choirs – which will celebrate its 20th Anniversary.  Hundreds of singers will open the evening concert with the “Knights’ Singing” by hundreds of singers from the top of the Crusader’s Courtyard stairs.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, a huge celebration of Latin American music will lead to   the closing concert with the “Misa Creola” by Ariel Ramirez with the participation of the Union Choir, The Ensemble of Folklore Latino-American Music and hundreds of singers from the audience.

As always, there will be enrichment workshops and Choir-to-Choir performances throughout the day.

Every day at 19:00 there will be an outdoor “Shiluvim” – performances in which Israeli and Arab ensembles will share the open stage at the Magical Garden.


Evening Concerts: Price per ticket – 100 NIS (for Acre residents 80 NIS)
Daily performances: Price per ticket – 50 NIS (for Acre residents 40 NIS)
19:00 – free entrance – daily outdoor performances

Eventim: tel. number *9066
Discount code for Acre residents – 1808
Website: eventim.co.il/akko