Maayan Choir under the musical direction and conductorship of Ms. Anat Morahg is the official choir of the
Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality Department of Performances, comprising of some 45 singers.
The choir singers are graduates of the Rubin Academy of Music Tel Aviv, the School of Choir Singing, music students and graduates of selected youth choirs, performing a varied repertoire including classical, contemporary and Israeli music.
Maayan has performed in official ceremonies held by the municipality; in various festivals such as Tel Aviv-Yafo Festival, Abu Gosh Vocal Music Festival, The Renaissance Festival, "Tones in the Desert" festival, the Jerusalem Arts Festival; in concerts with the Symphonic Orchestras of Jerusalem, Haifa and Rishon Letzion, the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Raanana Symphonette, Baroquada, Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and the Israeli Opera.
Maayan was one of the few choirs in Israel that the Culture Administration of the Ministry of Culture and Sports commissioned and financed composing and performing a musical work.
Maayan Choir enjoys financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, granted to outstanding choirs and chamber ensembles.
Since its founding in 1974, Maayan has worked under the baton of both locally and world-renowned conductors. Maayan has recently participated also in the international festival of selected choirs in Spain and performed with some of the world best choirs.
Anat Morahg began her studies at UCLA, acquired her academic degree from the Tel Aviv University and also graduated the Lewinsky College of Education.Having founded the Bat-Kol Girls’ Choir in 1984 at the Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, she has been conducting and teaching voice lessons there ever since.
In recent years the Bat Kol Girls’ Choir under her baton won gold medals and first prizes in many international choir competitions.
In April 2011 Bat-Kol Girls’ choir was awarded three golden medals and received the acclaimed GRAND PRIX (by achieving the highest score of all choirs in the contest, adults and young) in an international choir competition in Slovakia. Anat Morahg was awarded the competition’s Special Prize for Excellent Conducting Performance.
Anat Morahg has been conducting the Ma'ayan Choir since 1999. Her performances with Ma'ayan and Bat Kol include fully directed operas broadcasted on radio and television, official ceremonies, festivals and concerts in Israel and abroad.
In co-productions of both choirs Anat conducted the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, the Ensemble of Israeli Soloists Rishon Soloists Ensemble, the Holon Stage Orchestra and other instrumental groups. On behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Education, Anat conducts seminars for conductors in vocal training and choir conducting.