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Bridging cultures and continents,

the SAMAT-CHOIR from SHIRAZ/IRAN with its artistic director AZADEH AZIMI stayed with us in BERLIN!     Logo Samat-Chor
Thanks for a nice time and a phantastic gathering with great artistic performances!

A wonderful weekend: loads of enthusiasm, two well visited concerts and a lot of applause by the audience. A big "thank you" to all who helped to realize this project, who took part and supported it - and especially to our donors!
A wish from the hearts of our Persian friends came true: to sing under the roof of the Berlin Philharmonie. They did it in an unbelievable lively and cheerful presentation with beautiful singing partly combined with a scenic performance.
We wish SAMAT, meanwhile back again in their home country, to always find pleasure in music. And we thank them for coming - the visit enriched our music experience and it created an inspiring and lovable community we all shared and we will never forget!

At 11. Mai 2014 in Kammermusiksaal / Philharmonie Berlin - Foto: CVB

Azadeh's life as an artist began in the dark and difficult times of the Iran-Iraq war. 'Everything was dark, when I was a child!' she remembers, 'Music was forbidden. Nowhere music could be heard, not even Iranian music.'

Despite of that she forms a choir in Shiraz.

Der Samat-Chor

Foto: Virginia Tutila

Azadeh about her choir: 'Samat means silence. Many people believe music to be sound only. But I find it to be sound and silence. And since I found what makes me happy in silence, I named my choir - which is my child! - SAMAT.'

Look at official web site of Samat Choir

Listen to the SAMAT-Choir on YouTube

In May, the SAMAT Choir will be visiting LA VOIX MIXTE and SING!SING! (two chamber choirs in Berlin):

five days of singing together with the SAMAT-Choir and the Choir Sing!Sing!
and two concerts in great places!

Music will be sung by:

Francis Poulenc, Samuel Barber, Freddie Mercury, Orlando di Lasso, Heinrich Schütz, Charles Villiers Stanford, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Heinrich Poos, Richard Genée, Johann Pachelbel and others


on MAY 10th 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Concert in the KAMMERMUSIKSAAL of the Berliner Philharmonie

on May 11th 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Thanks for donations

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In order to finance this fantastic project, we need additional help. Your donation - no matter how small or large - is most welcome! The costs for travel and accommodation of our guests will come up to approx. 9.500 €. One third of the amount will be covered by the Goethe Institute (Part of the 'Auswärtiges Amt').

The amount of incoming donations is: 2.265,- €

(current state: 20.05.2014)

Thank you very much for your support!

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