is a 24 hour music extravaganza set to take place in September 2012 across Jerusalem, but centered around the Tower of David Museum in the Old City. In this unique setting, musicians and artists from Israel and abroad from different traditions, will come together to interpret and renew the concept of ‘sanctity’, and what better place than Jerusalem to do so! The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival will take place from September 6-7, 2012.
The 2012 festival hopes to inaugurate a new tradition that will deliver, to and from Jerusalem, a message of sanctity, sensitivity, compassion and inter-faith unity—a message that is at once personal and collective. The festival venues were meticulously selected to ensure that their historic and symbolic characteristics reflect the spirit of the performances. In tandem to other venues, the Tower of David Museum will be the central meeting point for the full 24 hours of the festival. The museum will act as the beating heart of the entire happening, welcoming the public to wander its history laden halls and paths while enjoying a variety of performances, sacred ceremonies, dialogues, and more.
Designed especially for the festival, a massive drum will be installed on the roof of the museum. Musicians will take turns playing the drum throughout the entire 24 hours to provide a steady, rhythmic pulse for the festival as a whole. Alongside the musical program, the festival will offer "testimony tours," a selection of walks around town showcasing the authentic rituals and ceremonies of Jerusalem's diverse faiths, which represent an ancient and still organic component of the city's rich, multi-textured tapestry.
For more information: http://www.jerusalemseason.com/en/content/event/mekudeshet