Moran Singers Ensemble, Israel

The Moran Singers Ensemble was established in 1998 as a professional singing group, under the expert musical direction of conductor Naomi Faran, dedicated to the encouragement of musical excellence and solo singing among young Israeli singers. The House Conductor of the Ensemble is Tom Karni.

The Ensemble consists of Moran Choir graduates, outstanding musician, IDF soldiers, as well as students and graduates from various Music Academies.

The Ensemble’s repertoire includes choral classical music as well as Israeli choral music composed by leading Israeli composers.
In recent years, the Moran Singers Ensemble performed with highly recognized music groups such as The Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, The Rishon LeZion Orchestra, Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra and The Israeli Opera.
The Moran Singers Ensemble participated in choral competitions and international festivals such as: The Bach Festival in Eugene/Oregon and Toronto/Canada, a Liturgical Music Festival in Germany, the Vox Pacis (The Voice of Peace) Festival in Stockholm/Sweden, the “Musica Sacra” Festival in Germany, The International Choral Festival in Argentina, Zemplén Festival in Hungary, World Choirs Festivals in China and Hong Kong, and many more.

Naomi Faran
Conductor and Musical Director

Naomi Faran is the founder of the Moran Choirs and has been its conductor since 1986. She is a graduate of The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University.

She is frequently invited to judge in prestigious competitions and was awarded Outstanding Conductor prize at the first International Choir Competition in Israel and has given advanced conducting master classes in Israel, as well as at International symposiums in Slovenia, Denmark, Hong-Kong, China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, and more.

Her vision is expressed through successful results: Five generations of choirs ages 6-60 are educated with choral music; two of them have gained international recognition as professionals. Her vision is also manifested in innovative projects that combine musical excellence with community involvement, believing in the power of music.

Each choir is involved in the community. The singing becomes a mean to create
enjoyment and a feeling of equality among populations with special needs. This special model was presented at conferences and symposiums around the world.

Tom Karni
House Conductor – Moran Singers Ensemble

Tom Karni began his musical education at the age of 7 in the Moran Choir and studied at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in the singing class of Mrs. Merav Barnea. He holds a bachelor’s degree in conducting from an orchestra at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (Prof. Eitan Globerson and Prof. Stanley Sperber), and a master’s degree in conducting as part of the “Frequencies” program for performing new music, under the direction of Meitar ensemble and Maestro Guy Feder.

Tom Karni won the Dean’s Award for Unique Achievements. He is the winner of the Jerusalem Institute’s New Music Scholarship for the years 2019/2020 – the first time this scholarship is awarded to a conductor.

Among other things, he served as assistant conductor in the chamber choir of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and as deputy conductor in the Raanana Symphony Orchestra, and performed as conductor with the string ensemble, the new vocal ensemble, Raanana Symphony and the Danube Symphony Orchestra, Budapest. He has won many festivals in Israel, such as the Israeli Music Festival, the Desert Sounds Festival, the Israeli Harp Festival, the CEME Festival and more.

In addition to his pursuits in the field of music, Tom Karni holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the “Amirim” outstanding program at the Hebrew University.

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