Vocaliza women’s choir was founded in 1997. The choir works in Tel-Aviv, Israel under the musical direction and conducting of Ira Kalechman, with the piano accompaniment of Arin Maisky. The choir consists of 25 non- professional female singers, coming from diverse professions, and united by their love for vocal music, devotion and commitment to hard work, and coping with musical challenges.

The choir’s repertoire consists of classical works for women choirs, both liturgical and secular, from different periods, as well as original Israeli works in acappella artistic adaptations.

Vocaliza has participated in different vocal music festivals, and gives a few concerts every year, mainly in churches, such as Notredam-de-Zion, the Scottish Church, and the University of Mormons in Jerusalem, or Imanuel Church in Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, and to different audiences throughout the country.

Ira Kalechman – conductor and musical director, was born in Moscow, and is a cum laude graduate of the choir conducting faculty of Gnesin Academy in Moscow. In Israel she has conducted several choirs, and is currently conducting the Vocaliza women’s choir, the Jordan Valley regional council choir, and the “Paamon” (bell) girls’ choir in the Jordan Valley, as well as the “Lev Tel Aviv” (heart of Tel-Aviv) women choir. She is also a voice teacher, and a singer in Israel’s leading vocal choirs, currently in the “New Vocal Ensemble”.

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