Queen Rania Meets with Dozan wa Awtar Choir

June 17, 2014

(Office of Her Majesty- Press Department- Amman) Prior to their participation in the 8th World Choir Games this summer, Dozan wa Awtar choir met today with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

The choir, made up of 40 to 60 members representing different professions, age groups, and nationalities, is the first Jordanian choir to participate in this competition which will take place in Riga, Latvia.

During the meeting which was also attended by the choir's executive committee, Her Majesty told choir members that she was proud of the work they do to support talented youth in Jordan as well as for promoting Arabic choral music and representing Jordan in this field.

Dozan wa Awtar Choir is a music establishment founded by Shireen Abu-Khader in 2002 to promote Arab composers and to create unique performing art projects through teaching, composing, recording, publishing, and performing music as well as making theatrical productions in collaboration with local and international professional artists and talented youth.

The choir is comprised of three main groups, Dozan wa Awtar Singers, which is the main adult choir, Dozan, a smaller Arabic language choir, and Atfal Dozan wa Awtar, a children’s choir formed in 2011.