The many diverse civilizations and religions that have resided in the Anatolian peninsula throughout centuries have always been a source of inspiration in Turkey. With its Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities living in peaceful unity, the city of Antakya, in particular, has been a symbol of religious and cultural harmony. The Civilizations Choir of Antakya, composed of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish members, who are priests, imams, nuns, teachers, students and seniors, came into existence building on this tradition of tolerance and coexistence. At a time when conflicts and talks of “the clash of civilizations” have become so prevalent, the members of the Civilizations Choir have come together around one challenging but timeless mission: to create harmonious dialogue between different civilizations by using the universal language of music. The Choir, singing songs in six different languages, has given over 100 concerts in Turkey and abroad, in megacities such as New York, Berlin and Paris, since its inception in 2007

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