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About Us

The Lebanese Pipe Organ Week is the result of a meeting between Fr. Khalil Rahme, Head of the School of Music of Notre Dame University – Louaize, and Br. Riccardo, Superintendent of the Terra Sancta Organ Festival and Delegate for Music of the Custody of the Holy Land. The collaboration agreement for the establishment and management of the Lebanese Pipe Organ Week was signed by Fr. Khalil and Br. Richard at the Observance Monastery in Bologna (Italy) on 14 November 2015.

The festival would not be possible without the cooperation of the churches’ leaders, who have made available the pipe organs. A special mention goes to the Italian organ builder Saverio Anselmi Tamburini, who is responsible for the maintenance of the organs of the festival and who brought together the two founders of the event.


Founders & Directors

Fr. Khalil Rahme, OMM, Director of the School of Music at Notre Dame University – Louaizé
Br. Riccardo, OFM, Delegate for Music & Performing Arts of the Custody of the Holy Land, Superintendent of the Terra Sancta Organ Festival

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NDU Louaize

Notre Dame University

Custodia Terrae Sanctae

Custody of the Holy Land


Friends & Sponsors

 

THANKS TO
Br. Habib Zraїbi, FSC, Collège du Sacré-Coeur, Frères – Gemmayzeh – Beirut
P. Habib Badr, The National Evangelical Church of Beirut
Fr. Ziad Haddad, CM, Basilique Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse – Achrafieh – Beirut
Fr. Makhoul Farha, OCD, Couvent Saint Elie – Maaysrah – Nahr Ibrahim
Couvent Notre Dame de Louaizé, O.M.M.
American University of Beirut

Prof. Naji Hakim, organist and composer, for his friendship and availability

PATRONAGE & COLLABORATION
Ministère de la Culture
Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music

TECHNICAL SPONSORS
Fabbrica d’Organi Comm. Giovanni Tamburini di Saverio Anselmi Tamburini – Crema
Meouchy & Zakaria Printing Press

STAFF
Jana Semaan, assistant

MAIN SPONSORS 2017
Foundation Marc-Henry Mainguy
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

INSTITUTIONAL SPONSORS 2017
Ambassade de Suisse au Liban
Austrian Embassy Beirut
Institut Français du Liban
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Beirut

MAIN SPONSORS 2016
Foundation Marc-Henry Mainguy
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
INSTITUTIONAL SPONSORS 2016
Institut Français du Liban
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Beirut