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Choral Festival Opens to Full House

The eighth Zimriya Choral Festival opened here last night under the honorary chairmanship of Knesset Speaker Yisrael Yeshayahu. Fourteen choirs from nine countries sang to a full house which included ministers and public personalities.

The Russian New Immigrants Choir began the concert with the song. “Prisoners of Zion.” Eight of the singing groups had non-Jewish members.

Eighteen local choirs will join the visiting choruses in giving seven concerts in army camps, twenty-two in kibbutzim, and three in towns.