A brief history
The Magnificat Institute Jerusalem – the music school of the Custody of The Holy Land – was established in 1995 by the Franciscan Fr. Armando Pierucci.
Created to serve the liturgy of the Latin Church in the Holy Land, the Magnificat Choir performs during the major festivities of the Christian calendar (the Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, the Easter celebrations in the Holy Sepulchre) and extraordinary events like the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land in 2014. Professional musicians trained in the best music school of the world (like the Juliard School of New York or the Moscow Conservatory), teach a wide variety of courses: violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, voice, flute, trumpet, French horn, tuba, bassoon, music theory and history of music. The introduction to music course is open to pupils aged 5 +. The high teaching standards of the school have been strengthen by a convention signed with the “Arrigo Pedrollo” Conservatory of Music in Vicenza; under the supervision of this prestigious Italian learning centre, the Magnificat Institute grants academic diplomas valid throughout the European Union, right here in Jerusalem, giving music students of the Holy Land life changing possibilities.
The Magnificat Institute is the only music school located in the Old City of Jerusalem. And from here, from this disputed piece of land, the harmony of music radiates to the entire region.