MAGNIFICAT MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Cultivating Understanding Through Music
For the past 10 years, FFHL has been providing musical scholarships to our young Christians attending the Magnificat Institute.
Founded in 1995, thanks to the work of musician and composer, Fr. Armando Pierucci, the Magnificat Institute serves 200 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish students, studying various musical disciplines.
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“MUSIC IS THE ART THAT UNITES,
BRINGS US TOGETHER,
OVERCOMES DIFFERENCES, AND
CHALLENGES STANDARD WAYS OF THINKING,
EVEN THOSE MOST COMMON IN THE HOLY LAND.”
The Institute has over 20 teachers and 3 choirs, who provide music for liturgies at the shrines and for Holy Days.
The school releases publications and recordings, travels on foreign tours and concerts, and organizes music competitions. The reputation of the Magnificat Institute is continually growing thanks to the outstanding teachers and the evolving possibilities that have opened up to the school. The Institute’s diplomas are now recognized in the European Union following an agreement made with the “Pedrollo” Conservatoire of Vicenza.
“I TRUST THAT THE HARMONY OF MUSIC IS A CONSTANT INVITATION TO ALL PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL TO SEEK TOGETHER THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE THAT MAKES THEM CAPABLE OF BUILDING A WORLD OF JUSTICE AND SOLIDARITY, OF HOPE AND PEACE.”
-Pope Benedict XVI
The Magnificat Institute in the Holy City of Jerusalem has as its goal the promoting of knowledge about music with particular attention to the cultural heritage of various local communities in the Holy Land. The target goals at the heart of the Magnificat Institute of Jerusalem are as follows:
- Prepare teachers capable of teaching and transmitting love for music in schools in the Holy Land
- Sing and play in the shrines and parishes of the Holy Land, in particular the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, the Holy City
- Create opportunities, both choral and instrumental, to break down the cultural, religious and linguistic barriers and promote peaceful and friendly relationships in the Holy Land between children of different backgrounds, and in particular in the Holy City of Jerusalem
Given the critical social context in which the Magnificat Institute of Jerusalem finds itself, only some of the students are able to pay the tuition to attend the Institute.
That is the reason for outside support for the musical scholarships.
If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact
Denise Marie Scalzo, OFS,
Vice-President of the FFHL, at [email protected] .
To make an online tax exempt donation to this program, complete the form below: