The show must always go on, according to the Singing Men from Georgia, despite an ongoing wave of terror events in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities.
On Sunday night, 150 choral singers from the American group gathered onstage at the Tower of David Museum, dressed in black tuxedos for a concert titled “Bringing Hope to the Peoples of the Holy Land.”
The 80-minute choral and orchestral program was conducted by Dr. Jon Duncan, a minister and music worship specialist among the Georgia Baptists who helps strengthen churches in music and worship, and directs the Sons of Jubal choir, which formed the core of the performance group.
The choir is currently in Israel for a nine-day tour.
The audience at the concert included more than 100 guests from the southern state, as well as guests from local churches in Israel, according to Caroline Shapiro, head of international relations at the museum.
The Singing Men from Georgia “managed to cover the Tower of David in a special layer of magic,” said Shapiro, “making it feel, despite the situation outside, as if Christmas had come early in Jerusalem.”
The Tower of David Museum is located in Jerusalem’s Old City, near the Jaffa Gate entrance, where there have been several terrorist incidents over the last few weeks.
The museum makes a point of hosting both local and out-of-town singers, like reggae star Matisyahu and Israeli rapper Shaanan Streett. An impromptu summer performance by Kanye West ended up getting canceled at the last minute. West performed in Tel Aviv last month.