THE GREAT GEHENNA CHOIR
COOPERATIVE CHOIR
FOUNDED IN 2015
Founded by Enbar in 2015, in collaboration with "Mamuta" Art Collective and supported by “artis” and the “Jerusalem Found”, the Great Gehenna Choir's repertoire explores both highly elaborated compositions and intuitive easy-to-learn polyphonic music, merging different and sometimes contrasting performative sensitivities.

Taking its name from the "Valley of the Son of Hinnom" ("Gehenna") in Jerusalem, and alluding to the disturbing history of the site - where ancient Canaanites are known to have conducted human sacrifice - The Great Gehenna Choir's original repertoire consists of expressive musical rites.

By its very structure, this unique group of performers, singers, and artists embodies an inclusive gesture towards the audience. Rather than casting them as onlookers, the new, occasionally absurd rites performed by the choir, invite audiences to take part in original, often radical articulations of spirituality.

Photograph by Itamar Mendes Flohr

Video & Sound: Noam Enbar