About us

The Notre Dame University Choir Louaizé was first formed in October of 93 under the direction of Reverend Fr. Khalil Rahme, a Mariamite monk, and with the encouragement and support of the Maronite Mariamite Order. The choir is formed of a number of professionals as well as students of the School of Music. The NDU Choir won the Gold Medal and the Audience’s First Prize - Adult Category - in the Third International Choirs Competition held in Laval, Quebec 2007.

Performances

Lebanon

  • 1997: Beirut, Mass of the Holy Pope.
  • 2000: Baalbek Festivals.
  • 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2013: Al-Bustan Festival.
  • 2008 & 2009: Grand Sérail, (M° Francesco Ciluffo).
  • 2009: Beiteddine Festival.
  • 2012: Beirut, Mass of the Holy Pope.

Italy

  • 1999: The Pantheon & the International Loreto Festival.
  • 2003, 2006 & 2007: Basilica San Pietro In Vincoli, Roma.
  • 2006: Urbino, Bari, Consenza & Roma.
  • 2008: Cathedral Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • 2009: Castel Gandolfo.

France

  • 1998: Lyon and Paris.
  • 2001: Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Toulon, Marseille, Arles, Avignon, Gap, Nantes.
  • 2003, 2005 & 2012: Lisieux
  • 2008: Lourdes.

Jordan

  • 1996: Frère de La Salle Amman.
  • 2004: By invitation of Queen Nour, Amman.
  • 2006: Jarash and Royal Cultural Center.

Syria

  • 2003: Opera of Damas.

Dubai

  • 2007: DIFC

USA

  • 2007: Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston.
  • 2010: Manhattan (Carnegie Hall), Broadway.

Canada

  • 2007: Mondial Choral Loto-Québec

Australia

  • 2008: Sidney.

Performed

  • 1998: Socrates by Mansour Rahbany.
  • 2000: Saul of Tarsus by Naji Hakim.
  • 2000: Mouachahat by Marcel Khalifé.
  • 2000: The Maronite Mass by Mansour Rahbany.
  • 2000: Song of Songs by Zad Multaka.
  • 2001: The Gospel of Saint John by Abed Azrieh.
  • 2003: The Maronite Requiem by Mgr. François Eid.
  • 2006: Opera Abu Hassan by Carl Maria Von Weber.
  • 2007: Requiem Flamenco by Paco Peña.
  • 2009: Missa In Tempore Belli (Paukenmass) by Joseph Haydn.
  • 2009: Ahmad Al-Arabi by Marcel Khalife.
  • 2010: Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini.
  • 2010: Vesperæ solennes de Confessore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 2011: The Maronites and the Glory of Lebanon by Fr. Khalil Rahme.
  • 2011: Fakhreddīn Athani Alkabīr by Iyad Kanaan.
  • 2013: Messa di Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.

Discography

  • 2000: Majdan nuhdi
  • 2002: The Maronite Requiem
  • 2003: Concert of the inauguration of the Monastery of St. Anthony - Rome
  • 2003: Ossa zghiri whobb kbir
  • 2004: Jras lfarha
  • 2004: Oratorio of Father Yacoub the Capucin
  • 2005: Saint upon Saint
  • 2006: Your prayer with us
  • 2006: Ana Maakom
  • 2007: Maryam fi masirat sha’bi llah
  • 2011: The Maronites and the Glory of Lebanon
  • 2011: Saint Paul, the Apostle of Nations
  • 2013: The Holy Rosary

Our Members

Sopranos

Abdallah Joumana, Akiki Mira, Bitar Isabelle, Dagher Sabine, Dagher Stéphanie, El-Beaino Bouchra, El-Kik Olga, Hage Carla, Hnein Rébecca, Kallas Rouba, Khalil Vanessa, Maksoud Mary, Matar Marie-Josée, Mazraani Vanessa, Medawar Gladys, Ramia Eliane, Ramia Elise, Sfeir Joëlle, Torbey Tina

Altos

Abi-Aoun Raya, Chléla Carla, Chléla Maria, Daou Soha, El-Hage Yamane, Hage Dina, Hage Jana, Hajje José, Kahi Joanna, Kassis Marianne, Medawar Grace, Otayek Maya, Rizkallah Elari, Sarah Khalil, Sibrini Christelle

Tenors

Abou-Chabké Rawad, Houwayek Mario, Jabbour Joseph, Kadi Charbel, Mahfouz Jihad, Mattar Elie, Nakouzy Mario, Nasr Dominik, Possik Jalal, Zaher Ibrahim

Basses

Akiki Majd, Al-Rami Simon, Habchi Jad, Khalil Fadi, Nakouzy Fadi, Sfeir Toni, Sibrini Christophe, Sibrini Johnny, Zgheib Rami

Piano

Dolcy Lawoun

Vocal coach

Aida Tomb (Ronza)
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