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The First Partnership Between Qatar Concert Choir & Marsa Malaz Kempinski

The First Partnership Between Qatar Concert Choir & Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Doha, 20 March 2018 - “Our story started a century ago. It’s authentic and it has shaped who we are, what we believe in and how we do things. A living heritage that we cherish and cultivate to inspire our future. Our hotels in their unique style allow to deliver beautiful performances to enchant the guests. We craft bespoke experiences for people with impeccable taste, who live the richness of the moment.
We never fail to surprise our guests.
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For the first time in Qatar, a new collaboration between Qatar Concert Choir and Marsa Malaz Kempinski begins where luxury and art can best express themselves.

With this collaboration, Marsa Malaz Kempinski and Qatar Concert Choir have joined hands in the promotion of art and culture through the power of the MUSIC in Qatar.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, thanks to our European heritage, will partner with Qatar Concert Choir, as the local ensemble performs a wide range of classical and contemporary choral music in Qatar, to create the ultimate experience for the audience of VIP guests. The event’s purpose is to be the precursor in developing the idea of sharing culture and new experience through music, while pairing elegant performances with elegant surroundings.

Qatar Concert Choir will perform an Opera Concert on Tuesday March 27th at 7:30pm, at the Venezia Ballroom of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, with over forty singers, from all over the world in what will be a sophisticated cultural experience.

On arrival, guests will be offered a welcome drink, before enjoying the one-hour Opera
Concert and hopefully a memorable moment to celebrate and continue to live the magic
of the whole experience.

Mr. Wissam Suleiman, General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski said: “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Concert Choir in designing the ultimate audience experience and to support this Country in promoting the arts in general. The message is clear: music is MEMORIES, RECHARGE and STATE OF MIND.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Giovanni Pasini, conductor and artistic director, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with Marsa Malaz Kempinski, creating a relationship with this ultra-luxury hotel. We aim to create a new kind of event and really hope the partnership will continue into the future, including the festive, holiday period in December, for example. It’s a work in progress…”

About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city’s premier destination an ultra-luxury resort located on its own man-made island, offering guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. The hotel provides bespoke dining and entertainment options across ten food and beverage outlets. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom, measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sq ft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay, along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yacht jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sq m tranquil Spa by Clarins
features 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, an indoor pool,
beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha is located on its own secluded island, just steps away from numerous entertainment and dining options at Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale on The Pearl-Qatar. The central business district of West Bay is a 10-minute drive away. A paradise for getaways, the island features a private beach and outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, private yacht jetties, tennis courts and plush gardens and patios. The culinary destination offers a variety of ten restaurants and lounges including large open-air terraces.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels in 33 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of
independent hotel brands.

About Qatar Concert Choir:

Qatar Concert Choir, founded in 2011, is an amateur, audition choir performing a wide range of classical and contemporary choral music. It has been performing in Qatar for seven years and aims to provide as high a standard of singing and choral music in Doha as possible.

Conducted by Giovanni Pasini, Principal Viola of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Qatar, the Choir has over forty singers from all over the world, representing the wide diversity of the Qatar community.

QCC recently featured in the Qatar Tourist Authority’s 'Dari Qatar' film about the diversity of the country’s life, people and culture - and performs with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Doha Baroque Ensemble. The Choir has an important partnership with QPO through its patron, the acclaimed German soprano Felicitas Fuchs - and recently performed with the orchestra in ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst and the hugely popular ‘Video Games Live’ conducted by the Irish composer Eímear Noone.

The Choir also featured in the Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 Day of Music, bringing
Purcell’s 'The Tempest’ to this special occasion at the Qatar National Convention
Center.

Last June, Qatar Concert Choir was proud to team up with the Qatari composer and
song writer Dana Alfardan in her 'One Nation’ song, celebrating Qatar and the universal
goals of peace and understanding between peoples, championed by this small Gulf
country.

For further information, visit:
kempinski.com/press • kempinski.com/marsamalaz • globalhotelalliance.com
qatarconcertchoir.com
Media Contacts:
Claudia Morana • Marketing & PR Executive
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha
P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar
Tel +974 4035 5555 Mob +974 7479 1118
claudia.morana@kempinski.com

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