“… Ronit has enabled the Choir to achieve nationally and internationally, as is evidenced by the many prizes it has won in Israel and abroad. This is undeniable proof of the professionalism and outstanding musical quality of the Choir and the uncompromising work of Ronit whose musical talents have built a choir that is an example for every children’s choir in Israel…”
From : Prof. Menachem Wiesenberg
“For many years I have been following the development and activities of the Li Ron Children’s Choir under the artistic direction and conductorship of Ronit Shapira. From the time of its inception the Choir has manifested hard work and unique character expressed in its vocal productions, diction and wide repertoire. The qualities have improved during the years and have brought the Li Ron Choir many prizes in International Competitions….”
From : Prof. Yehudit Kohen, Department of Musicology, Tel-Aviv University
“… I have been following the work of Ronit Shapira and have very much enjoyed many creative and original pieces, most of which were composed for her and her Choir. The wonderful singing and the level of musical interpretation exposes the listener to the beauty found in these pieces.”
From : Ben-Zion Orgad, Israel Prize recipient
“I returned a few days ago from a Conference of the World Federation of Choirs in Copenhagen. I want to share with you the reactions of people who were Judges in the Competition in Graz in which your wonderful choir participated. At the end of your performance there didn’t remain one dry eye among the Judges. Everyone was touched by your performance – and no wonder.
As you know, I have closely followed your work with the Li Ron Choir since the days when you worked in the Gordon Elementary School. Even then I was amazed by your work. I also work with youth choirs and therefore I am able to understand and appreciate the effort that this entails in order to achieve what you have achieved every year anew.
I have already told you that I see you as a “magician”- one that very quietly turns children from average homes and similar to their age mates into children “poisoned” by culture at the highest level. I also know that unlike other choirs, everything you achieve is with your own hands – with your own 10 fingers and your own 2 wonderful ears.
In the name of “Hallel” I was to bless you on your achievement of bringing before a world forum Israeli culture at its best.
May you have the strength for many more years of this intensive work.
I hope that in your city, Herzliya they “carry you on their shoulders” and give your Choir the optimal working conditions.
From : Maya Shavit, the representative of “Halel” – The organization of choirs in Israel