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Fr. Khalil Rahme

Composer, founder and director of the Notre Dame Univeristy Choir.  Born in Bcharre, Lebanon in 1962, he was ordained priest of the Maronite Mariamite Order in 1987.

EDUCATION
The Pontifical University of “Laterano” in Rome, studied philosophy and theology. Studied musical theory and notation, piano, classical and Gregorian singing, and earned degrees from the School of Music “T.L. La Victoria”, and from the conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Pursued studies in music composition for the organ with Maestro Valentino Miserachs.

POST HELD
Founder and director of the School of Music at Notre Dame University – Louaizé which he established in 1992. Founder and director of the “Notre-Dame University Choir of Louaize” since 1993. Founder of the children’s choir at Notre-Dame of Louaizé School. He is also an instructor of musical theory, notation, and choir singing at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.

COMPOSITIONS
He wrote many religious chants and hymns for various occasions (the Nativity, the Passion and Resurrection, the Holy Virgin, the Saints, etc…), as well as a mass for children. He has written the music for the documentary “Close to Heaven”, he put the melodrama “l’Espoir” in music, he also wrote the music to the Oratorio of Father Yacoub the Kabbouchi, two theatre pieces for Deir El Kamar and the religious operas: “Ana Maakom”, “Mariamu fi masirati shaabi llah”, “The Oratorio of St. Paul, the Apostle of Nations”, a play for Fr. Genadios: “He Looked at Him and He Loved Him” and “The Maronites and the glory of Lebanon”. He recorded many CD’s with the NDU choir.