Hatay Chorus of Civilizations was founded in 2007 and became an association in 2008. Its chairperson is Mr. Yilmaz OZFIRAT. The chorus consists of believers of three celestial religions who live in Antakya. There are a total of 50 people in the choir, including priests, imams, nuns, jewellers, teachers, students, retirees and self-employed people.

The aim of the chorus is to contribute introduction of Antakya in special and of Turkey in general by sharing existing beauties with everybody and opening new horizons and keeping humanity together with the universal language of music through creating a bridge between civilizations. The chorus was nominated to Nobel Peace Award in 2012.

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