Miki Gavrielov is one of Israel’s best-loved and popular singers. He performed at City Harvest Church at Singapore Expo Hall 8, on 22 August 2009. “It was such an honor for me to perform here — the energy was simply amazing!” Gavrielov told City News.
“Everyone stood up and clapped along to my music. It was also really impressive the way everyone worshiped — I had only seen such fervent worshiping on TV, of crowds in the US!” Widely acknowledged as one of the founders of Israeli music, Gavrielov’s music is heard in Jewish communities all over the globe, from the Philippines to Sweden and the USA. In recognition of his many contributions to Israeli music, he was presented a Lifetime Achievement in Music award in 2007 by Acum (an organization of Israeli writers and composers).
“My greatest joy in performing is connecting with my audiences all over the world,” he said. “When I visit different countries and audiences immediately know my songs, that feels great and drives me on.” Born into a musical family, Gavrielov gets his inspiration from his loved ones, his country, movies, as well as from books.
While he generally does not write songs about religion, he did garner inspiration from one book in the Bible: Song of Solomon. “I’m a romantic at heart and I just found the verses so beautiful! That song I wrote is a very popular song at weddings in Israel.” Despite having achieved so much in his career, Gavrielov remains grounded and sincere.
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“I love how music touches people and brings them together. I’d like to give a big thank you to Pastor Kong for inviting me here to City Harvest, and I send everyone love from Israel! May God bless you and keep doing the beautiful work you are doing!” To read more about Miki Gavrielov, go to http://www.mikigavrielov.com/english/index2.php