Watar Orchestra

Established in November 2020, Watar Orchestra is composed of local young musicians who survived the war. The Watar orchestral ensemble includes 48 young men and women from different denominations of Nineveh, including Muslims, Christians and Yazidis, whose ages range between 8-32 years. The orchestra has a mix of religions, socio-economic backgrounds and also a blend of urban and rural residents ensuring its truly representative of Nineveh.

The Watar Youth Orchestra first performed at Mosul’s Al-Rabea Theatre on Thursday, April 8, 2021 to celebrate the restoration of the venue destroyed during the city’s occupation by ISIS.