Born in Lebanon, Mireille Tannous began singing as a soloist at her church before
she moved to the U.S. in 1978. A few years later, Tannous became a member of the Harvard Music Study Group and performed throughout Boston, singing songs by Nouhad Wadi Haddad (a.k.a. Fayrouz), the most famous living singer in the Arab world who still sparks Lebanese national pride. Tannous was introduced to Zamir by her Palestinian conductor eleven years ago when she sang a beautiful solo in Zamir’s Jerusalem 3000 concert at Regis College. Tannous participates in the annual Arabic Music Retreat at Mount Holyoke College, led by the Palestinian composer and musician Simon Shaheen. She is currently the soloist at her church in Worcester and sings at many haflis (Lebanese dances).