World Choral Day Armenia

Choral art is impossible to imagine without Komitas.
Since 1990, every year, on December, IFCM takes initiative in the organisation of the festival “World Choral Day”. Nearly 100,000 choirs from all continents join in this celebration.
In 1994 Armenia, in the initiative with the Armenian Little Singers International Association joins this campaign. Years on, Armenian superior choirs performed for students of public schools at Aram Khachaturyan Great Concert Hall. Since 2018, the Armenian Little Singers International Association realizes this event together with Armenian Choral Conductors Association in assistance with Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University. Format has changes after amateur choirs from Yerevan, different cities and abroad began to participates in this festival.
This year, on December 16, 14 choirs from Ijevan, Echmiadzin and Yerevan participated. From Tatev, Sisian, Kapan, Charentsavan and Munich (Germany) choirs performed online. The celebration was dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Komitas, and the choirs performed exclusively Komitas's songs. The audience was greeted by the President of the Armenian Little Singers International Association, Tigran Hekekyan.
At the end of the concert, all choirs performed Komitas's song "Armenia" directed by Gayane Sahakyan.

Participants:

  • Children and Youth Choir of Tavush Diocese, conductor Christina Sheroyan
  • “Sebastatsiner” vocal ensemble, conductor Marine Mkrtchyan
  • “Agape” choir , conductor Maria Galstyan
  • “LSA handbell” choir , conductor Knarik Babajanyan
  • “Narekatsi” choir, conductor Anahit Sargsyan
  • "Little Singers of Armenia" choir , conductor Tigran Hekekyan
  • "Echmiadzin" choir of the Gevorgyan Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, conductor Artashes Baburyan
  • A. Tigranyan Music School choir, conductor Ruben Karaseferyan
  • "Komitas" choir of Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, conductor Gayane Sahakyan

With songs and wishes joined online from

  • Munich, Shogher Choir, conductor Armine Babayan
  • Charentsavan, "Kamerton" Choir of Kotayk region, conductor David Sargsyan
  • Tatev, "Tatev Handbell choir” from Syunik region, conducted by Lusine Sargsyan
  • Kapan, choir of teachers of music school N2, conducted by Gayane Harutyunyan
  • Sisian, Children's Choir of Sisian, conductor Lusine Gasparyan.