Little Singers of Armenia

The Little Singers of Armenia choir was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Armenian Little Singers International Association and Yerevan Municipality. This choir has become an international sensation and its repertoire is extremely varied including sacred, classical, folk, and jazz music from different periods.

The Little Singers of Armenia were recognized as the Choir of the European Union, nominated as Cultural Ambassador by the European Federation of Choirs in 2001, and awarded the Leonardo da Vinci silver medal by the European Academy of Natural Sciences. In 2002 the choir was recognized as one of the best choirs in the world by the International Choral Federation of Music. The choir has also received some of the highest awards bestowed by the President of Armenia as well as the country’s Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Science and Education, and the Mayor of Yerevan.

The talent of this choir is evident in its many competitive achievements throughout the musical world. Among its accomplishments are several silver medals at the Roodeport International Eisteddfod of South Africa, 1993 and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in the UK, 1994 as well as gold and silver medals at the Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival in San Francisco, USA, 1995, special prize for the most encouraging video in times of COVID-19, (2020).

Aside from competitions, the choir has also participated in various international events and festivals including, but not limited to the Basel International Festival (Basel, Switzerland, 1995); Thessaloniki-European Capital of Culture (Greece, 1997); Hong Kong and Beijing International Festivals (China, 1999); EXPO 2000 (Hanover, Germany); the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2002); Dimitria International Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2002); Armenian American Choral Festival Song of Unity (Armenia, 2004, 2006); Children’s Friendship on the Planet (Moscow, Russia, 2010); and Let the Future Sing International Festival (Stockholm, Sweden, 2012); European Festival of Youth Choirs (Basel, Switzerland, 2014); the 5th Children Choir’s Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece, 2015); Choral Festival in Fribourg (Switzerland, 2016); Abu-Gosh Festival (Israel, 2017); International Children Choir Festival (Dresden, Germany, 2018); Tbilisi Choral Music Festival (Georgia, 2018), The INTERKULTUR video award (2020), "Moscow meet friends"XVII online festival (2020), “Voices of Spirit” online festival (Austria, 2021), "World Peace Choral Festival” (Austria, 2021), 25th Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir  Festival (2021), The Choral Photo Promenade photo contest in the frame of the Europa Cantat Festival (2021), Soong Ching Ling International Youth Exchange Camp (2021), 2nd GCI Virtual Holiday Concert (2021), XIV International Sacred Music Festival "Silver bells" (2022).

The choir “Little Singers of Armenia” has performed in famous halls: Paris Grand Opera Palais Garnier, Konserthuset Hall (Stockholm), Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Victoria Concert Hall (Geneva), Berlin Philharmonie,  Gewandhaus Great Hall, and others.

The choir “Little Singers of Armenia” has performed extensively in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, Japan, Egypt, South Africa, Canada, 20 states of the United States of America, Denmark, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania.

These many accolades have earned the choir international acclaim. The Little Singers of Armenia are often lead by famous conductors, participate in significant state events, such as the Cultural Days of Armenia in Russia (2001), the 80th anniversary of Charles Aznavour in Paris (2004), the Year of Armenia in Russia (2006), and the Year of Armenia in France (2007), official events dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Armenia (2015), a solemn ceremony dedicated to Pope Francis’s visit to Armenia (2016), solemn opening ceremony of the seventeenth summit of the Francophonie (2018).

The choir has released a triple-disc album Parsegh Ganatchian: Complete Works (1997); a triple-disc album Fiat Lux (2009); Robert Petrosyan Choral Works written especially for LSA (2011, Armenia); Furusato (2012) dedicated to a concert tour in Japan and 20 Years of Magic (2013) dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the choir; Remember and Demand dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide (Yerevan, 2015); Benjamin Britten: Choral works for children choirs (Switzerland, 2016); Heartful Song for Japan (Japan, 2017), The little Singers of Armenia at the Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall (Yerevan, 2019);  The little Singers of Armenia at Victoria Hall (Yerevan, 2019);  The little Singers of Armenia at St. Michael Church, Fribourg (Yerevan, 2019);  The little Singers of Armenia at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Yerevan, 2019);  The Little Singers of Armenia at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Yerevan, 2019), The Little Singers of Armenia in Gewandhaus Concert Hall (2020).