Armenian Chamber Choir's songs will soar on the wind

Issued: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 00:00:00 BST

Armenian Chamber Choir at the University
Sunday 14 September, University Chapel, 3 pm

The Hover Choir (pronounced 'hoe-ver' in Armenian and meaning 'Song soaring on the wind') will perform in the University of Glasgow Chapel this Sunday beginning at 3 pm, as part of their week-long UK tour. The Chamber Choir of Armenia will be conducted by Sona Hovhannisyan and will sing a programme of Armenian sacred and folk music featuring works by Komitas, Shnorhali, and others.

The internationally acclaimed, award-winning Chamber Choir of Armenia was established in Yerevan, Armenia in 1992 as a performing arts group, consisting of 24 singers many of whom are students, or graduates, of the Komitas National Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia.

Admission to the concert in the University Chapel is free (donations welcome)

This will be the first time an Armenian chamber choir will tour the UK and additionally, may be the first opportunity for many people in the UK to listen to Armenian music.

Further details about the choir, adverts and a press release can be found at http://www.hoverchoir.org

For further details about the performance at the University of Glasgow, please contact the Concerts Organiser, tel: 0141 330 4092
email: concerts@music.gla.ac.uk

Other concerts that the Hover Choir will be performing in the UK, include: 7.30 pm, Monday 15th September - Edinburgh Canongate Kirk, The Royal Mile
7 pm, Wednesday 17th September - Cambridge Wren Chapel, Emmanuel College
7 pm - Saturday 20th September - London St Yeghishe Church, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London SW7. - participating in a special Armenian Independence Day Commemoration Concert
10.30 am - Sunday 21st September - London St Yeghishe Church, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London SW7. - Sunday Sung Liturgy

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