With arrangements of Armenian folksongs and excerpts from the Mass by Komitas along with music from England, Italy and Spain.
The Cantorelli Choir
A Vocal Octet
Admission £10, students £5, children under 12 free. Wine reception to follow
In association with the Armenian Institute and St Sarkis Parish Council.
The Cantorelli are eight singers based in West Yorkshire with an extensive repertoire of European choral music from medieval times to the present day. Formed 30 years ago the group performs a capella.
In this 150th anniversary year of the birth of Komitas, this concert features his arrangements of traditional songs as well as part of the llittle-heard Komitas Divine Liturgy. Members of Cantorelli discovered the beauty of Armenian music while visiting Yerevan, Tatev and Dilijan and returned to Yorkshire determined to add Armenian pieces to their repertoire. The concert includes well-loved pieces from around Europe and will be followed by an opportunity to meet the artists at a reception in the nearby Gulbenkian Hall.