A CONCERT with arrangements of Armenian folksongs by Komitas, excerpts from the Divine Liturgy by Yekmalian 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, a vocal octet based in West Yorkshire, have 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. Members of Cantorelli fell in love with Armenian singing when listening to a capella choirs during their visit to Yerevan, Tatev and Dilijan. They undertook the challenge of sourcing the sheet music and learning the religious and secular songs in a new language, 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 Nevarte Gulbenkian Hall.
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