Overview
Robert Mlkeyan, director


Thirty voices strong, the Armenian State Chamber Choir serves up a spellbinding program that includes extraordinary music by the influential ethnomusicologist and priest Komitas, 20th-century composers Alfred Schnittke and John Tavener, and the contemporary composer David Haladijan; a selection of traditional Armenian folk tunes; and more. The choir's recording on ECM of Tigran Mansurian's Ars Poetica was praised for its superb ensemble cohesion and blend: "gorgeous, emotive, and very deeply felt a cappella choral music... fully the product of inspiration" (All Music Guide).

MASHTOTS
I Kneel Before You (A hymn for Lent)
NAREKATSI
The Bird (A hymn for Easter)
KOMITAS
Holy, Holy
Rustic Wedding Songs (Suite A, 1899–1901)
      Prayer
      The Bride's Farewell
      To the Bridegroom's Mother
      The Bridegroom's Blessing
      Banter
      Dance
Rise Up! (1899-1901)
O Mountains, Bring Breeze (1913–14)
Plowing Song of Lori (1902–6)
Spring
(1902, Poem by Hovhannes Hovhanisyan)
TAVENER
Song for Athene
SCHNITTKE
Three Sacred Hymns
      Hail to the Virgin Mary
      Lord, Have Mercy
      Lord's Prayer
DAVID HALADJIAN
Missa Memoria
      Kyrie
      Christe
      Gloria
      Dies Irae
      Tuba mirum
      Patrem
      Sanctus
DANIEL ELDER
Lullaby (from Three Nocturnes)
MORTEN LAURIDSEN
Sure on this Shining Night (Poem by James Agee)
ROBERT MLKEYAN
Armenian Folk Tunes
   Gorani of Moosh
   Mayram
   Kheeyo
   Maral


Program Notes


Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Multimedia

Օրօր Ադինո Lullaby Adino, Komitas

Ելել Rise Up!, Komitas (will be performed at the April 14 concert)

Վը Կոնդաս K'kondas, David Haladjian

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