Multinational tribute to Komitas in London, UK
London-based Armenian Klingen Choir and Cultural Association (KCCA) presents a concert-exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of great Armenian composer Komitas which will take place at the magnificent St Cuthbert’s church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, Kensington, London SW5 9EB at 19:00 Saturday, 9 November 2019.
Internationally acclaimed musicians of 8 nationalities residing in 4 different countries are
gathering together for the first time to participate in this concert, play and sing the immortal
music of Komitas.
Sipan Olah – tenor,conductor, concert director- UK- Armenia
Hayarpi Yeghikyan – soprano – UK-Armenia
Katerina Mina – soprano -Cyprus -UK
Andriana Yordanova – soprano – Bulgaria-Malta
Clare Ghigo – mezzo-soprano – Malta
Angelo Muscat – tenor – Malta
Olga Matevosyan – violin – USA-Armenia Lyudmila Lugovskaya – violin – Russia-UK Gayane Mirzoyan –
viola – Austria- Armenia Sofiko Tvauri – cello – Georgia-UK
Evgenia Terentieva – piano – Russia-UK
Komitas is one of the main treasures of Armenian classical music and cultural heritage who noted more than 5000 Armenian folk songs during the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
Masterpieces by Komitas, some of which have never been performed in the UK before, will be presented by soloists, a string quartet, a vocal ensemble and the Klingen Choir.
There will be a picture exhibition by the British-Armenian acclaimed artist Leonie Pilart on themes of Komitas.
Alice Martirosian will present her handwork of miniature historic Armenian costumes.
Event hosts and presenters: Vasoula Christodoulou from London Greek Radio and Gary Yeghikyan from KCCA.
You will have the chance of enjoying the picture exhibition during the interval. Additionally there will be reception for the guests.
Ticket price: £15
Online tickets: komitaslondon.eventbrite.co.uk
Tickets by post: Mrs Narine Petrosyan – tel: 07534699623