CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Boston tradition for more than 50 years, the includes gifted and versatile singers from the Greater Boston communities is complemented by a professional 23-member orchestra.
The Erevan Choral Society will present its Christmas concert on December 15 at 3 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge. This year’s program is also dedicated to the 150th anniversaries of Komitas and Hovhannes Tumanyan. Soloists are soprano Knarik Nerkararyan and tenor Giovanni Formizano.
The chorus was founded by Father Oshagan Minassian and performed its first concert on June 4, 1967. Since 2009, composer Konstantin Petrossian has served as its music director and conductor. Every year, the chorus has offered several varied, engaging and delightful musical repertoires that deeply connect audience and performers. The chorus has performed throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, and California to capacity crowds.
The Erevan Chorale and Orchestra has collaborated with Armenian composers for many years, and has premiered many of their pieces. The Chorale and Orchestra has always performed with renowned artists from Armenia and the Diaspora. The ensemble is the only one of its kind outside of Armenia and has made a great name for itself throughout the world.
The Erevan Chorale and Orchestra was recently awarded the Gold Medal from Yerevan City Hall by the order of Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan in recognition of outstanding work. The medal arrived from Armenia via City Council Member and renowned vocalist Arthur Ispiryan, who also gave the ensemble the Mayor’s Order and relayed his best wishes.
The honorary Gold Medal will be ceremoniously presented to the Erevan Chorale and Orchestra during the concert.