Komitas

CLEVELAND — The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone. Among those who found this time the most difficult have been religious communities whose member were not able to congregate in person, and musicians and music fans who have[...]

On December 19, six choirs from Armenia and Artsakh joined seven other choirs to perform on World Choral Day (http://worldchoralday.org/). This event, organized every December under the auspices of the International Federation of Choral[...]

RIGA, Latvia — For Armenians, Komitas Vartabed, both as a man as well as a musician, remains a revered figure. His brilliant musicianship, coupled with his unimaginable suffering as a witness to the Armenian Genocide and his subsequent[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) —  First cellist of the Belgian National Philharmonic Orchestra Sevak Avanesyan perfumed Krunk (Crane) by Komitas at Ghazanchetsots Cathedral of Shushi town of Artsakh, which had been bombed and partially ruined by[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — “The voice of Gomidas is the undisguised heartbeat of the Armenian people.” Those are the words of one of the most ardent students of the beloved priest-musician, who preserved, shaped, and defined our[...]

By Armenuhi Drost-Abarjan BERLIN — The Mesrob Armenian Studies Center at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg celebrated its 20th anniversary in the academic year 2018-2019 with three international conferences, an exhibition[...]

By Father Zaven Arzoumanian, PhD This year the Armenians worldwide are most worthily celebrating the 150th year of Gomidas Vartabed’s birth, the internationally distinguished Armenian talented musicologist of all times, who revived the[...]

By Taleen Babayan BURBANK, Calif. — The religious, spiritual and cultural influences of Komitas Vartabed headlined the 2019 Reclaim Conference in honor of the 150th anniversary of his birth, in an all-day event and concert dedicated to[...]

By Meliné Karakashian, PhD MORGANVILLE, N.J. – I first heard the name of Halidé Edibe in Turkey, in 1997, while on a tour when the tour guide referred to the Genocide of Armenians as “The dark days of our country’s history…”[...]