KCCA under the auspices of the Embassy of Armenia to the UK has organised an event dedicated to the 150th birth anniversary of Alexander Spendiaryan and the 100th birth anniversary of Arno Babajanian on Sat, 16 October 2021, 19:00 at St Cuthbert’s Church50 Philbeach Gardens, London, SW5 9EB
The artistic and musical director of the event is conductor, tenor and pianist Sipan Olah (UK-Armenia) who will lead the concert.
Masterpieces by Spendiaryan and Babajanian will be performed by internationally acclaimed professional singers, sopranos-Andriana Yordanova (Malta-Bulgaria), Tatevik Ashuryan-Karapetyan (Germany), Hayarpi Yeghikyan (UK) and mezzo soprano Helen Rotchell (UK). Piano music will be presented by well-known pianists-Yulia Chaplina (UK-Russia), Maria Palazian (UK) and Stavros Dritsas (Greece). Violinist laureates-Ani Batikian (UK), Paula Gorbanova (Latvia) and violist-Gayane Mirzoyan (Austria) along with the Klingen Chamber Orchestra will play orchestral compositions by the two composers and the Klingen Choir will perform songs by Babajanian. Some of these pieces, including orchestral compositions “Yerevan sketches” and “Armenian Rhapsody” for two pianos have never been performed in the UK before. There will be a picture exhibition by the British-Armenian artists Leonie Pilart and Anna Virabyan based on the themes of the concert’s musical programme.
Free refreshments will be available during the break of the concert and everyone will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful exhibition at the church.
KCCA was happy to participate in an online international world choir festival dedicated to the Environment. There were 74 choirs participating in this great event and KCCA is No. 6. This was organised from Thessaloniki, Greece. Thanks to Stratos Tsichlas for invitingKlingen Choir and Cultural Association
KCCA won The Grand Prix among Groups from 42 countries at the Aphrodite-Voice International-Festival from Cyprus and a special Award of the World Association of Performing Arts ( WAPA Europe ) for High Quality Performance.
“Sound of Birches”-“Шум берёз” by Konstantin Orbelian. Performance was dedicated to the VDay.
Klingen Choir and Cultural Association won Grand Prix at the international singing competition “Sonata of the stars” from #Lithuania. KCCA won in 2 nominations THE BEST GROUP and THE BEST WINTER SONG representing the UK among representatives from 40 countries
KCCA was happy to participate in an online international world choir festival dedicated to Peace. There were 72 choirs participating in this great event and KCCA is No. 4. This was organised from Thessaloniki, Greece. Thanks to Stratos Tsichlas for invitingKlingen Choir and Cultural Association YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liaLkhlRvDw…
At the international online competition
Culture Caravan – festival & contest
in Poland KCCA won the first place in 2nd senior group (ages 25 and above) among 30 countries. This victory is very special for us as
Klingen Choir and Cultural Association represented UK with an Armenian song #Yerevan-Erebuni. Youtube link available below:
Congratulations to all singers, video editor Sean J.H. Rubin and Artistic director and conductor Sipan Olah.
On the 2nd of July 17:00, in cooperation with the Union of Armenians in Russia-Moscow Branch, Союз армян России – Московское городское отделение, Klingen Choir and Cultural Association’s vocal quartet performed pieces by great Komitas in an ONLINE LIVE CONCERT via Facebook.🎵🎶
London-based Armenian Klingen Choir and Cultural Association (KCCA) presented a concert-exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of great Armenian composer Komitas which took place at the St Cuthbert’s church, 50 Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, Kensington, London at 19:00 Saturday, 9 November 2019.
Klingen Choir and Cultural Association performance in a concert organised by Russian community in the UK. Choir sang Armenian and Russian songs in the heart of Westminster in St John Smith Square. The program also included a solo performance of a Russian romance by our conductor-tenor Sipan Olah.