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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. There were over 6000 views 🎵🎶
  • Conductor & tenor Sipan Olah
  • Soprano Hayarpi Yeghikyan
  • Alto Nairuhi Petrosyan
  • Bass Sean J.H. Rubin

Klingen Choir and Cultural Association is so proud for our victory – taking the 1st Place at the International Music Online Contest Victory Songs 75. Thanks to all our choristers and especially to our artistic director and conductor Sipan Olah

Russian Culture House and Klingen Choir and Cultural Association

Present an Online Concert.

Well-known London based tenor Sipan Olah sings Victory Day songs with his ensemble.

The online concert is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

Concert programme includes popular songs:

  • “Темная ночь – Dark Is the Night” Music: N.Bogoslovski, Lyrics: V.Agatov
  • “Эх, дороги – Oh, roads” Music: A. Novikov, Lyrics: L. Oshanin
  • “We’ll Meet Again” music Ross Parker, lyrics Hughie Charles
  • “Катюша- Katyusha” Music: M.Blanter, Lyrics G.Vinogradov
  • “Журавли- Cranes” слова Р.Гамзатов, Музыка Я.Френкель
  • “Смуглянка- Smuglyanka” Music A.Novikov, Lyrics Y.Shvedov
  • “День победы-Victory Day” Music D.Tukhmanov, Lyrics V.Shainsky

Sipan Olah is a London-based award-winning opera singer (tenor), conductor, pianist, theorist and producer. Sipan’s solo singing performances in Armenia, Austria, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Malta and the UK have been highly appreciated by both the general public and the media. In 2003, Sipan received a scholarship from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation. In 2007, he won the Gold Medal in the Republic of Armenia Arts Festival. In 2014, he was awarded the Komitas Medal by the Music Union of Armenia. Based in London, the Klingen Choir and Cultural Association was founded by Sipan Olah in 2013.

Over the years Sipan has performed both as a singer and a conductor in several well-known concert halls in London such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Ealing Town Hall, Westminster’s St John’s Smith Square, Kensington’s St Cuthbert’s church, Russian Culture House in Kensington, NavasardIan Cultural Centre etc.

Sipan Olah has organized many performances and was going to participate in projects dedicated to the 75thanniversary of the victory of World War II. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic all performances have been postponed, so he has decided to perform special songs with his ensemble in an online Concert dedicated to the Victory.

Newsletter 30 March 2020:

 
Upcoming Events:
 
13 March 2020 – Postponed till Summer
Concert and Exhibition 
A Dialog Between Music and Art 
 
 

Concert-exhibition dedicated to the friendship of the #Armenian #Russian & #Bulgarian nations & the promotion of their cultural heritage in #UK

About this Event
For the first time Armenian Klingen Choir and Cultural Association, Russian Culture House and Bulgarian Cultural Institute have gathered for a special event in London. Musicians and artists of 3 nationalities are going to celebrate culture, music, language and traditions with the audience.

The event is also dedicated to the international women’s day (8 March) and the works of female artists are going to be exhibited during the event.

Well known performers tenor Sipan Olah, soprano Andriana Yordanova and piano Evgenia Terentieva will sing Armenian, Russian and Bulgarian opera arias, songs and romances and play piano pieces by composers M.Glinka, P.Tchaikovsky, S.Rachmaninoff, V.Soloviov-Sedoi, Al.Spendiaryan, A.Tigranyan, Komitas, G.Chtchyan, Al.Harutiunian, A.Khachaturian, P.Hadjiev, I.Khrushchev, D.Hristov.

The picture exhibition will start on Monday the 2nd of March and will continue till Sunday the 15th of March. It was decided to give distinguished artists Leonie Piladjian, Silviya Georgieva – Sellvida and Natalia Arendt a special opportunity to use this platform to present their unique works of art, representing the culture of three different countries.

The event will be followed by a reception.

Musical and Artistic Director of the event Sipan Olah.

Tickets: £15 
To by a ticket visit: concert-exhibition.eventbrite.co.uk

Address: Russian Culture House, 37 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5ED

Website: kcca.uk 
email: klingenchoir@gmail.com  

Newsletter 04 January 2020:

KCCA E-Newsletter 04 January 2020

Newsletter 04 December 2019:

KCCA E-Newsletter 04 December 2019

Past event:

08 December 2019
Klingen Choir performed as part of Earl’s Court Community Carol Service along with other 6 local choirs. Choir sang Armenian hymns dedicated to Christmas by Komitas & Pahlavuni, joined a performance of “Torches” song by J.Ruter with all other groups at the end of the eventMedia coverage of Multinational tribute to Komitas concert on 09 November 2019:

The ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Republic of Armenia
http://mincult.am/home-1-5279-page-0.html

An article from Asparez by Nairuhi Petrosyan in English from USA

https://cutt.ly/ze6uABD

From Asparez in (Western Armenian)

https://cutt.ly/Ce6uPEk

An article by Nairuhi Petrosyan in Armenian from Czech republic

https://cutt.ly/ne6uSVs

From Armenian National Music (Armenian)

https://cutt.ly/Re6uDfe

From Armenian National Music (English)

https://cutt.ly/ee6uDZL

From USA  MASIS POST (English)

https://cutt.ly/be6uFUC

Newsletter 01 October 2019:

KCCA E-newsletter 01 October 2019

09 November 2019
Multinational Tribute to KomitasLondon-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 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.

Vocalists:
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

String instruments
Lyudmila Lugovskaya – Violin – Russia-UK
Gayane Mirzoyan – Viola – Austria – Armenia
Sofiko Tvauri – Cello – Georgia – UK
Olga Matevosyan – Violin – USA – Armenia
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.

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.

Newsletter 18 April 2019:

KCCA E-Newsletter 18/04/2019

01 June 2019
Armenian & Russian SongsArmenian & Russian SongsLondon based Armenian Klingen Choir and Cultural Association (KCCA) and London Russian Choir (LRC) are collaborating for the first time to present a spectacular programme of Armenian and Russian songs performed by both choirs at the magnificent St Cuthbert’s Church in Kensington.
Tenor, Conductor Sipan Olah from KCCA and Soprano, Conductor Polina Shepherd from LRC are going to conduct their choirs and perform unique solo pieces themselves. There will additionally be solo performances by soprano Hayarpi Yeghikyan and pianist Ingrid Chan.
Well known poetry recitalist and actress Jenia Nersisyan will present a poem by the great Armenian writer Hovhannes Tumanyan. It is the 150th birth anniversary of the magnificent writer and most of the Armenian songs of this event are based on his lyrics to highlight his legendary literary heritage.
Acclaimed artist Leonei Pilart will present a picture series of 6 paintings on canvas in Armenian themes.
The concert will finish with two joint songs by the Armenian and Russian choirs performed in Armenian and Russian and will be followed by a reception during which people can enjoy the picture exhibition.

Media coverage of Armenian & Russian Songs 01 June 2019

Article from “Armenians today daily newspaper of the Ministry of Diaspora of the RA” about our two events in London during March.

Eastern Armenian – http://hayernaysor.am/archives/307165

Western Armenian – http://hayernaysor.am/cl/archives/307165

English – http://hayernaysor.am/en/archives/307165

23 March 2019
Love Songs and Arias Well-known tenor, pianist Sipan Olah together with soprano, violinist Hayarpi Yeghikyan and pianist Ingrid Chan are presenting a vocal recital of 17 love songs and opera arias in 7 languages. This is Sipan Olah’s first recital in the UK in 2019 after his return from Malta, where he performed in 43 concerts and operas in the year 2018. The concert will be followed by a picture exhibition of artist Leonie Pilart who will present a series of 5 pictures of flowers on canvas. Hayarpi Yeghikyan will play 2 violin pieces accompanied by Sipan Olah and a piano piece for 4 hands will be performed by Sipan Olah and Ingrid Chan. The concert will finish with two duets and will be followed by a reception and people can enjoy exhibition.
 
15 March 2019
Maslenitsa Festival London

On the 15th of March at 7pm Klingen Choir and Cultural Association will be performing in a concert organised by Russian community in the UK and perform Armenian and Russian songs in the heart of Westminster. The program will also include a solo performance of a Russian romance by our conductor-tenor Sipan Olah.

https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/maslenitsa-celebration-concert-london

Newsletter 2018:

E-newsletter about Sipan Olah concerts in Malta 2018

Newsletter 2017:

KCCA e-newsletter 25th July 2017

Come and visit our stand @ Armenian Street Festival 
Sunday 16 July 2017  12pm – 7pm
Iverna Gardens
W8 6TP London

Links to recent concert reviews:
English
http://hayernaysor.am
http://orer.eu
Armenian
http://hayernaysor.am
http://orer.eu 
Russian
http://hayernaysor.am/ru/archives/250651

Past concerts:
Dialogue between Music and Palette – St Cuthbert’s Church 11.06.2017

Christmas Concert organized by HART and Baroness Cox  – St Cuthbert’s Church 07.12.2016

Concert at Piccadily Circuss by Samsung World Choir – Eros Statue  1.12.2016

Joint concert in Cardiff  by Komitas choir and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir – St German’s Church 06.11.2016

The 25th Armenian Independence concert – Ealing Town Hall – Victoria Hall 21.09.2016

ASF (Armenian Street Festival)  – St Sarkis church, Kensington 17.07. 2016

Christmas Concert organized by HART and Baroness Cox  – St Cuthbert’s Church 09.12.2015

Christmas Concert organized by HART and Baroness Cox – St Cyprian church 04.12. 2014

Concert 145 birth anniversory of  Komitas – St Eghishe church Kensington 18.10.2014

The 23rd Armenian Independence Day – St Eghishe church Kensington 28.09.2014

ASF (Armenian Street Festival) – St Sarkis church, Kensington 03.08.2014