News & Events

Newsletter 01 October 2019:

KCCA E-newsletter 01 October 2019

Upcoming events:

09 November 2019

Multinational Tribute to Komitas

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 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.

Ticket price: £15

Online tickets: komitaslondon.eventbrite.co.uk
Tickets by post: Mrs Narine Petrosyan – tel:07534699623
Website: kcca.uk

Newsletter 18 April 2019:

KCCA E-Newsletter 18/04/2019

01 June 2019 – Armenian & Russian Songs

Armenian & Russian Songs

London 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.

Tickets price is £15 and please contact:
Mrs Nairuhi Petrosyan – tel:07535699623
or Visit https://bit.ly/2SVk8XH

News:

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

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.

Tickets price is £15 and please contact:
Mrs Nairuhi Petrosyan – tel:07535699623
or Visit https://bit.ly/2SVk8XH

15 March 2019

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