The Gomidas Chamber Orchestra of the Armenian Youth Association of AGBU’s Aleppo Chapter gave a concert on May 4 in the hall of St. Gregory of Narek Church, which is the seat of the primate of the Diocese of Gugark in northern Armenia.
The program consisted of works by Vivaldi, Schubert and other well-known composers, followed by an encore. The musicians, who are youths between the ages of 18 and 25, also gave a marvelous rendition of works by Gomidas and Khachaturian. In attendance were clergymen, artists, intellectuals, students and pupils.
Following the concert, Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian, Primate of the Diocese of Gugark, made an address in which he expressed thanks to the organizers of the concert, as well as the members of the orchestra for presenting Armenian music in the diaspora and upholding the Armenian reputation.
The concert took place under the auspices of the RA Police, the Fridtjof Nansen Fund of Armenia, and the headquarters of the Gugark Diocese.
The Gomidas Chamber Orchestra is also performing in Yerevan, Goris and Gyumri.