Monday, November 14, 2005

Anchiskhati Choir from Tbilisi, Georgia

The Anchiskhati Choir from Georgia (Eastern Europe) -- the world's leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music -- will be performing two concerts this week in Washington, D.C., and will also be conducting an afternoon workshop. Additionally, there is a musicological lecture on Georgian and Caucasian music this Thursday, at noon, at the Library of Congress. (contact 202 707-2743)

When not touring, the Choir sings weekly at the famous 6th c. Anchiskhati Church in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The concert dates in this area are November 16 at 7 PM at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ( on upper 17th Street, N.W.), and November 20, at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral on Massachusetts Avenue (concert at 8 PM; workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 PM).

Full details of the Choirs Fall 2005 American tour is available at:

http://www.villageharmony.org/concerts/
anchiskhati.html#PA_VA_DC

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With thanks to singer and musicologist David Gillman; the ensemble's facilitator in Boston, Massachusetts.














The Anchiskhati Church Tblisi, Georgia

Photo credit: www.deepdownproductions.com

1 Comments:

Blogger Jack Reilly said...

Garth,

Qesto foto di Anchiskhati Church e' molto suggestivo per me. I wold love to have my Oratorio performed their someday.

Are there recordings by the choir available. live from the church?

My musical soul is rooted in renaissance polyphony. Two sections of the Oratorio are in this style,( three and four part motets).

Your blog station is a wondrous thing!!

Jack Reilly

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