'HYE AGHCHIK' New CD of the Junior Choir of Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church This unique CD consists of several popular works written by Armenian composers. Junior Choir's members and orchestra did a beautiful job recording the songs, which were arranged for orchestra by Maestro Konstantin Petrossian. The CD contains 18 Armenian popular songs, including 'Garoon Yerevan' "Noobar Noobar" "Shogher jan' 'Eem Chinari Yaru' 'Ambee Dageets" (from 'Anoush 'opera) 'Hayee Achker' 'Vartanatz Asbedner" ' Hay Aghchik' 'Groonkner' and more. * * * THE JUNIOR CHOIR OF THE SAINTS SAHAG AND MESROB ARMENIAN CHURCH PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND The Junior Choir, organized by Maestro Konstantin Petrossian in 1995, has presented concerts in New York's St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, the Armenian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as for audiences in Boston, Worcester, Andover, White Plains, Boca Raton, Montreal, Hamilton and Toronto. In April 7, 2006 the Junior Choir presented a special concert at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The children learn the sacred hymns of the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church as well as songs by Armenian and American composers. Since it's inception the Junior Choir has performed at many significant events, including singing in New York City, Ellis Island and Providence for the visit of the late Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin I. On the occasion of the 1700th Anniversary of the Christianization of Armenia in 2001, the Junior Choir participated in the Divine Liturgy celebrated in Central Park by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. In September 2004 the Junior Choir of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church in collaboration with the Narek Bell Choir of St. Mary Armenian Church of Washington, D.C., released it's first CD of Armenian spiritual music titled, 'PARK EE PARTSOONS' 'GLORIA IN EXCELSIS." For this CD the choirs received the Gomidas Award - 2004 and 'The Best Album of Spiritual Music Award of 2005' at the Annual Awards Competition in Los Angeles. Father Simeon Odabashian, pastor, and the parishioners of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church proudly give their whole-hearted support to the Junior Choir. Junior Choir Maestro Konstantin Petrossian, Director Nicole Agamov,Narine Amroyan,Nazeli Avagyan,Linda Ayrapetov,Julietta Ayriyan,Alexandra Beyrouthy,Anna Maria Danayan,Alexandra DeMasi,Vanessa Ghazarian,Christina Glorighian,Sevan Janigian,Katherine Kazarian, Jackie Kazarian,Shahane Manukyan,Nicole Nahabedian,Lusine Ovanesyan,Mariah Sarkissian,Meline Vergne-Skelly,Christina Zaroogian,Lisa Zaroogian. David Gevorkian (duduk). Special Thanks To An Anonymous Sponsor Who Made This CD Possible. Produced by Junior Choir of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, Providence, RI Music Arrangements By Konstantin Petrossian Recording, Digital Editing Engineer and Mastering: Daniel Ayriyan Design: Sevag Sarkisian Photos: Eliza Suvajian.
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