Yerevan State Coir
Founded in 1996 by Harutyun Topikyan, under generous sponsorship of His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin I, the Yerevan Chamber Choir became one of the well-known musical collectives performing outstanding choral music of classic and contemporary composers in Armenia and abroad. The continued support by His Holiness Catholicos Garegin II enabled the Choir to perform its professional activities in 2009 becoming a state funded organization and being renamed the Yerevan State Chamber Choir (YSCC).
Major performances of the Choir abroad
1997 International Music Festival in Ravenna, Italy
1998 Armenian Culture Days in Germany
1999 International Music Festival in Bergen, Norway
2000 30th Music Festival in Halle, Germany
2001 Joint performance with the philharmonic orchestra and the choir of “La Scala”
2002 Joint performances in Armenia and Germany with “Frankfurter Kantorei” Choir
2003 Palaces of St. Petersburg festival, Russia
2005 “Haellische Musiktage” in Germany
2006 Festival d’Ile de France
2007 Syria: Aleppo, Latakia and Damascus
2010 “50th Musica Sacra Virgo Lauretana” festival in Loreto/Italy
2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015 Moscow Easter Festival
2015 “Luys i Luso” musical project with renown jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan; joint performances in Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and many countries in Europe.