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The Hover Choir

Hover State Chamber Choir is open to all manifestations of chamber choral genre. The choir appeared with traditional as well as experimental projects of choral-theatrical, large-scale vocal-symphonic, operatic and chamber genres. The choir collaborates with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra (APO), the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (NCOA), “Soloists' Ensemble” as well as with the “Yerevan Perspectives” festival. The repertoire of the choir is versatile and diverse. Hover is the initiator and the first performer of a number of works by Armenian composers: Vache Sharafyan, Arthur Avanesov, A. Azizyan, S. Yerkanyan, Y. Yerkanyan, S. Babatorosyan. Hover took part in recording soundtracks to “Ararat”, (director A. Egoyan) “La masseria delle Allodole” (The Lark Farm) – directors Taviani brothers, “Namus” (restored version of Arte studio), “Tevanik”, and others. Hover appeared with concerts in Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Russia, Poland, Taiwan, Georgia, and Belgium. It has taken part in a number of competition-festivals. It appeared in prestigious concert halls: “Teatro Dal Verme”, “Cité de la Musique”, “Le Quartz”. Hover's performances of compositions by S. Gubaidulina, R. Shchedrin, K. Penderecki, G. Kancheli, as well as a number of other prominent contemporary composers gained great appreciation. Hover has appeared with a number of prominent musicians among them G. Kremer, A. Mustonen, R. Shervinikas, D. Geringas, J. Nelson, M. Klauza. Since 2011, Hover continues its activity as a member of the National Center of Chamber Music. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its professional activity, Hover was awarded a Gold Medal by the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. The choir was founded and has been conducted by Assistant Professor of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, Honoured Worker of Art, Sona Hovhannisyan.

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