Armenian Church To Host Concert Of Istanbul Choir Fest


November 12, 2011 – 10:51 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The fourth edition of the International Istanbul
Choir Days Festival will open with a reception at the Macka campus
of Istanbul Technical University (Ä°TU).

The event, initiated by the Fortuna Organization, first took place
in 2008. This year’s lineup, which promises to be the best yet,
will present 24 choirs from seven countries: Switzerland, Slovenia,
Italy, Greece, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. Running through Nov. 21,
admission to the concerts is free of charge, in an effort by festival
organizers to spread choir culture in Turkey in a way that will be
accessible to all.

The festival is a non-competitive event that focuses on intercultural
musical dialogue and introducing choirs from different countries
to a variety of musical styles and repertories. A range of parallel
activities including seminars, workshops and sightseeing tours will
be hosted along with the concert series.

A total of 10 concerts and four seminars will be held at a range of
historically and culturally important Ä°stanbul venues, including
the Armenian Church of the Three Altars in Beyoglu, the St. Esprit
Church and the Mustafa Kemal Amphitheater, across the four-day period
of the festival, Today’s Zaman reported.