Princeton Georgian Choirs


Concert of Georgian Folk & Sacred Music by Trio Kavkasia and Princeton Georgian Choir

Friday January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Mathey College Common Room, Princeton University

The Princeton University Georgian Choir is hosting Trio Kavkasia, one of the best known performing groups of traditional music outside the Republic of Georgia (http://www.kavkasia.com/), in a joint concert of Georgian polyphony. The event marks the 20th anniversary tour of Trio Kavkasia and will feature folk and sacred songs from the various regions of Caucasus Georgia, following a truly unique singing tradition characterized by rich harmonies and striking polyphony.

The concert will take place in Mathey College and will be preceded by a workshop on Georgian music traditions and free lesson in the Music Department (102 Woolworth Hall, 4:30-6 pm).

Free entrance. Donations welcome. RSVP to georgianchoir@gmail.com.

Sponsored by GSG Events Board and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

 

New members always welcome!

NOTE: this page is no longer being updated.

For current rehearsal schedule, and upcoming performances, please contact: Theodore.Brasoveanu [at] gmail.com

Artistic Director John A. Graham is conducting research abroad in 2013-2014. For more about his research, see www.georgianchant.org/jagraham

Past Events

Saturday, April 27th;
Private Concert, Retirement Reception, Professor Albert Raboteau

Wednesday, April 24th;
SOLO CONCERT (15 songs), Paul Robeson Center, Princeton Arts Council, 102 Witherspoon St., 7:30pm, $7/$5 tickets

Sunday, April 21st;
SOLO CONCERT (15 songs), Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, 8pm, FREE

Saturday: April 20th, 2013;
Physics Dept. Concert (3 songs), Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, 8pm, FREE

 

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Rehearsal Schedule
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Rehearsals are held in the Woolworth Music building, Princeton University

Georgian Music

Music from Georgia has been described as strident, startling, sonorous, alarming, mesmerizing, haunting, and breath-taking; indeed, it is a folk and sacred music tradition that has withstood the tests of time. Situated in the mountainous valleys and broad plains of the South Caucasian mountain range, Georgia has struggled for its very existence against invasions by aggressive neighbors including the Assyrians, Persians, Mongols, Turks, and Russians. For more, see the links here: www.georgianchant.org

The Princeton Georgian Choirs are dedicated to the study and practice of traditional folk and sacred music. To promote cultural awareness of Georgian song traditions, we meet twice a week to rehearse and perform regularly on and off campus. The choirs are not auditioned and function on a strong volunteer-based participation and leadership model, ably guided by artistic director John A. Graham, a musicology graduate student who has lived and studied in Georgia for many years.

 

 

Contact

For more information on Georgian music in general, visit www.georgianchant.org or write directly to

John A Graham, director: jagraham [at] princeton.edu