GARGATCH Children Chior of Hamazkayin was established in 1997 by maestro Zakar keshishian, its founding Artistic director and conductor.
GARGATCH Chior has performed annual concerts in Lebanon and held a series of concerts in Armenia (2001) and Cyprus (2007, 2009) for over 20.000 listeners. During the past 20 years, GARGATCH had more than 600 members performing scores of songs written and composed by talented poets and composers who have regularly enriched its repertoire with songs exclusively composed for the choir. The annual program includes multi-lingual ,classical and contemporary songs. GARGATCh is respected among the professional children’s choirs in Lebanon singing in four parts (Quatre voix).
In addition to annual concerts, GARGATCh has performed Christmas concerts organized by the Lebanese American University- LAU, American University Of Beirut – AUB (2008), and by the Friends of AL BUSTAN Festival (2009). In recent years, GARGATCh regularly participated in “Beirut Chants” Festival and Lebanese International Choral Festival with a program consisting of multi-lingual ,classical and contemporary repertoire . In 2014 The choir performed an especial concert by songs of renowned Lebanese composer Zaki Nassif, organized by Zaki Nassif program for music of AUB.
GARGATCH (Rattling of Water) Youri Sahakian – Armenuhi Karapetian
BEIRUT Suren Muratian – Geghuni Tchetchian
TALJ – TALJ (Snow-snow) Rahbani Brothers
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN J. Fred Coots – Jay Althouse
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN Traditional Spiritual, Arr.: Peter Skellern
KUM BA YAH Afro – American Spiritual, Arr.: Ruth Elaine Schram
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT Franz Gruber, Arr.: Buryl
«THE MISTERY OF CHRISTMAS»
Oratorio for Children
Composed on the occasinon of 10-th anniversary of BEIRUT CHANTS Festival
Composer : Armenuhi Karapetian
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Blessed Be God
Praise to You, Blessed Father
Today We Celebrate
He Was Revealed to Us
Joy to the World
Christ Is Born and Revealed