HOVER STATE CHAMBER 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: V. Sharafian, A. Avanesov, A. Azizyan, S. Yerkanyan, Y. Yerkanyan, S. Babatorosyan.
The choir has recorded 7 CDs and 2 DVDs "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” choir 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” Chamber Choir has appeared with a number of prominent musicians among them G. Kremer, A. Mustonen, R. Shervinikas, D. Geringas, J. Nelson, M. Klauza.
Starting from 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” Chamber Choir was awarded a Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.
Starting from 2013 the General Sponsor of “Hover” State Chamber Choir has become VivaCell-MTS company (General Manager R. Yirikian). This circumstance initiated a new, significant stage for the choir promoting its creative activity, presenting conditions for realization of its versatile ideas and projects in full volume.
The choir was founded and has been conducted by Assistant Professor of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, Honored Worker of Art Sona Hovhannisyan.
21 OCTOBER, 2017
Komitas Chamber Music Hall
Conductor: SONA HOVHANNISYAN