Geghart Choir


The Lark Geghart Choir performing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1993, conducted by Maestro Vatsche Barsoumian.

The Lark Geghart Choir offers rich opportunities for training and performance in the choral techniques common to Western and Armenian music. The Choir has presented numerous large and small-scale works drawn from the great western choral repertoire from Bach Passions to Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9; from part songs to Verdi’s Requiem, garnering standing ovations at sold-out venues across the Southland. However it also holds dear its concert programs of seldom-heard Armenian classical music by composers Tigran Mansourian, Parsegh Ganatchian, David Halajian, Artur Avanesov, and, of course, the beloved Komitas.

Through its concerts the choir plays a major role in introducing, sometimes re-introducing, the rich Armenian musical tradition to contemporary Armenian-Americans, helping to embed that tradition in the modern culture of America.