A night of Georgian Polyphony

Triple Bill: Basiani Ensemble, Gori Women’s Choir & Georgian State Chamber Choir
Georgië Festival i.s.m. europalia georgia
Sat 28 Oct 20:00 - 22:00
Sat 28 Oct '23
20:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 28 Oct '23
    20:00 - 22:00
    Amare, Den Haag

Let yourself be immersed in Georgian the sound of traditonal polyphonic singing: experience three fascinating choirs, each with its own characteristic style. Admire the Basiani Ensemble with their rendition of traditional folk songs, the Gori Women's Choir with contemporary works by well-known Georgian composers and the imposing 30-piece Georgian State Chamber Choir with ancient liturgical chants.

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Basiani Ensemble 
The male singers of Basiani Ensemble render captivating traditional Georgian polyphony, both folk songs and Christian hymns from the 11th and 12th centuries. In 2000, the ensemble was founded by the Georgian Patriarchate and in 2013 it received the status of the State Ensemble of Georgia. Since its inception, Basiani has been actively involved in the popularization of Georgian traditional choral songs. The ensemble breathed new life into much forgotten canon and traveled all over Georgia with expeditions and concerts. Today they also perform internationally in world famous concert halls and universities.

Gori Women’s Choir 
The Gori Women's Choir was founded in 1970 as a school choir of the School of Music in Gori and is still made up of students and teachers from the school. In contrast to the male colleagues on this evening, the young women of Gori perform a surprisingly contemporary repertoire by Georgian composers. Over the years, the choir has participated with great success in many international choral festivals and has been awarded for their unparalleled achievements. In 2016 and 2018, the choir recorded an album In Winter with Georgia-born British star Katie Melua.

The State Chamber Choir 
This imposing 30-piece male choir can usually be found every Sunday morning at the beautiful Trinity Church in the capital Tbilisi. They are coming to the Benelux and to Amare especially for this festival! The choir is praised for their high quality, a harmony singing that is unmistakable in the layering of individual voices, which nevertheless form a flawless whole. Due to their commitment to the development and popularization of the national repertoire, the choir was elevated to the status of a state chamber choir in 2022. The choir members sing the praises of modern liturgical works by famous Georgian composers.

Ooievaarspas discount 
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets. 

Cloakroom and drink 
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. The Embassy of Georgia proudly offers complementary Georgian wine during the break of this concert.

Meer Georgië op zaterdag 28 oktober

Op zaterdag 28 oktober is er nog veel meer te doen in het kader van Georgië Festival en polyfonische zang! Maakt optimaal kennis met Georgië en geniet van sfeer, lokale delicatessen en meer achtergrondinformatie over Georgische zang en cultuur.

Het programma:

  • 13:00-20:00 uur Georgische Markt / Kunstenplein
  • 14:00-17:00 uur Workshop Georgische Polyfonie o.l.v. Nana Mzhavanadze / Amare Studio
  • 18:30-19:00 uur Lezing Georgische Polyfonie door Nana Mzhavanadze / Swing
  • 19:15-19:30 uur Pop-up concert Workshop Polyfonie o.l.v. Nana Mzhavanadze / Tribunetrap