Sunday, 1 March 2015

ARMENIAN NEWS - COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF EVENTS - This time, the list includes two contrasting musical events on 10 April and 3 May,

4 March - London, Bethnal Green (Armenian Institute) 
Dash Art & the Armenian Insitute will explore the legacy of the genocide with film, music and dance

10 March - London , SOAS, (AGCCC)
Exhibition & reception 

11 March - London, SOAS
The Circle of Life, jointly danced by Armenian, Kurdish, Assyrian, Greek and Turkish dancers 
in memory of victims of all genocides

23 March - London, UCL (AGCCC)
Exhibition & reception 

29 March - University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College
'Genocide Denial and Consequences: 100 years after the Armenian Holocaust'  conference
with Vicken Cheterian as one of the two keynote speakers 

10 April - London, Wembley Arena
'Wake up the Souls' world tour of System of a Down dedicated to the Armenian Genocide
( for video)

13 April - London, Purcell Room (RP Musical Management)
Annual Spring Remembrance Concert with Khachaturian Trio & guests
with program including Komitas, Mirzoyan,  Dohnányi, Khachaturian, Rachmaninov, Babadjanian
Sponsored by AGBU London

18 April - London (AGCCC)
Prayers and laying of wreaths at Cenotaph
Centenary petition handed to 10 Downing Street
Procession to St Paul's Cathedral with banners and distribution of leaflets
Anglican church leaders to address procession from steps of the cathedral
Procession moves to Southwark Cathedral for afternoon service with
welcome by the Dean and keynote speech by Dr Charles Tannock MEP
Readers will be prominent persons including Vanessa Redgrave & Glenda Jackson, singing by  Hasmig  Papian

21 April - London, SOAS
Lecture by Prof Willian Schabas

21- 24 April - London, 10 Downing Street (AGCCC)
100 hour Vigil starting from 6 AM on Tuesday to 10 AM on Friday

23-24 April - London, Ealing (AGCCC)
Vigil at Armenian Genocide memorial apricot tree

24 April - London, St James, Piccadilly, London (AGCCC)
Centenary Memorial Concert with Sinfonietta Orchestra performing works by
Khachaturian, Chobanian, Hovhaness, Harutunyan, Komitas & Mirzoyan
Johan Michael Katz conductor, Ani Batikian Solo violin

24 April - Cardiff (Mission Parish)
Prayers and laying of flowers at the Temple of Peace khatchkar
Book launch of Canon Patricks's new book on the genocide at the 
National Assembly of Wales with participation of distinguished speakers

24 April - Ireland (Dublin Mission Parish)
Photographic exhibition at Dunlaoghaire followed at dusk
by the release of 100 lanterns into the sky

25 April - Manchester, Holy Trinity Church
Commemoration event at 5pm

25 April - Oxted, Surrey (AGCCC)
Repeat of St James memorial concert in United Reform Church

26 April - Dublin (Mission Parish)
Remembrance service at Tanney Church

2 May - South Woodford (AGCCC)
Memorial Service at St Mary's Church with Armenian choir 

3 May - London, Royal Festival Hall (ROA Embassy)
Concert marking the 'horrific events in Armenia that took place during the First World War'
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinyavsky, Sergey Khachatrian (violin), Anush  Hovahannisyan (soprano) and the  Philharmonia Choir 
in a program with Mozart Requiem extracts, Gorcecki, Komitas, Yekmalian  Armenian Mass extracts,  Khachaturian Violin Concerto and extracts from Spartacus 

May - St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Cardiff Mission Parish)
Unveiling of Genocide Memorial stone tablet in the presence of Archbishops, Bishops and dignitaries  from both churches in appreciation of the Church of Wales recognition and their  ongoing annual prayers 
Specific date in May to confirmed.

8 June - London, SOAS (AGCCC)
Lecture by Robert Fisk of The Independent

12 July - London, Wigmore Hall (Armenian Institute with Alexander Chaushian)
In Memoriam Concert with international musicians including Levon Chilingirian,  Sergey & Lousine  Khachatryan, Kim Kashkashian,Alexander Chaushian, Steven Isserlis, Vahan Mardisrossian, Ashley  Wass and Sergel Babayan.

18- 19 December - London, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music
Performances of Davit Bek opera by London Armenian Opera. 

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