“HOVER” STATE CHAMBER CHOIR
The “Hover” Chamber Choir is open to allmanifestations of the chamber choral genre. TheChoir has recorded seven CDs. “Hover” took part inrecording soundtracks for the “Ararat” (directed byA. Egoyan), “La masseriadelleallodole” (“The LarkFarm”, directed by the Taviani brothers), “Namus”(restored version of the ARTE studio) and “the Promise” by Terry George.
The “Hover” Choir appeared with concerts in Italy,France, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Russia,Poland, Taiwan, Belgium and USA. It has taken partin a number of competitions and festivals. It has had performances in such prestigious concert halls asthe Teatro Dal Verme, Cite de la Musique, Le Quartz,Тhéâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Strathmore Hall,Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, at MIDEM, Beiteddine Art Festival,the International Music Festival of Sion Valais,Emilia-Romagna Festival, Südtirol Festival, Logos Festival 20th and 30th anniversary;several times Hover choir or Hover septet participated in the Easter Festival of Valery Gergiev, “Prosvetitel” festival on Valaam island,as wellas participated in prestigious ceremonies: such as the Aurora Prize in 2016 and 2017, Days of Yerevan in Saint Petersburgin 2017, 25thanniversary of membership of Armenia in UNO held in New York,Days of Armenia in Russiain 2017.
Performances of compositions by S. Gubaidulina, R.Shchedrin, K. Penderecki, G. Kancheli, as well asnumber of other prominent contemporarycomposers by “Hover” gained great appreciation.The “Hover” Chamber Choir has appeared with anumerous prominent musicians, such as G. Kremer,A. Mustonen, R. Shervenikas, D. Geringas and J.Nelson.
Starting from 2011 “Hover” continues its activity asa member of the National Center of Chamber Music.On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of itsprofessional activity, “Hover” Chamber Choir wasawarded a Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture ofthe Republic of Armenia.
Starting from 2013 the general partner of “Hover”State Chamber Choir is VivaCell-MTS.The Choir was founded and ever since has beenconducted by Professor of the Yerevan Komitas StateConservatory, Honored Worker of Culture SonaHovhannisyan.
On September 25 , 2017 Hover celebrated its 25th Anniversary.