Chanters groupTbilisi, Georgia

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Director's speech

 Ladies and gentlemen,
 
   My name is Badri Jimsheleishvili and I am Director of the Chanters Group of The Church of ST.Panteleimon The Healer, Tbilisi,Georgia .
 
    Georgia is a country of old culture. In the middle centuries the polyphony songs were already highly developed. 
 
   Our Group was founded in 1988 when a group of professional conductors came together to research and perform the ancient chants and old songs of Georgia.
 
   Since 1994 the membership of the group has remained the same. As well as performing extensively throughout Georgia, we have released 5 albums (1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011).
 The Chanters' Group is highly experienced quartet. It has traveled to many different countries and held concerts:
                         

           2000 - Great Britain (Norwich International Choral Festival)

           2003 - Great Britain (Norwich International Choral Festival)

           2004 - Germany (solo concerts in Berlin, Cottbus, Potsdam)

           2005 - Poland (Haijnowka Internationa Festival of Orthodox Church Music)

           2007 - Canada (Laval International Choral Festival) 

           2008 - Israel (Solo concerts in Jerusalem)

           2008 - Taiwan (Taipei International Choral Festival) 

           2009 - Belarus (Minsk International Festival of Orthodox Church Music)

           2009 - The USA (Missoula International Choral Festival)

           2011  - The USA (Solo concerts in Missoula and Portland)

           2011  - Finland (Vaasa International Choral Festival)

           2011  - Russian (St.Petersburg International Festival/Solo concerts in Novgorod) 

           2012  - Holland (Solo concerts in Leeuwarden, Groningen, Dokkunm)

           2013  - Latvia (Solo concert in Tals)

           2013 -  France (Solo concerts in Beauvais)

           2013 -  Latvia (Solo concert in Riga)

           2013 - France (Solo concerts in La baule)  

           2016 - Belarus

           2018 - Belarus  

            

     Our concert lasts for an hour. It is divided into 2 parts. The first half includes orthodox church music and the second - traditional folk songs.