Hamazkayin’s Sayat Nova Choir and the Ani Dance Company will hold a benefit performance for SARF (Syrian Armenian Relief Fund) on October 18, 2015. The event will take place in Glendale High School’s Auditorium, featuring patriotic, as well as folk songs and dances. There will be several performances combining traditional Armenian songs with regional dances.
The Sayat-Nova Choir, led by the talented pianist, Nora Roumian-Bairamian, was founded 5 years ago. Other than its annual concerts, the choir has performed on numerous occasions in the community.
The Ani Dance Company has been in existence for the past 41 years. The artistic directors are the well- known choreographers, Suzy Barseghian-Tarpinian and Yeghia Hasholian. The group has been a constant presence on the cultural scene of the Armenian community in the Southland.
“I’m thrilled and thankful to learn that the prestigious Sayat Nova Choir and the Ani Dance Company of Hamazkayin Cultural Association have decided to present a joint performance, the proceeds of which shall benefit the Armenians who are victims of the brutal civil war in Syria. I appeal to our supporters once more to attend this cultural event, not only for the financial support it will provide, but also to ease their pain through solidarity,” said John Titizian, chairman of SARF. “We must show the perpetrators of these brutal acts that Syrian Armenians have support abroad,” he added.