Erevan Choral Society Concert ‘In Commemoration of Our Sainted Martyrs’

ECS-3-1024x576The opening of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide saw an extraordinary wave of commemorations. Lectures, symposia, exhibitions, concerts, marches, petitions, and book publications created a surge of interest that extended beyond Armenian communities to engage the interest of mainstream media perhaps more highly than at any time since the 1920’s. The closing of the year-long period has been more muted; the hopes for breakthroughs on recognition, never strongly entertained, continue to be deferred, while events on the eastern and western borders of the Armenian Republic and Artsakh suggest a darker near future than Armenians had dared to hope for in April 2015. Yet the Armenian cause lives on, strengthened on many fronts by new voices. Continue reading

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