The Armenian Heritage Ensemble was established in Singapore in 2009 with a mission to highlight the history and culture of Armenia through the performing arts. Our inaugural performance in December 2009 was the first in a series of regular concerts and events held in conjunction with the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore – Singapore’s oldest standing Church built in 1835.
The Ensemble features accomplished Armenian musicians and artists, including (left to right): Gayane Vardanyan (vocals), Naira Mkhitaryan (piano), Chake Hovaghimian (recitation) and Ani Umedyan (violin), who take audiences on enchanting musical and poetic journeys to Armenia and beyond. Past programmes have included works by noteworthy Armenian artists such as: Baghdassarian, Khachaturyan, Komitas, Paruyr Sevak, Silva Gaboudikian, Babajanyan and Gevork Emin. The Ensemble’s repertoire also includes works by favorite Western composers, including: Albinoni, Bach, Verdi, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and more.
The Armenian Heritage Ensemble performs quarterly, and each concert is centered around a special theme in Armenian culture and life. All proceeds from the concerts are donated to the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore.