The Georgians are coming!
It is a very rare opportunity that 6 members of Didgori will be touring Canada from late May to mid June 2019. The last and only time a choir from Georgia was touring Canada was in the 1970s. This time, Didgori will not just be performing but also hosting singing workshops, with stops in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and other parts or Eastern Canada. Scroll down to view their Canadian tour schedule to date.
The award winning Didgori ensemble has been performing internationally since 2004 and has toured Russia, Turkey, UK, France, Switzerland, Israel, Poland, Uzbekistan, the Czech Republic and Latvia. Declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001, the millennial old Georgian polyphonic singing tradition, with its close harmonies and untempered scales, is often described as transformatively visceral. It features 3-part singing in a variety of styles, from hauntingly melismatic lyrical genres to exploding counterpoint.
Have a listen to a sampler track compiled from Didgori’s most recent CD Singing as a Lifestyle
Watch them perform (and even dance!) an Abkhaz round dance in the video above or listen to a performance of a chant in the audio player below.
Current Listing of Performances and Workshops
- May 30 2019 to June 2 2019 Edmonton International Choral Festival performances and workshops
- Jun 4 2019 7:30pm Winnipeg Singers present Didgori in concert at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
- June 7 2019 8 pm Didgori in Toronto Concert at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
- Jun 8-9 2019 Didgori in Toronto Workshops
- Jun 10 2019 12 pm Kingston: St George’s Cathedral Concerts present June Choir Festival – Didgori
- Jun 12 2019 7:30 pm Quebec City: Didgori en concert à Québec
- Jun 13 2019 7 pm Sherbrooke: 2-6 PM Workshop and 7:15 PM Concert de chant Géorgien avec le chœur Didgori
- Jun 15-16 in Montreal 10 AM – 2 PM workshop for all levels at Centre des Musiciens du Monde info at www.Harira.ca
- Jun 15 8 PM in Montreal Didgori: Live in Concert at Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes info at www.Harira.ca