Armenian Evangelical ARMISS choir will perform in BEIRUT CHANTS Festival‏

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I want to announce that Armenian Evangelical ARMISS Choir has been selected as one of the performers for Beirut CHANTS 2012 festival. The Armiss concert, dedicated for Christmas, will take place on Wednesday, December 12, at 8 pm, in Armenian Catholic St. Yeghia Cathedral, Downtown Beirut. The admission is free. Would love to see you with us on December 12. We  will also   appreciate if you can announce/ encourage your congregations/ constituencies/ friends/ families to join us for this special Christmas concert.

Looking forward  seeing you all on December 12.


Hrayr Jebejian
Chairman- Armenian Evangelical Armiss Cultural Committee

The Christmas Concert of the Armenian Evangelical Armiss Choir

Unders the patronage of H.E. Mr. Vrej Saboujian, the Minister of Industry, and organized by the Armiss Cultural Committee of the the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East, the Christmas Concert of Armiss Choir took place on Tuesday, 3 January, 2011, at 8pm, in the Armenian Evangelical First Church.
After the welcoming speech of Mr. Hrayr Jebejian, the choir presented several pieces, conducted by maestro Garo Avessian and accompanied by Ms. Maria Palazian on the piano. The choir comprised twenty nine members.

Armenian Evangelical Armiss Choir Singing "Hoy Im Nazani Yare"

The Armiss Choir performing Hoy Im Nazani Yare (Armenian folk song arranged by T. Altounian and words by Hrachia Hovhannessian) during its Spring Concert in the First Armenian Evangelical Church on March 28, 2010. The choir is conducted by Garo Avessian and accompanied by pianist Mathilde-Sandra Cholakian. The choir also performed selections from the opera Anoush by Armen Tigranian (1879-1950). The Armiss Choir belongs to the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE) and its concerts are organized by the Armiss Cultural Committee.

Info & video courtesy of Mr. Luder Artinian

ARMISS Choir's Concert In Assembly Hall, AUB (1982?)

The conductor: Vache Barsoumian
Some of the members (without mentioning tht titles) present in the photos: Yester Kilaghbian, Arlette Der Garabedian, Rozine Kelougian, Maral Deyirmenjian, Lilit, Hrayr Jebejian, Megerdich Melkonian, Megerdich Karagoezian, Hagop Kelougian, Krikor Youmoushakian, Mano Yacoubian, Paul Haidostian.

It is worthy to mention here that the members Yester Kilaghbian, Arlette Der Garabedian, and Hagop Kelougian continue singing in the ARMISS choir today.

You can help us in completing the list of the member's names.

ARMISS from the Archives

Shake Thomassian, John Sagherian, Vicken Cholakian, Epsipa Harfoushian, Թորոս Toros Պապիկեան Babikian, Arax Harfoushian, Tina Garabedian
(17 April 1977 ARMISS CHOIR Director Vatché Barsoumian)

Conductor Vatché Barsoumian at AUB leading ARMISS Choir. possible date: 1980 , in AUB Assembly Hall (?)

* Information and photos provided by Rev. Vicken Cholakian, pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in Greece.
* We would love to mention each member present in the 1st photo, row by row. I request those who know, if they would email us.

The Armenian Evangelical ARMISS Choir Getting Prepared for Its Concert on March 28

The Armenian Evangelical ArMiss-agans have been meeting since November 2009, every Sunday, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, in the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church for rehearsal. During the month of February, the members have also been meeting on Thursdays (men) and on Sundays at 3:30pm (women), in order to practice further and be well prepared. This year ArMiss will present Armenian pieces, one of which is Armenian operatic.
God willing, the ArMiss choir will hold its concert on March 28, in the Armenian Evangelical First Church.

(1st row, L to R): Ms. Arpi Bedrossian, Ms. Zarmig Bedrossian, Ms. Rosine Sailian, Ms. Shushan Artinian, Mrs. Arlette Der Garabedian, Ms. Rima Cholakian

(1st row, R to L): Mrs. Maral Haidostian, Mrs. Yester Kilaghbian, Ms. Pauline Sagherian

(1st row, R to L): Mr. Shahan Kilaghbian, Mr. Manoug Chilingirian, Mr. Raffi Akbasharian, Mr. Ara Khederian
(2nd row, R to L): Rev. Hovhannes Svajian, Mr. Hagop Kelougian, Mr. Luder Artinian

The conductor, Mr. Garo Avessian, and the pianist, Ms. Sandra Cholakian

* Photos courtesy of Mr. Raffi Chilingirian
* Some members were not present in these pictures
* The name ArMiss is after Rev. Armenag Missirian, You can read about him more by clicking on the following link:  Վեր. Արմենակ Միսիրեան (Արմիս) - Rev. Armenag Missirian (Armiss)

ARMISS Choir Will Restart Practices

The Armenian Evangelical ARMISS Choir committee announces to all its members to book the following date and time: Sunday, November 1, at 4:30 pm, in the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church.

ARMISS Committee

Six Lebanese Armenian Choirs Join Together and Perform on April 24

Armiss, Shnorhali, Koussan, Aik, Groong, Arakelots, the six Lebanese Armenian choirs joined together to perform in April 24. The joint choir performed 5 songs conducted by 5 different Lebanese Armenian conductors.

In the youtube video, you will view the song "To Live Again" (Ապրիլ Կրկին) composed by Zakar Keshishian, lyrics by Vartan Tashjian, that was conducted by Garo Avessian, April 24, 2009, Emile Lahoud Hall, Dbayeh, Lebanon, on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated during 1915-1917, by Ottoman Turkey.