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Worcester concert to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

The Master Singers of Worcester and the Armenian Church of our Savior (in Worcester), the first Armenian Church in America, will honor the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m., with a concert featuring sacred and secular music of Armenia. The Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorative Concert will take place at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Community Advocate reports.

The program also includes the world premiere of “A New Armenia!” by Worcester composer Stephan Barnicle and the Worcester premiere of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” with chamber orchestra and organist William Ness.

The Master Singers will be joined by singers and dancers from the Armenian community, and the children’s choirs of First Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Church of Shrewsbury.

The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and supported in part by an Alfred Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England.

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