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Concert in Worcester commemorates Armenian Genocide centennial – Video

Stephan P. Barnicle’s new choral composition — “A New Armenia!” — that was commissioned by the Master Singers of Worcester premiered at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorative Concert Oct. 25 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, the Telegram reports.

The concert was co-sponsored by the Master Singers of Worcester and the Armenian Church of Our Saviour in Worcester. The program also featured sacred and secular music of Armenia, and the Worcester premiere of American composer Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.”

The Master Singers were joined by a chamber orchestra, organist William Ness, singers and dancers from the Armenian community, and the children’s choirs of First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury and St. Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury.

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