Anchiskhati Choir Georgian Chant Choir

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:30pm
St. Raphael Orthodox Church
722 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

The Anchiskhati Choir is the world's leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music. The choir members specialize in singing the ancient Georgian sacred and secular songs, with the authentic instrumental accompaniment, described by the US magazine, The World & I, as "diamonds polished by time" (March 2003). The group will give a free-will offering concert at St. Raphael Orthodox Church, 722 East College Street, followed by a free reception with Georgian food. On February 26, the singers will visit choruses at three high schools in town: City, West, and Regina. The invited representatives of the ensemble are Davit Shugliashvili, Zaal Tsereteli, Levan Veshapidze, Davit Zatiashvili. The visit is co-sponsored by the Obermann Center, the School of Music, the Department of Religious Studies, the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of the Midwest, and Arts Share.