Mother Of Light: Armenian Hymns & Chants In Praise

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Label: DELOS
Catalog: DE3521
Format: CD

Coro Vox Aeterna; Bayrakdarian, Ishkhan; Bayrakdarian, Isabel; Aznavoorian, Ani; Hamre, Anna; Zaatar, Marie-Jean; Kojakian, Siroun

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is internationally recognized for her shimmering voice and her accomplishments on the stage and the screen. For her newest project, she has chosen to create a hypnotic album of Armenian sacred music, beautifully displaying a spiritual aspect of her musical persona. This project was conceived by Bayrakdarian as a gift to God for sparing the life of her mother. The whole album is a family affair- her husband arranged the works, her brother plays ceremonial percussion, and her two sisters join her to form a vocal trio on several of the tracks. “The evening really belonged to Bayrakdarian, the satin beauty, whose voice carried all before it. No, that doesn’t say it all: Her voice is one of the most engaging and congenial in the world today.” (Ottawa Citizen)

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