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Jahangir Jahangirov Choir leaves music lovers in awe

17 April 2024 [17:56] - TODAY.AZ
By Laman Ismayilova

Mesmerizing concert has taken place at the Palace? of Shirvanshahs? with participation of the renowned? choir bearing the name? ?f Jahangir Jahangirov, Azernews reports.

Under the artistic direction? of the Honored Teacher Tarana Yusifova,? the orchestra ?s affiliated with the International Mugham Center.

Among the distinguished guests gracing this musical event were chairman? ?f the Board of Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve Shahin Seyidzade, director? ?f the International Mugham Center, Honored Artist? Sahib Pashazade and? a constellation? ?f incredibly talented musicians.

The evening was? a celebration? of Azerbaijani rich choral traditions?s, legacy intricately intertwined with the pioneering work? ?f the legendary composer Uzeyir Hajibayli.

It was? ?n 1936 that Uzeyir Hajibeyli? first breathed life into the choir, infusing? ?t with the soulful melodies? ?f Azerbaijani folk songs.

Over the years, the? baton? of leadership passed from Uzeyir Hajibayli? t? Jahangir Jahangirov, and subsequently? t?? Ramiz Mustafayev, who guided the? choir with unparalleled artistry? until his passing? ?n? 2008.

Today, the? choir continues? t? flourish? under the capable artistic direction? ?f Tarana Yusifova, breathing new life into its repertoire.

The concert program united timeless classics from the eras? ?f Uzeyir Hajibayli, Jahangir Jahangirov, and? Ramiz Mustafayev with modern arrangements and compositions? by foreign maestros.

The ethereal strains? of Uzeyir Hajibayli's "Arazbar?," expertly arranged? by Tarana Yusifova, resonated through the hallowed halls, culminating? ?n? a stirring rendition? ?f the patriotic anthem "Ey, V?t?n."

People's Artist Mehriban Zeki captivated the audience with her soulful recitations,? while the graceful performances? by students from the Choreographic Department? of the Republican Arts Gymnasium left no one indifferent.


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