The Anchiskhati Choir is the world’s leading exponent of Georgian polyphonic choral music. The choir members specialize in singing ancient Georgian sacred and secular songs with authentic instrumental accompaniment. Members of the Anchiskhati Choir come from different regions of Georgia where they have absorbed the unique singing traditions of their parents and grandparents. Singing weekly in the famous 6th century Anchiskhati church in Tbilisi, Georgia, the group collaborates as a group of expert and passionate ethnomusicologists who teach, hold workshops, and regularly perform in Georgia and abroad.
This Gateways to World Music program is presented by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, with generous support from Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, Center for Advanced Study, and Bruno and Wanda Nettl.