The Lark Geghard Choir performing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1993, conducted by Maestro Vatsche Barsoumian.

The Lark Geghart Choir is a select group of vocalists, drawn from members of the Lark Master Singers. As a smaller troupe of singers with exceptional ability, the work is focused on advanced choral pieces, particularly from new compositions in the modern classical genre. The Geghart Choir convenes when there is a demand for particular projects of an intimate or complex nature and functions under the direct conductorship of Maestro Vatsche Barsoumian. Over the last twenty years, the Choir has presented numerous large and small-scale works drawn from the great western choral repertoire from Bach Passions to Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9; from part songs to Verdi’s Requiem, garnering standing ovations at sold-out venues across the Southland. However it also holds dear its concert programs of seldom-heard Armenian classical music by composers Tigran Mansourian, Parsegh Ganatchian, David Halajian, Artur Avanesov, and, of course, the beloved Komitas.

Through its concerts, the choir plays a major role in introducing, sometimes re-introducing, the rich Armenian musical tradition to contemporary Armenian-Americans, helping to embed that tradition in the modern culture of America.