This small, landlocked country is one of the oldest in the world. There is immense beauty in its stark rocky countryside on the Caucasus Mountains with orchards and vineyards providing pops of color while historic cities and monasteries perch alongside them or in temperate rain forests. Explore the ancient fortresses, monasteries and liturgical traditions of the Armenian Orthodox Church while taking in the natural beauty of this unique and stunning country.

In 1994, Classical Movements arranged on behalf of the Library of Congress a large delegation of Armenians to the USA. They continued to work in the country, cultivating connections with local musician. In 2011, these experiences facilitated a historic tour for the Yale Alumni Chorus to Turkey, Georgia and Armenia in which they performed concerts with the Little Singers of Armenia, the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Paros Chamber Choir with soloist Yeghishe Manucharian.

🇦🇲 Sights & Sounds 🇦🇲

  • Yerevan
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
  • Komitas State Conservatory
  • State Opera House
  • 7th-century ruins at Erebuni and Amberd
  • Mount Aragats
  • Ararat Valley
  • Ancient Vagharshapat
  • Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin


“We thought you did a wonderful job steering our large group of singers and non-singers through three countries [Turkey, Georgia, Armenia] during two jam-packed weeks.”

Dr. Jeffrey Douma | Music Director, Yale Alumni Chorus


“The Yale Alumni Chorus (YAC) decided to discover the musical treasures of the Silk Road in Turkey, Georgia and Armenia.”

-Georgia Messenger, Salome Modebadze, June 28, 2011