K’ak’ali community choir

K'ak'ali  community choir

Sunday 14th July 2024
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


st michael’s church
Eglwysfach
Nr Machynlleth SY20 8SS


Sounds from the Black Sea, beyond and home again…

A Concert of traditional folk and church harmony songs from Georgia and UK performed by: K’ak’ali Community Choir, together with the trios Bright Field and Samaia

No tickets necessary, just come along, but donations for Sing for Water to help the charity WaterAid will be collected during the concert.

The concert will last about an hour and forty-five minutes with a short break for refreshments. The seats are pews – so feel free to bring a cushion or blanket!

K’ak’ali is a community choir based between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth that only sings three-part harmony songs from the Georgian Folk Tradition and meets once a month to learn new songs and rehearse. It is co-led by Joan Mills and Linda Gwillim. Joan began learning these songs in 1994 directly from two renowned Georgian ethnomusicologists, Edisher Garakanidze and Josef Jordania. Later she began to teach many of them in a community choir context. Linda Gwillim has sung and taught alongside Joan for the past twenty-five years. They have more recently formed a new trio, with Liz Walmsley: Samaia, singing a repertoire of Georgian women’s songs. Linda and Joan also sing in the trio Bright Field with Peter Gwynne which allows them to combine their love of Georgian songs with contemporary compositions and settings in English, using traditional modes and harmonies.

K’ak’ali mean walnuts, or just nuts! Walnuts are much used in Georgian dishes, and we chose the name as rather appropriate for a group who are nuts about Georgian song! Many of these singers have enjoyed singing Georgian songs for over twenty years and although most live near Aberystwyth or in outlying villages, some travel from as far as Oswestry to be part of the group.

We very much look forward to seeing you…

This concert is free ,donations will be accepted.

Date(s) - Sunday 14th July 2024
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm