Fayha National Choir, Lebanon
Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor: Barkev Taslakian Fayha National Choir of Lebanon conducted by Maestro Barkev Taslakian, was established in 2003 in the city of Tripoli. Today it has two more branches in Lebanon: Beirut, Chouf. Fayha is internationally recognized as a standard for Arabic Acapella singing. The repertoire is composed of mainly Arab songs reflecting different aspects of music in the region. The mixed choir includes about 150 singers, who represent the Lebanese community with its different spectrum and religious, political, social and geographical affiliations. The Choir aims to develop and spread Arabic Music and express its richness, while reflecting the real civilized image of Lebanon and Arab Countries by promoting its music to promote collective singing in the Arab region. Fayha Choir has performed all around Lebanon and represented it in festivals in different countries like Poland, Emirates, Armenia, Nagorni Gharapagh, Egypt , Tunisia , Jordan, Syria, France, Canada, China, Qatar, Cyprus, Bahrain, Kuwait, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Greece. So far, Fayha choir’s best achievement are: First two prizes at the “International Warsaw Choir Festival 2007 for Best Choir and Conductor. In 2005, they won second prize at the same festival. More achievements include first prize at ChoirFest Middle East Dubai 2016 and second prize in 2018. They also won First prize at Music and the Sea Festival, Greece, in 2016 and the Music Rights Award from the International Music Council in the same year, a recognition for the choir’s involvement in the social and moral support of refugees through collective singing Fayha is a member of: “International Federation for Choral Music” (IFCM), "European Choral Association" and "Arab Choral Network".