Association of Armenian Church Choirs (AACWD) Association of Armenian Church Choirs (AACWD)- Western Diocese of the Armenian Church

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17 August 2022
Association of Armenian Church Choirs (AACWD)
Email:raffimikaelian5@gmail.com
Committee Chair:Raffi Mikaelian

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Founded in 2003 by the Diocesan Primate H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, the Association of the Armenian Church Choirs of the Western Diocese promotes the teaching of sacred music of the Armenian Church.

Mission: The Association of the Armenian Church Choirs of the Western Diocese promotes the teaching of sacred music of the Armenian Church, encourages the choirs to learn and adhere to the liturgical rites, canons, and doctrines of the Armenian Church and to promote their faithful practice, assist the choirs within our Diocese to develop their local organization and activities, and promotes the appreciation and use of Armenian music.

In 2007, through the arduous efforts of AACCWD, the Western Diocese published  a Book of Liturgical  Hymns especially for its Choirs. Three years later, an audio CD was released for the Diaco- nate of the Diocese. Additionally, at the initiative of AACCWD, the Western Diocese released a CD of the Divine Liturgy as arranged by Komitas Vardapet.

Besides regular meetings and its annual convention, the association organizes regional workshops to assist local choirs within the Diocese.