State Choir of Georgia is the national choir of Georgia that was once part of the Soviet Union. Contemporary Georgian stage choirs are generally male, though some female groups also exist; mixed-gender choirs are rare, but also exist. (An example of the latter is the Zedashe ensemble, based in Sighnaghi, Kakheti.) At the same time, in village ensembles mixed participation is more common, and according to Zakaria Paliashvili, in the most isolated region of Georgia, Upper Svaneti, mixed performance of folk songs were a common practice.
Links To Peel
Peel played a track from the Georgian state choir on his Night Ride show in the late 60's from the BBC Archives. The archive material later became part of John Peel's Archive Things album, released in 1970.
- To Our Lady (Caucasian Hymn) (Dates are currently unavailable)