Are you looking for places to sing Georgian Songs? You’ve heard the ancient folk songs of Georgia. The harmonies have intrigued you so much that you want to give singing them a go yourself.
Well, thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the awesome power of Georgian polyphony in the country’s capital.
We’ve rounded up four places to sing Georgian songs, regardless of your experience level.
All info correct as of October 2023, please contact teachers to confirm.
1. Naduri Choir – a place to sing Georgian Songs at the State Folklore Centre
Naduri is an international choir singing Georgian folk songs. They’ve been gathering for more than 15 years for the love of Georgian music.
Currently led by ethnomusicologist Teona Lomsadze, they meet on Tuesday evenings (20:00) at the State Folklore Centre on Aghmashenebeli.
1 session: 15 GEL
1 month: 40 GEL
2. School of Ialoni – a place to sing Georgian Songs in the Old Town or on line.
Women’s ensemble Ialoni teach Georgian songs to locals and foreigners. (You can listen to leader of Ialoni – Nino Naneishvili in Episode 3 of Voices of the Ancestors podcast).
Tuesdays and Thursdays 19.00-20.00
in Sololaki and Online
1 Lesson 25Gel
1 month 120 GEL
3. Damian Gordzeladze – a place to sing Georgian Songs in Mtatsminda
Learn traditional Georgian songs and dances with Damian Gordeladze.
Wine and snacks provided.
In the break you can hear Damian play and talk about traditional instruments.
Mtatsminda, Vedzini Street 28
Almost every Wednesday at 19.00
Contact Damian on fb https://www.facebook.com/damiane.gordeladze
4. Nino Nakeuri’s Folklore Studio – a place to sing Georgian Songs in Vazha-Pshavela.
Teaching Georgian folk songs, chants and instruments.
Tel: 551 119 249
In person classes on Vazha-Pshavela and online.
This one is probably only accessible if you speak a bit of Georgian.