Embassy of Georgia expresses deepest sorrow over the passing of the legendary composer, Giya Kancheli. His music transcended time and culture and it will live on forever.
In honour of the exceptional Georgian composer the bell tower of St. Jacobs oldest church in The Hague played his masterpieces “Yellow Leaves” and a composition from the movie “The Eccentrics” on October 4, 2019.
Today Stichting Carillon Den Haag also played popular Georgian songs of all times: “Tbiliso” by Revaz Lagidze, “Suliko” and “My thoughts are with you” by David Archvadze.
Citizens of The Hague had the opportunity to listen to unforgettable Georgian melodies from 12:00 pm. Gijsbert Kok, the musician of the bell tower played Georgian melodies.
The author of the idea is Young Ambassador of Georgia to the Netherlands Erekle Koplatadze. In May 2019 Erekle managed to get in touch with the Carillonist who plays the bells on the Martini tower of Groningen University and asked him if he could play a few Georgian melodies from the tower in celebration of Independence Day of Georgia and the Georgian Ambassador’s visit for the occasion. As a result five Georgian melodies have been played in Groningen in every half hour.