Van girls’ choir to perform concerts in Istanbul

Van girls’ choir to perform concerts in Istanbul

VAN – Anadolu Agency
Van girls’ choir to perform concerts in Istanbul

A choir of female students from rural areas of the Gürpınar district in the eastern province of Van is preparing to perform in Istanbul’s Vodafone Park Stadium.

The choir was formed by Mecnun Dinçer, a music teacher in Gürpınar, and specializes in Beşiktaş songs and anthems.

The documentary “Choir” by director Armağan Pekkaya told the story of the rural student musicians. The choir members have gained popularity during their concert tours.

Now, the students are rehearsing for a concert on April 28 before the Beşiktaş-Ankaragücü football game.

The choir will perform Anatolian songs for the first time before an audience of thousands of people.

Dinçer said that the choir was formed two years ago and drew great interest in their concerts.

“For the choir, we brought together 20 female students from 10 village schools. We progressed during two years of work and gave concerts in many places. Recently, we were on a tour in Ankara,” Dinçer said.

She said that the students gained self-confidence from performing in the choir and aspire to perform abroad.

“They will remember this experience for a lifetime. They are like the stars of Gürpınar,” she said.