Tagharan the ancient music ensemble was founded in 1981. Until 1985 it known as Sharakan. From the very outset, Tagharan strived to reveal the gems of the Armenien medieval sacred hymns and present those to a wider public at concerts. The songs by medieval autors dating back to the 5ht-15th centuries have always been present in Tagharan's repertoire.
A special period in Tagharan's life is connected with the name of its former Artistic Director (1987-1994) Yervand Yerkanyan. Under his wise quidance a new large repertoire was creted within quite a short time. It includes more than 300 valuable and exquisite interpretations of Armenian sacred, patriotic and folk songs. In addition, Tagharan started perfomming new original interpretations of numerous national patriotic and folk songs. Another fascinating aspect of Tagharan's activity is the performance of pre-classical and Baroque music. Holistic programs including old German, French, English, Italien and other music hold a special place in the interpretations are quite remarkable thanks to the harmoniouns well mesasured performance of the soloists. Tagharan has toured with concerts around Armenia and musical centers of the former Soviet Union Since September 1994, Sedrak Yerkanyan is Artistic Director and Conductor of Tagharan.
Tagharan has respresented the Armenian, music culture abroad, specifically in Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Bulgaria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Argentine, Brazil, Uruguay,Ciprus, Syria and Lebanon.