New Sound for an Old Church
Vortvots Vorodman (Children of Thunder) Church, located in Istanbul, Turkey, which had been opened for worship on October 14, 1828, has not been used since World War I. Now, unused for about 100 years the church is restored and reopened. Preserving the place of worship property this church will also be used as cultural center as well.
Within the complex of "Church of the Virgin Mary" the Vortvots Vorodman church has been restored under the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture, project.
During this restoration project, all the sound and lighting systems has been designed by Dinakord Electronics. „All the audio equipment used within the Church is from one of the world wide high-level and high-quality German brand Kling & Freitag“, said Annie Çavusyan, General Manager of Dinakord Electronics.
In this museum church, which has a capacity of about 500 people, all kinds of religious, cultural and artistic activity will be performed. „In this perspective, we designed a concept consists of a variety of CA 106, SONA 5 and E 90 MK II speakers of Kling & Freitag. All speakers are white for a more neat integration.
On the 28th December the Vortvots Vorodman Church was inaugurated by the turkish minister Hayati Yazici to honour the Armenian people and build up the friendship between Armenian and Turkey again. „Armenians were defined as "loyal people" during Ottoman Empire period, and said that there had been no problem between Turks and Armenians until the 20th century“, noted Yazici in his speech.