2010 Fresno Arts Council CEP Award
City of Fresno "Certificate
of Appreciation Award"
presented to John & Barbara Chookasian, from Fresno Mayor,
and Fresno Councilmember, Andreas Boregas, for their
"Armenian Music Grammy Award!"
2009 “10th ANNUAL ARMENIAN
Armenian CD Music Awards Night to Receive a “Grammy Award & Oscar.”
Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble’s “Passage
to Armenia ” CD was voted as
1st Place Winner as the “Best
Traditional Armenian Folk Music” CD album. December 13, 2009
7:00 PM at the Nokia (7,000 seat) Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
1999 - REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
"NATIONAL GOLD MEDAL AWARD"
Presented to the Chookasian Armenian Ensemble by President Robert Kocharian and the Government of Armenia.
To acknowledge the Ensemble's month-long concert tour of Armenia and Karabagh. Also, the award
was given in recognition of the Chookasians' life long dedication to the preservation both
Eastern and Western Armenian music and culture.
2005 - 2006 BERTHA & JOHN GARABEDIAN
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AWARDS
2004 - CITY OF FRESNO
Mayor Alan Autry, proclaiming
January 29, 2004 to be:
CHOOKASIAN ARMENIAN CONCERT ENSEMBLE DAY, in the City of Fresno and highly
commends the Chookasian Ensemble for their Armenian concert in the John
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
2003 - REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Presented by Ambassador, Dr. Arman Kirakossian, during
the Chookasian Armenian Ensemble concert performance at the
JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, in Washington D.C., on October
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