Within the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Gyumri Renaissance Contest Festival in Gyumri, The Slavic Soul Gala concerts in Gyumri and Yerevan were presented with the Gyumri State Symphonic Orchestra to a enthusiastic audience. Both Manca Izmajlova and Benjamin Izmajlov were also invited as jury members of the Renaissance Competition. They also gave master classes in Gyumri (The Conservatory) and Yerevan (Special Music School, named after P. I. Tchaikovsky) to some very talented young musicians. The organizer of the Festival organized also a meeting with the highest representatives of the Holy Armenian Church - the oldest Christian Church in the world. Ideas about music, culture and religion were exchanged.