Songs about the sea through traditional Greek music

ARTIST

Byzantine choir of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki

DATE

Sunday 12 May
13:00 - 14:30

VENUE

Church of St. Minas (outdoor area)

Songs about the sea through traditional Greek music

Byzantine choir of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki

 

PROGRAMME

1. Verses of the Sea (Kalymnos)

2. Antalya’s waters (Chios – Lesbos)

3. Show mercy, my sea (Oinousses)

4. Bratsera (Leros)

5. In the Aegean (Dodecanese)

6. Gemetzis (East Thrace)

7. Three slender women started (Peloponnese)

8. I’m tired my love (Chios)

9. The sea the peace (Panhellenic)

10. I got on a new boat (Asia Minor)

 

BYZANTINE CHORUS AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC BY THE STATE CONSERVATORY OF THESSALONIKI

It was founded in 2000 as part of the “Byzantine Dance” course of the Byzantine Music School of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. It counts 35 members, boys and girls, who are distinguished for their performance in the art of psalms and practice for at least two hours per week in hymns and traditional songs of our country.

The art of Byzantine dance has the purpose of researching and studying hymns and external parts of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period and aims to promote and disseminate our great and important cultural heritage.

The choir has chanted in many sequences of various temples of Thessaloniki as well as in other cities and has left an impression to its listeners with its simple, serious and mystical way of chanting. The members participate in the events of the Conservatory as well as in various festivals that have taken place in Thessaloniki, Drama, Kozani, Veria, Serres, Constantinople etc. They have collaborated with Archon Protopsalti Charilaos Taliadoros, Grigorios Stathis, professor of the University of Athens, Elenftherios Georgiadis, Former Master of the Ecumenical Patriarchate  Chronis Aidonidis and the Traditional Music Complex of Thessaloniki.

The leader of the dance and teacher is Doctor Petros Papaemmanouil, professor of Byzantine Music of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.