FESTIVAL 2016

  • Saturday 27 August 2016

    BYZANTINE CHOIR "DOMESTICI FOM THE CITY OF DRAMA"
    BYZANTINE CHOIR "DOMESTICI FOM THE CITY OF DRAMA"
    Byzantine Chorus "Domestici from the city of Drama" Conductor - Soloist: First Cantor Gregory Papaemmanuel Also participate: Τhe Lyceum Club of Greek Women from the city of Drama.   BYZANTINE CHORUS "DOMESTICI FROM THE CITY OF DRAMA" The choir was established in 1996 by brothers Gregory and Peter Papaemmanuel, First Chanters and Professors of Byzantine Music, and has 50 members. In 1997, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with His message blessed the choir's activity. In the 20 years of their` presence in the cultural and intellectual life of the country the "Domestici" have made more than 200 appearances in Greece and abroad. On 16.05.1999 the choir won the Gold Medal in the National Choir Competition under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Athens. On June 20, 1999, Panteleimon, Metropolitan of Veria, Campania and Naoussa awarded to the choir the highest honors of the Metropolis, the Gold Medal of the Apostle Paul in the context of the 5th Pavleia Worship Celebrations. In 2006, "The Domestici" participated in the 25th International Festival of Orthodox Church Music in Hajnowka, Poland, after a honorary proposal of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and received the Gold Medal among 35 countries from around the world. In 2016 they participated in the same Festival where they won the third place in the category of professional choirs. In the frame of the Festival the choir gave a concert in Warsaw. The choir has participated in numerous honorary events in Drama, always attended by large audiences. Highlight in the history of the choir was the concert at the Closing Ceremony of the International Musicological Conference of the Athens Academy on October 23, 2015. Also memorable were its performances in Istanbul, Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt. There the choir covered the musical part of the official ceremonies for the Inauguration of the Patriarchal Church of the Annunciation in Alexandria. The choir has numerous participations in several celebration events. It also chanted many times in sacred vigils. From September 2000 it established the institution of the Byzantine Choir Meeting in the city of  Drama.  It has recorded and videotaped for Greek and Polish Radio and Television. Finally, the choir participated in the CDs "Happy to meet again", "Suffering Christ-Resurrected Christ", "Songs of the Macedonian Struggle" and "Missal from Drama". Program Part A Byzantine Oratorio "The Apocalypse of John", music by First Cantor Charilaos Taliadoros Part B Traditional sacred songs
  • Sunday 28 August 2016

    AYB CHOIR
    AYB CHOIR
    The Ayb School Girls Choir from Armenia Conductor: Anahit Papayan   Sacred works by Armenian composers   PARTICIPANTS Aramyan Gayane Terunyan Adelina Parsamyan Margarita Arevikyan Yeva Sargsyan Margo Sahakyan Anna Mantashyan Mariam Karagulyan Nare Khachatryan Ani Mesropyan Taguhi Grigoryan Nane Saghdasaryan Talin Tovmasyan Tatevik Hovakimyan Maria Ghazaryan Esfira Zoryan Norayr Hergnayn Mariam Miskaryan Marta Papayan Anahit-group leader Pakhchanian Aram- group leader
  • Monday 29 August 2016

    CICADA KING
    CICADA KING
    KING CICADA "King Cicada and the revolution of ants" Based on the well-known Aesop's fable "The cicada and the ant" five virtuoso musicians - performers - singers, present an interactive, music-theatrical tale for young and old, full of adventure, surprises, laughter, and simple ... but important messages such as friendship, democracy and ecology. Having music as their main "weapon" and playing live on stage a variety of musical instruments they manage not only to entertain but also to effortlessly introduce children to the wonderful and magical world of music! Original music – Stage Director: George Chatzis Text – Lyrics – Original idea: Pelagia Plagianakou – George Chatzis Participants: George Chatzis, Pelagia Plagianakou, Odysseas Apostolopoulos, Sofia Papoulakou, Apostolos Papapetros