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Byzantine Choir "Saint John Koukouzelis"


The Children's Choir of Aghia Triada

  For 36 years, the Children’s Choir of Aghia Triada of Thessaloniki has been an example of juvenile cultural presence.
  It was created by the gifted young musician Theodoros Papakonstantinou (1948-1969); his foremost work, the Mass of St. John Chrysostomos, is often performed by the Choir in the Holy Church of Aghia Triada. His elder brother, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, became his successor. Under his direction, the choir won fame in Greece and abroad (Italy, Hungary, former Czechoslovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, France, Switzerland).
  The medals and prizes the Choir was awarded in both Panhellenic and International competitions verify the high level of its performances. A highlight in the Choir's career was its participation in the performance of the 3rd Symphony of Leonard Bernstein (Athens, 1985), with the European Youth Orchestra and the Youth Choir of Vienna, with the composer on the podium. The most recent appearances of the Choir took place in the Thessaloniki Megaron; G. Mahler’s “Symphony No 8”, B. Britten’s “War Requiem”, G. Bizet's “Carmen” and Alkis Baltas’ Children’s Opera “Momo”.
This text is cited January 2004 from the Municipality of Patmos, the Prefecture of Dodecanese, the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Ministry of the Aegean tourist pamphlet (2003).


The Byzantine Choir "Hedymelon"

  It was founded in 1999, as a result of the desire of young chanters, who serve with great devotion the lecterns of Holy Churches in Thessaloniki, to create a new vocal ensemble, consisted of students of the three most important teachers of this city: Ch. Theodosopoulos, Ath. Karamanis and Ch. Taliadoros.
  From its first appearance, it already won the acclaim of critics for its sound and style. The Choir participated in Petros Gaitanos’ CD “The Source of Life” with Byzantine hymns devoted to Virgin Mary; it has also appeared in the Thessaloniki Megaron, and in the Holy Churches of St. Demetrius, God's Wisdom and Panagouda; it has participated in seminars, and often gives concerts with P. Gaitanos.
  The Choir was named “Hedymelon” in the end of 2002. Ioannis Tsamis is its leader.
This text is cited January 2004 from the Municipality of Patmos, the Prefecture of Dodecanese, the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian and the Ministry of the Aegean tourist pamphlet (2003).


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