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Byzantine Music: an Ode to God and its Path through Time

What is byzantine music, where is it used, how does it sound? The presentation aims at bringing this rare and unique music genre which has been heard for centuries in all orthodox churches closer to you and take you on a journey through its history, tradition and mainly its sound with live chanting.

In the event organised by the non-profit society “Omilos Eksipiretiton” from Greece, some historical elements about byzantine music as a distinctive and vibrant genre of religious music will be presented and, through an interactive experiential workshop, the participants will experience the joy of expression through music and try out their own abilities at chanting!

The main speaker is Mr. Lazaros Koumentakis, Music teacher and Theologist/ Protopsaltis, along with Ms Evangelia Gkioni, Psychotherapist-Writer and Mrs Marianna Smyrniotou, Art and Creative Director of Megas Seirios Publications.

Organised by Omilos Eksipiretiton.