The Greek Passion at the International Festival of Orthodox Music

The 8th Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music in Prague will offer a concert to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of Nikos Kazantzakis, whose novel Christ Recrucified was used by Bohuslav Martinů for libretto of the Greek Passion, H 372 in 1957. A concert based on the Byzantine hymns used in the famous opera of B. Martinů sung in their original form as well as in the form given by Martinů in the opera, will take place at the Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Prague on October, 6th. The newly discovered Manuscript of the composer on Byzantine Octaechos as well as Greek influence in the opera will be discussed at a related lectures.

6 October 2017, 7.30 pm
Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Prague

Martinů Voices, Lukáš Vasilek (choirmaster)
Philokallia Ensemble & Choir of the Cathedral of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (conductor, choirmaster)
Achilleas Chaldaiakis (protopsaltis), Katerina Asfoura (psaltria)
Akropolis ensemble
Children’s choir – Sborové studio Angel,
Igor Angelov, Radek Seidl, Lucie Wollnerová (choirmasters)
Dětský sbor Arcibiskupského gymnázia, Igor Angelov (artistic director)

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