Sunday, 19 December 2021

Festive Concert featuring the Intercultural Choir and the 65+ Choir of the GNO at the Victoria Square Project on 21 December 2021



Greek National Opera Learning & Participation Department

 Culture Night by the City of Athens

 Festive Concert
featuring the 
Intercultural Choir and the 65+ Choir of the GNO

Tuesday 21 December 2021
Starts at: 19.00

Victoria Square Project
(13 Elpidos St., 10434, Athens)

Free admission upon priority vouchers that will be distributed from Monday 20 December at 12.00 exclusively via ticket services.


In collaboration with the Victoria Square Project  



The GNO Learning & Participation Department in collaboration with the Victoria Square Project present a special concert in the festive spirit of the Christmas holiday season featuring the Intercultural Choir and the 65+ Choir of the GNO, as part of the Evening of Culture organised by the Athens Culture Net. The concert will be held at the Victoria Square Project, at the pedestrian area at 13 Elpidos St. (Victoria Square), on Tuesday 21 December 2021 at 19.00, with free admission for the public.

The Intercultural Choir conducted by Anna Linardou and the 65+ Choir conducted by Dimitra Papastavrou will perform traditional folk carols from Thrace and Ikaria as well as wonderful songs from Epirus and Ukraine to South Italy. The choirs will be accompanied by pianists Dimitra Kokkinopoulou and Kostas Papathymnios (from the Intercultural Choir and the 65+ Choir respectively), as well as by the musicians Martha Papadogianni-Kouranti (violoncello), Stathis Koutouzos (percussion), and Sofia Zafiriou (violin) from the GNO Intercultural Orchestra.



A few words about the Intercultural Choir

The Intercultural Choir project of the GNO Learning & Participation Department continues for a sixth year. After a long pause in live meetings, old and new members from every corner of the earth will once again join their voices into a unique musical journey without borders. For this year’s season the Intercultural Choir will be conducted by distinguished singer Anna Linardou. The Intercultural Choir already has more than 30 members. Ukraine, Cameroon, Slovakia, Tanzania, New Guinea, Syria, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, USA, Iran, Kenya, Iraq, and Greece are only some of the countries of origin of those who have participated in the Choir. Its repertoire is getting constantly expanded and enriched with wonderful songs from the traditional folk music of its members’ homelands.

Chorus mistress: Anna Linardou

Piano: Dimitra Kokkinopoulou


A few words about the 65+Choir

The 65+ Choir takes us on a musical journey through different countries across the world and different regions of Greece, always with the goal of promoting the socialization of its members and the development of emotional bonds and communication between them through singing and speech. From January 2022, the 65+ Choir will focus on acquainting its members with the world of opera on and off stage. The workshop will start with the teaching of the songs of Angelos Triantafyllou’s opera Inland, which will feature the members of the Choir. The opera that will be directed by Nikos Karathanos will be presented in the GNO Stavros Niarchos Hall at the SNFCC in 2022.

Chorus Mistress: Dimitra Papastavrous

Piano: Kostas Papathymnios



To enter the concert venue you need to present a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 in accordance with the applicable legislation for the protection of public health. You need to wear a face mask and keep social distancing both when entering the venue and throughout the duration of the event according to the guidelines of the National Public Health Organisation (EODY). Upon the check of certificates audience members will also need to provide proof of their identity.



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