October15 2021 (Fri)
7:00 PM

Byzanc jinak! An unorthodox Orthodox concert

Archaion Kallos Festival 2021

Kampus Hybernská | Classical Music

180 minutes | Not available

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Date: October 15, 2021 | 19:00 (Fri)
Venue: Kampus Hybernská
Duration: 180 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people

This concert presents the Prague audience with the folk music of Orthodox nations

The concert is being organized with the support of the Embassy of Cyprus in Prague and the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.


This time, Gerasimos Papadopoulos and Alexandra Papastergiopoulou will sing and play sacred folk music from various areas of the former Eastern Roman Empire (known today as Byzantium).

The concert will be followed by a jam session featuring musicians from regular jam sessions focused on music from the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and Central Asia organised monthly by the collective Modalmusic.cz.


Gerasimos Papadopoulos: vocals, oud
Alexandra Papastergiopoulou: cello, percussions, vocals
Guest vocal performance by Elli Aloneftou (Cyprus)

About the festival:

Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music invites you to a beautiful spiritual and musical experience. In its literal sense, the Greek expression “archaion kallos” means “ancient beauty,” but in the vocabulary of the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Christian Church, “archaion kallos” speaks of a certain archetype, an “original beauty;” that is to say, the beauty which man beheld in Paradise and which he experienced after Creation. 

The association Philokallia (a word of Greek origin meaning “love of the beautiful”) gave this name to the first and only festival of Orthodox music in Prague because they perceive every act in sacred music, whether of composition or interpretation, as a kind of conscious or unconscious search for this pristine beauty, the Archaion Kallos.

The festival is held under the auspices of:
the Minister of Culture, Lubomír Zaorálek,
the Mayor of Prague 2, Jana Černochová,
the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou,
the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Mr. Antonios Theocharous
and with the blessings of
His Eminence Michal, Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Lands.

We look forward to seeing you and trust that this year’s festival will take us all a step closer to Archaion Kallos.


Complete program of the Festival Archaion Kallos