October10 2019 (Thu)
7:30 PM

Byzantine Music by Bohuslav Martinů

Archaion Kallos 2019

Ss.Cyril and Methodius Cathedral | Classical Music

60 minutes | Not available

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Date: October 10, 2019 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Ss.Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people

Concert of the Byzantine hymns used in Martinů´s famous opera Greek Passion

After the great success of the concert The Greek Pascha of Bohuslav Martinů (2017) and as a commemoration of sixty years since the composer’s death, the festival once again helds a concert of the Byzantine hymns used in Martinů’s famous opera Greek Passion and in a newly discovered manuscript of the composer on Byzantine Octoechos.

Hymns will be performed both in their original form and in Martinů’s arrangements from the opera.


Piccolo coro - mixed choir
Marek Valášek - choir master (Czech republic)
Grigorios Anastasiou - solo (Greece)

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.


  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual

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