September21 2023 (Thu)
7:30 PM

Echoes from old Constantinople - Byzantine Music Concert

Archaion Kallos 2023

Church of St Katherine of Alexandria | Classical Music

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Date: September 21, 2023 | 19:30 (Thu)
Venue: Church of St Katherine of Alexandria
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Not available
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Group discount 10+ people
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Join us for a musical excursion through the world of old, Byzantine Constantinople

You will hear compositions of the earliest Christian woman composer St. Kassia (9th cent.), Petros Peloponnesios (18th cent.), which is known also as ‘‘Mozart of Byzantine music’’, Panagiotis Chalatzoglou (18th cent.) and others, rendered by the outstanding Greek Protopsaltis Petros Papaemmanouil and the Philokallia Ensemble.

The concert is held under the auspices of the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou and with the support of the Embassy of Greece in Prague and the Holy Metropolis of Nea Krini and Kalamaria.


Philokallia Ensemble, artistic director: Marios Christou
Soloists: Petros Papaemmanouil and Silva Morasten

About Archaion Kallos Festival:

Once again, the Philokallia Association invites you to the Archaion Kallos International Festival of Orthodox Music. Join us for 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 Philokallia Association (philokalliaa word of Greek origin meaning “love of the beautiful”) gave this name to the first and only festival of Orthodox music in Prague because we 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, Martin Baxa,
the Mayor of Prague 2, Jan Korseska,
the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr. Athanassios Paressoglou,
the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, H. E. Mr. Georgiose Yiangou

and with the blessings of
His Eminence Michal, Archbishop of Prague and the Czech Lands.


  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 

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