October19 2022 (Wed)
7:30 PM

Hildegard of Bingen and St. Kassia of Constantinople

Archaion Kallos 2022

Church of St Katherine of Alexandria | Classical Music

60 minutes | Available

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Date: October 19, 2022 | 19:30 (Wed)
Venue: Church of St Katherine of Alexandria
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Available
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The Feminine Touch in Sacred Music in East and West

The concert is dedicated to two of the earliest Christian women composers, the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen and the Byzantine composer and poet St. Kassia. Their works will be performed by the leading women’s ensemble Tiburtina and Greek singer Evanthia Vavoulioti.


  • Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum, Ordo Virtutum, Troparion Kassianis etc. 


Tiburtina Ensemble, artistic director: Barbora Kabátková
Evanthia Vavoulioti (Greece): psaltria

About Archaion Kallos Festival 2022:

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, Alexandra Udženija,
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


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