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Messiaen and Samaras – Byzantine Passion | Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

April 10, 2020 - The world premiere of Christos Samaras’s Byzantine Passions performed by Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Zoi Tsokanou was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In this composition, the great contemporary Greek composer deliberates on the Divine Drama and the Crucifixion, artfully incorporating elements of Byzantine music.


Thanasis Kourlampas Narrator

Mixed Choir of Thessaloniki

Mary Konstantinidou Chorus master

Byzantine Choir of State Conservatory of Thessaloniki – Kalophonia

Petros Papaemmanouil Chorus master

“Thessaloniki” Chanter Choir

Antonis Konstantinidis Chorus master




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