“Byzantine Music: an Ode to God and its Path through Time”: Our musical event at the Hellenic Center, London (21 Oct 2022)

On Friday 21/10/2022, our musical event on Byzantine music took place at the cultural organisation “The Hellenic Center”, London. In a hall literally full of people, music had the first word.

The event opened the President of Omilos with his welcome speech, giving the main tone of the presentation.

Afterwards, the audience, among whom were professors and students of Universities and Colleges in the United Kingdom, watched in fascination the course through the historical background and the characteristics of Byzantine music; everyone participated with great enthusiasm in the chanting during the presentation and in the experiential workshop that followed as well.

In fact, some of the professors who attended asked to stay in touch with Omilos as they found our presentation complete, comprehensive and very lively and they expressed their interest to use it in their lessons.

People’s impressions are very revealing of their experience:

Thank you – it was an unusual and unifying activity.” (A.H.)

“Very good research and very good presentation! It was my pleasure to attend.” (J.L.)

I learned a lot today about Byzantine music that, as a Greek, I thought I knew! (T.F.)

The Hellenic TV, the channel of the Greek diaspora, was there with its exquisite executives, and covered the event, so that we will soon have the opportunity to watch it in its program.

We would like to thank everyone who honored us with their presence and participation, as together we co-created a mystical evening.

Once again we experienced the power and sweetness of unity, when the souls vibrate and sing “in chords and instruments”, with the voice and the heart.

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