El Sistema Greece Youth Choir at Theocharakis Foundation
Sunday 10 April 13.00 | B & M Theocharakis Foundation
El Sistema Greece Youth Choir is welcoming spring with a unique Easter concert and invites us to the Amphitheater of the B & M Theocharakis Foundation on Sunday, April 10 at 13.00 to enjoy a festive program that will take us to different places and times.
The Congolese Latin Mass Missa Luba, a religious choral piece ideal for promoting diversity, one of the main missions of El Sistema Greece, is in the center of the concert repertoire. It is the most successful of the Masses created in the 1950s and 1960s, and managed to influence an entire generation of Western youth. The song, performed in traditional Congolese style, though linked to Congolese culture, has managed to connect these traditions with the Western mainstream. Parts of the function can be heard in films by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Lindsey Anderson, the album cover appears in Stanley Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange”, and even in the 1980s The Clash refer to Missa Luba in the lyrics of their song “Car Jamming”.
The Mass will be presented in its entirety accompanied by percussion and piano, while the versatile program of the concert is enriched with songs from different musical genres, countries and times, creating an unforgettable choral celebration for any audience.
Conductor: Vaia Papagiannopoulou
El Sistema Greece Youth Choir
Athena Fytika (piano)
Angeliki Lapaki, Nikolas Tsigantes (percussion)
Musical preparation: Vaia Papagiannopoulou, Eirini Tzamtzi, Giannis Ismirnioglou
B & M Theocharakis Foundation: Vas. Sofias and Merlin 9, Athens
The entrance for the event is free on a first come first served basis, without reservation. According to the latest measures for protection of public health the venue of the event will function as a vaccinated-only space. For entrance adults must show a valid vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery. Minors from 4 to 17 years old are required to show a declaration of negative self-test result (24 hours) or a valid certificate of recovery or a negative PCR (72 hours) or rapid test (48 hours) certificate. Alternatively, minors from 12 to 17 years old can present a valid vaccination certificate. An identity check will also be made, as required by law. The use of masks is mandatory during the event.