Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival

The Ministry and Art of the Chanter

Date: Nov 15, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

Georgios Theodoridis, Protopsaltis, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Washington, D.C., leads a three-evening master class focusing on the role of the chanter in the Greek Orthodox church, the use of liturgical books, and reading and intonation.

About the Speaker

Georgios Theodoridis, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Georgios Theodoridis is Protopsaltis and Director of Musical Arts at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, D.C. During his early university years, he studied Byzantine Music under the tutelage of some of Greece’s most renowned teachers and chanters. He holds an honors degree in Byzantine Music, as well as the Music Teacher Diploma, from the Conservatory of Egaleo in Athens.

As choir director, Mr. Theodoridis has conducted Byzantine choirs in events and liturgical services in many European cities, including Athens, Venice, Rome, and Vatican City. He has been an invited lecturer on the Psaltic Art and Byzantine Music at Hellenic College Holy Cross, The Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University.