First Ode, Kanon for Akathist Hymn, Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir performing First Ode from “Kanon for Akathist Hymn” at the second Boston Byzantine Music Festival, November 14–15, 2014. The setting is by Chrysanthos Theodosopoulos (1920–1988), Protopsaltis of the Saint Demetrios Cathedral of Thessaloniki. At the end of the ode, the heirmos (introductory stanza) is repeated in a slower, more ornamental setting by Petros the Peloponnesian (1735–1778).