The Byzantion Choir currently functions in Iași, Romania, with the blessings of His Eminence Teofan, Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bukovina, and under the auspices of the University of Art “George Enescu” Iasi. The Choir is represented by the "Byzantion Cultural Association".
Since 1997, the Choir has had a great many concerts in Greece, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, the Republic of Moldova, Germany, Mount Athos and Romania, at important international music festivals (Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay, Rencontres Médiévales de Thoronet, Spiritualita di Torino, The roots of our songs- Jaroslaw, Atlantis of Nord - Olsytyn,The friends of Santorini, Willibrord 658 – 2008, Przemysl, Pontigny, Plock, Summer School Orthodox Music Festival - Sankt Petersburg, Brixner initiative Musik und Kirsche „Drama und Liturgie” - Bressanone, Archaion Kallos – Prague, Euroasia Festival – Ekaterinburg, etc.). Every year, the members of the Choir take part in the patron saints' feasts at the monasteries on Mount Athos, as well as in numerous international symposiums where they make known the beauty, the complexity and the depth of the Byzantine monody.
The Byzantion Choir has recorded so far 11 audio albums, from which the last once were recorded under the direct guidance of Master Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archontos Protopsaltes of the Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople,.
Promoting the music of the Holy Fathers of the Eastern Church in the Western context aims at restoring the beauty of the sacred monody of a millenarian tradition; its complexity and sobriety as well as its lack of artificiality and extravagance reveal the musical image of what the Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga called Byzantium after Byzantium.
|Comments and notes to the edition:||Ștefan MIHALCEA și Adrian SÎRBU|
|Designer:||Marin și Lorena OSOIANU|
|Year of publication:||2005|
|Number of pages:||65|
|Language:||Română & English & Français|
|Dimensions (h x L x w):||135 x 125 x 10|
|Type of cover:||Cartonată|
|Volume:||V & VI|