A concert was held in the Aya Fotini Greek Orthodox Church in Izmir on Saturday (November 24th) by Lavrion Polyphonic Choir, which is one of the oldest choirs in Greece.
Founded in 1939, Lavrion Polyphonic Chorus has performed in various national and international events until today. The concert was held on November 24that Aya Fotini Greek Orthodox Church. Many people also listened to the concert in which there was an intense participation.
Izmir Greek Orthodox community and guests attended the concert, including the Metropolitan of Izmir Bartholomeos Samaras, Lavrion Mayor Dimitris Lukas and Deputy Consul General of Greece Izmir Konstandina Karkani.
Before the concert, the Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Community, George Teodoridis made a speech.“There are only two items in our differences; religion and language. When you take these two out, no one can understand the difference. It is only an Aegean Sea that separates us. In fact, this sea separates and unites us. It is the hug and tie that connects us. Today, we emphasize the communication, love, friendship and, most importantly, cooperation between the two peoples who have lived, live and will live in this holy land, against the continuation of vicious contradictions and skepticism climate” he said.
The concert started after the speeches; and the church chants were performed at the concert. The concert was led by maestro Theodoros Lembesis and endured for about one hour.
After the concert, plaques was presented by Mr. Haralambos Sirigos, the President of the Lavrion Choir to Konstandina Karkani, the Deputy Consul General of Izmir; to the President of the Izmir Greek Orthodox Community, George Teodoridis and to the Metropolitan of Izmir Bartholomeos Samaras. President of the Greek Orthodox community of Izmir Yorgo Teodoridis gave the present of a painting to the choir. (İzmir / SAT-7 TÜRK)