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15 & 16 February 2019

« European Polyphony / Polyphonie Européenne » ©

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Chrysanthos Antoniou, artistic direction, president of Association Arts Spotanés

Savvas Karatzias, composer, artistic direction

Loïc Pierre, artistic director and Chief Conductor of Choeur de Chambre Mikrokosmos 

Chœur de Chambre Mikrokosmos

Panagiotis Gogos, piano

Mixed Choir of Rhodes Municipality, under the direction of Michalis Kalaentzis

Children’s Choir of Music School of Rhodes & Amabile, under the direction of Michalis Kalaentzis


  • Friday 15th of February 2019: Music workshop (for adults)

Music workshop with the Choir Mikrokosmos. 


Place: Palace of the Grand Master


Time: 6.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m


  • Friday 15th of February 2019: Concert (1) Festival « European Polyphony »


Place: Agios Georgios rampart

Time: 8.30 p.m

​Program details:


Distribution: Savvas Karatzias, Loïc Pierre, Chœur de Chambre Mikrokosmos, Panagiotis Gogos,

Mixed Choir of Rhodes Municipality, Children’s Choir of Music School of Rhodes & Amabile  







The musical work ''THEOPHANES the GREEK'' is an original musical composition by Savvas Karatzias written for a mixed choir and chamber orchestra. A musical pilgrimage that follows and reflects in sounds the life of Russian iconography founder Theophanes who was also the teacher of the most important Russian iconographer (Saint) Andrei Rublev.A few words for Theophanes the Greek: Theophanes (1340-1410) was born in Constantinople where he painted his first works. However, he soon decided to leave his homeland and started a long journey to the land or Rus with Crimea as his first stop and destination to Great Novgorod, a city that was the cultural and financial centre of Medieval Russia. His last stop was Moscow where he illustrated the greatest churches of Kremlin! His artistic style is incomparable in expression and his contemporaries described him with admiration as the «painter with the broom», alluding to his ability in creating murals of great size, as well as an «erudite philosopher» due to his great education. Many of his murals have been saved, with the most important in the churches of the Transfiguration of the Savior (Novgorod), the Nativity, the Assumption and the Annunciation of the Mother of God (Kremlin and Moscow).The musical work o Savvas Karatzias reflects the journey of Theophanes from the capital of the Byzantine Empire, to the capital of the Russian Empire, a travel that is suggestive of the transfer of the Byzantine culture to Russia which carries on till our days.For the great musical work THEOPHANES THE GREEK, the composer Savvas Karatzias cooperates with the French Choir MIKROKOSMOS, the Mixed Choir of Rhode’s Municipality, the Children’s Choir of Music School of Rhodes, the Children’s Choir Amabile,​ as well as the internationally acclaimed pianist Panagiotis Gogos.


« La nuit dévoilée »

Distribution: Loïc Pierre, Chœur de Chambre Mikrokosmos

Joby Talbot (1971)                            Leon (part)

Meredith Monk (1942)                    Plague

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)          Figure Humaine

                                                            Toi ma patiente

                                                            Riant du ciel et des planètes

                                                            Le jour m’étonne et la nuit me fait peur

Gjermund Larsen (1982)                 Halling frå senja

Gjendine Slålien (1872-1972)         Gjendines bådnlåt


Joby Talbot (1971)                            Leon (part)

Meredith Monk (1942)                    Jewish storyteller



Jaakko Mantyjärvi (1963)                Die stimme des Kindes

Grete Pedersen (1962)                    Ned i vester soli glader  


Joby Talbot (1971)                           Leon (part)

Norman Luboff (1917-1987)         Black is the color

Veljo Tormis (1930)                         Laine vereeb

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)              Opus 71

H. Sommerro & G. Pedersen        Bruremarsj  

The musical program of the concert « La Nuit Dévoilée » proposes compositions of the 20th and 21st-century  (Joby Talbot, Meredith Monk, Francis Poulenc, Edvard Grieg, Grete Pedersen...) with contrasting styles to come together in harmony. The artistic director, Loïc Pierre, invented a different kind of scenography and sound spatialization in order to immerse the audience more fully into the choral performance. Everything beats in time, the singers fall in step with one another, languages and harmonies are fused.  

CHOIR MIKROKOSMOS/ Choeur de Chambre Mikrokosmos

The choir MIKROKOSMOS, founded by current conductor and artistic director Loïc Pierre and gathers 40 young singers. Determined to breathe a fresh air into the French choral tradition, over the past 25 years, Mikrokosmos has developed a unique cappella sound, reinforced by its diverse artistic adventures. The choir obtained  several prestigious international awards.


Now internationally acclaimed, Mikrokosmos has recorded 20 CDs distributed by Universal under the labels Jake, Naïve and Milan Music. The choir continues to perform regularly in France and worldwide at the most prestigious concerts halls.


  • Saturday 16th of February 2019: Music workshop (for children)


Music workshop with the choir Mikrokosmos for children from 10-16 years old.


Place: Palace of the Grand Master


Time: 11.00 a.m – 12.00 a.m

  • Saturday 16th of February 2019: Music walk at the Medieval City of Rhodes

In certain areas of the Medieval City of Rhodes, small groups of singers from the Choir Mikrokosmos will perform parts of the songs that will be heard at the concert. A study of sound transmission in deferent places, a meeting and exchange with the public. Un occasion for the public to experiment and play (percussion, sing etc.) at the different workshops (see the spots below).


At 8.00 p.m all groups will head to the concert place (Agios Georgios rampart).


Place: Medieval City of Rhodes

1. Gate d'Amboise

2. Entrance - Palace of the Grand Master

3. Inn of France

4. Panagia tou Bourgou

5. Court of Agios Georgios rampart


Time: From 7.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m

  • Saturday 16th of February 2019: Concert (2) Festival « European Polyphony »


Place: Agios Georgios rampart

Time: 8.30 p.m


Program concert (1) 15/02/19

 Plan for the Music workshops, Music Wal
 Plan for the Music workshops, Music Wal
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