The German-Greek choir will perform at the Chorfest
The Greek embassy brought a polyphonic choir of mixed origins to perform in the Berlin international garden exhibitionJune 19th, 2017
The event took place on the 17th of June in the Gardens of the World, a beautiful Korean style garden. The choir’s conductor was Dr. Ursula Vryzaki, who studied piano, horn and musicology in Athens and now she works as a music professor in Berlin.
The Chorfest is an annual festival, in which choirs and ensembles of all styles present their repertoire at various locations in Berlin. One of these locations is in the Gardens of the World, located besides Wiesenpark in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The Gardens of the World was made as a reference project for the sustainable and modern urban development.
The future plans for the Garden are rapidly developing and it will present new topics of international garden exhibitions. It already contains Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Christian and oriental themed gardens. Therefore the polyphonic choir with mixed cultural backgrounds will perform in also a very international setting and environment.
For those who are not familiar with the term “polyphonic”, it’s a different kind of music texture in the way of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects. Compositions are joined to shape the overall sound of the music, which appears to be made of tones with different strengths and heights.
The choir will be accompanied by Nikos Menegas on bouzouki, Manos Leventis on guitar, Sahin Dagdelen on violin and Lilia Vassiliadou on the piano. It will be conducted by metropolian and talanted dr. Ursula Vryzaki, as mentioned above. The themes of the songs singed will be about love and companionship.