Australian Hellenic Choir announces new musical director Leon Vitogiannis

Australian Hellenic Choir announces new musical director

Australian Hellenic Choir announces new musical director

The Australian Hellenic Choir recently announced the appointment of Leon Vitogiannis as the Choir’s new Musical Director and Conductor.

He will be taking the Choir to several concerts planned for 2021 and beyond.

“Leon is an exciting appointment for the Choir as it works on its repertoire, and on several performances in 2021 and beyond,” Founder and President of the Choir, Mr James Tsolakis said.

Leon is an established classical vocalist and conductor based in Sydney. He has appeared with a number of orchestras and Choirs, and as an Adjunct artist with Pacific Opera in 2019.

He recently graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, having studied conducting under the well-known Mr George Ellis and Mr John Lynch.

Leon also has an excellent knowledge base of Greek music.

Australian Hellenic Choir announces new musical director

The Australian Hellenic Choir is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual group formed to bring the best music of the world to Australian and Greek audiences.

“He brings a whole new dimension and energy to the Choir, which has been working on attracting younger singers keen to perform. Now with over 50 members, the Choir has become a valuable resource for the entire Greek Community” Mr Tsolakis added.

The Australian Hellenic Choir is preparing for 2 new concerts for 2021:
  • At the end of May, the Choir will perform a concert that celebrates the music of the late Yiannis Poulopoulos, with songs written by Theordorakis, Hadjidakis and Plessas.
  • In November 2021, the Choir will perform a major concert in honour of the 200 Years of Liberation entitled “The Australian Hellenic Choir & Friends – Liberation 1821.” With over 80 singers on stage, this will be a concert not to be missed.

“Our vision is to support performers and events and to perform in our own right and bring people together in song.”

For more information about the Australian Hellenic Choir or events, please email [email protected]

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GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.