The National Metropolitan Choir of Australia made its first public appearance on Sunday, March 14, at the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney’s costume exhibition held at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah.
The amazing exhibition features traditional costumes from all around Greece, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution.
Many of the costumes were donated by the local Greek community.
Needless to say, attendees were stunned and amazed by everything.
In attendance was Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis, Father Kyriakos and Father Dimitris, Press Counsellor at the Public Diplomacy Office of the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, Konstantinos Giannakodimos, President of the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney, Liana Vertzayias, as well as other members of the Greek community.
The Greek and Australian National Anthems were recited by the National Metropolitan Choir of Australia, led by musical director Themos Mexis.
The costume exhibition will be at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah for the next 10 weeks.
- Saturday between 1pm-3pm
- Sunday 11pm-1pm
- Monday to Friday by appointment
Greek composer and conductor, Themos Mexis, has been appointed Musical Director of the new National Metropolitan Choir of Australia, formed under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
The choir will perform in Constantinople in 2021, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the enthronement of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It is hoped the event will be held in the wonderful Hagia Eirene.
Themos Mexis, with the support of Father Steven Scoutas, invite anyone interested in joining the choir to complete an online application form.
All interested men and women, above the age of 18-years-old, are encouraged to apply.
All that is required is a love of singing in a choir. No previous experience is necessary nor is the ability to read Greek or music.
For further information, please contact Ellie Mexis on 0404 378 745 or Father Scoutas on 0417 771 113.