Archbishop Makarios to join Greek community for Yiannis Kotsiras Concert

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Internationally renowned Greek Australian Soprano Penny Pavlakis met today with his Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia and invited him on behalf of the promoters to join the Greek community and share in the musical experience of the upcoming concert by Yiannis Kotsiras.

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Pavlakis herself has worked with such luminaries as Dame Joan Sutherland, Baz Luhrmann, Irish/Norwegian Eurovision winners Secret Garden, and maestro Tommy Tycho among others, with performances all over America, Europe, Asia and Australia with the biggest names.

"We are honoured to meet with his Eminence and to invite him to share with the rest of the Greek community, the wonderful music of one of Greece's brightest stars, Yiannis Kotsiras. It is an honour to have his Eminence share in this important cultural experience," said Pavlakis.

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Wayne Kalil, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios and Penny Pavlakis

Giant Entertainment Group have secured the biggest Greek entertainers with confirmed contracts for Australian shows, kicking off with Yiannis Kotsiras next month,  followed by Stelios Dionisiou, Natasa Theodoridou, Pyx Lax, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Thanasis Polykandriotis while negotiations are underway with the legendary George Dalaras.

After captivating the world at the opening of the 2004 Athens Olympics with the worldwide hit “Pass The Flame” then following it up with three of the bestselling CDs over the past 20 years, with hit after hit and world tours in major venues, Australian audiences will have this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Kotsiras and his entire band from Greece at two of the most iconic theatres in Australia; The State Theatre in Sydney and The Palais Theatre in Melbourne.

Sydney State Theatre 5th March
Adelaide Thebarton Theatre 9th March
Melbourne Palais Theatre 12th March
Darwin Entertainment Centre 16th March
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Kotsiras will be performing all of the hits from his vast repertoire as well as tributes to some of the greatest composers whose works have stood the test of time and left a mark in our hearts and souls. The popular and highly regarded Greek singer and composer, will also perform newer songs from his recent worldwide hit album “Look Around You”.

With over 30 years in entertainment promotions and productions in Australia and abroad, predominantly touring international and national acts, Giant Entertainment has been seduced by the artistry and music of Greek artists, so much so that it has now committed to promoting Greek music in Australia and beyond.

“We produce over 100 shows a year from all over the world but Greek music is the one that gets into my soul. Greek artists bring with them 5,000 years of history and pathos in their musical journey and presentation,”  said Wayne Kalil for Giant Entertainment.