“Musica Sacra” Choir


The “Musica Sacra” Choir was founded in 2008 by organist Christos Paraskevopoulos with a view to performing sacred choir music from all eras. In its repertoire, the choir includes composers such as Croce, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Bach, Handel, Gounod, Liszt, and Faure and is constantly expanding its horizons by rehearsing on new works. Its members are either professionals or amateurs in vocal music who also play musical instruments. The choir performed at the Athens Concert Hall in 2011 at a concert commemorating 200 years from the death of Franz Liszt. Notable performances by the “Musica Sacra” Choir have been given at: the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral during the Organ & Music Festival Rhodes and the Terra Sancta Organ Festival; the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Chalkidiki; the Church of the Holy Archangels in Kalamata during the 20th Choir Meeting of Liturgical Music; at the Holy Churches of St. Alexander, Paleo Faliro, and St. George, Alimos; at the Malliaropoulio Theater of Tripoli during the 19th Conference of the Hellenic Choirs Association; at the “Filippos Nakas” Concert Hall; at the “Philadelphia” Hellenic-Germanic Association; at the German Evangelical Church of Athens; at the 1st Greek Evangelical Church of Athens; and at the Catholic Church of St. Paul in Piraeus. The choir usually performs a capella or is accompanied by organ music depending on the form of the musical presentation.