The Official Choir of the Women in Byzantine Music Worldwide Association “Psaltries” was established in Greece on December 2017, four years after the Association’s foundation, by Nektaria Karantzi, the prominent Greek vocalist of the sacred music who is acclaimed as one of the most important female voices in byzantine chant worldwide.
The “Psaltries” Choir specializes and is devoted to the dissemination and study of Byzantine chanting, highlighting the beauty of the female approach to the Byzantine Hymns.
The choir has performed, under the direction of its choirmaster Nektaria Karantzi, in concerts in Athens and has collaborated with internationally renowned Greek musicians as Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Chronis Aidonides.
PSALTRIES CHOIR EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rehearsals for our official Association’s Choir are held weekly in our artistic home, at the cultural center of St Athanasios in Chalandri, Athens
(Str. Rododafnis 20, Polydroso, Chalandri – Amarousion)
Psaltries choir on ERT TV - Tribute to Nektaria Karantzi
«Η Αυλή των Χρωμάτων» the Greek cultural show on ERT2 with Athena Kampákoglou, on Thursday 13 June 2019 dedicated the entire episode to traditional and Byzantine Music, with special guest, the internationally recognized performer of Byzantine and traditional music, Nektaria Karantzi.
Click here to watch the full episode
MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR
Papakyridou - Faka Isidora
*Mrs Theofano Kalogianni is the Choir’s vocal trainer. “