Greek Orthodox choir from Denver to perform at Portland churches

The Cathedral Choir of the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver, Colorado plans a concert tour this October with two stops at Portland-area Greek Orthodox churches.

The choir, under the direction of Dr. James N. Maniatis, has travelled more than 25,000 miles across the United States and internationally to offer over 100 concerts of Greek Orthodox hymns, Byzantine chant, Greek folk songs, and sacred choral music.

Two concerts in the Portland area are open to the public. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door with proceeds benefiting the local Greek Orthodox parishes.

Concert: Friday 14 October 2011, 7:00 PM
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3131 NE Gilsan Street, Portland OR 97232
Rev. Fr. Jordan Brown – Presiding Priest, (503) 234-0468

Concert: Saturday 15 October 2011, 7:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
14485 SW Walker Road, Beaverton OR 97006
Rev. Fr. Theodore Dorrance – Presiding Priest, (503) 644-7444

Additionally, the choir will sing hymns and responses during normal Sunday (16 October) church services at Holy Trinity Cathedral. Again, the public is invited. Orthros (matins) begin at 9:00 AM and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom will commence at 10:00 AM.

The Cathedral Choir of Denver has, for over forty years, maintained the tradition of presenting musical programs to the Denver community. Over time, the parish has expanded its music ministry to travel throughout the United States to promote fellowship and showcase the talent of our Greek-American composers. In 1993, the choir represented the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in a summer tour of Greece. The choir performed a concert tour of Toronto, Canada in 2008. The choir has produced three recordings, appeared on television, and recorded multi-media production backdrops for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Orthodox music selected for the Portland concert program is representative of the entire Greek Orthodox liturgical cycle.

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