Sinaia hosts Greek-Romanian Choir Festival

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For the second consecutive year, Sinaia, the best-known mountain resort in Prahova Valley, has been selected to host a special festival organised in March to mark the National Day of Greece.

To mark the national day of Greece, which is celebrated on March 25, the second edition of the Romanian-Greek Choir Festival will take place in Sinaia, Prahova County, on 23 March 2018. The event will start at 7 p.m., at the Sinaia Casino, and will feature songs interpreted by the members of three choirs that came from Greece particularly for this event, and the members of one Romanian choir. Concretely, we are talking about the ‘Nea Effessou & Leptokarias’ Choir, director Boras Panagiotis, the ‘Afiton’ Choir, director Fostiropoulos Konstantinos, and the ‘Aphion’ Choir, director Aggouridis Kostas, all three from Greece; and the ‘Dionysos’ Choir, director Dick Doscas, of the Brasov branch of the Greek Union in Romania.

It must be said that Sinaia is not the only town in Prahova where events meant to outline the friendship between the Romanian and the Greek peoples will be organised. Since the Greek Community in Prahova is one of the most active in Romania, considering that House lawmaker Dragos Gabriel Zisopol, representative of Prahova, is also the President of the Greek Union in Romania, one can say it has become almost a tradition for this county to host shows and cultural events dedicated to the National Day of Greece.

Thus, also on Friday, March 23, the ‘Nicolae Grigorescu’ National College in Campina will host a special festivity to celebrate the National Day of Greece, its schedule including the piano rendition of the anthem of Greece, presentations on the significance of the National Day of Greece, exhibitions of graphic art, painting and handicraft, as well as the presentation of literary works on the topic ‘The Greece from my heart.’

At the same time, on Saturday, March 17, the Greek Community of Prahova organised a special cultural event, also dedicated to the National Day of Greece, its partners being the ‘Paul Constantinescu’ Philharmonic of Ploiesti and the Romanian Public Broadcaster (TVR1). The event started with a Quilling and Origami 3D exhibition, from which Greece’s national flag was not absent, and continued with a music and dance show featuring the Greek dance ensembles of the Greek Union in Romania, namely ‘Kymata’ and ‘Hara’ from Ploiesti, ‘Asteria’ from Bucharest, and ‘Ilios’ from Targoviste, as well as the ‘Bosilce’ folk dance ensemble of the ‘Zaedno’ Association of Bulgarians in Targoviste. Live music was provided by the ‘Paul Constantinescu’ Philharmonic of Ploiesti.