Open call to participate in the Intercultural Choir of the Greek National Opera
The Learning & Participation Department of the Greek National Opera issues an open call for permanent or temporary residents of Athens, professional and amateur musicians from every community in the city, to become members of the Greek National Opera Intercultural Choir. For one more year, the members of a diverse group of Athenians will join their voices, bringing together different traditions and highlighting the immediacy and power of singing and music.
Over the past seven years, the Intercultural Choir has had members from Slovakia, Tanzania, New Guiney, Ukraine, Cameroon, Syria, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Iran, Kenya, Kongo, Iraq and Greece.
The Choir’s constantly expanding repertoire consists of songs from the countries of origin of its members and beyond!
In this new educational cycle and under the direction of Anna Linardou, along with the expansion of its standard repertoire, the Intercultural Choir will attempt to explore voice beyond just singing, its relationship with the body, movement and improvisation, through works of contemporary composers. In this context, we invite new members, eager to sing and explore the new music, to join our forces. The selection of the new members will be made on the basis of the intention to bring out the Choir’s intercultural character and ensure a balanced representation of all age and voice groups.
The Intercultural Choir has given concerts on the GNO Alternative Stage in the SNFCC, on various squares in Athens, at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport, and as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Summer Nostos Festival. It has also collaborated with the International Choir of the Göteborg Opera under the direction of composer Trevor Grahl, performing his works. For the Intercultural Choir’s new season, the GNO Learning & Participation Department is planning new collaborations, as well as a concert outside Athens. The Choir’s rehearsals are held on a weekly basis at the Greek National Opera, in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Applications for participating in the Choir can be submitted exclusively via the form you will find here:https://forms.office.com/r/FNwmkRmdHM
Please note that all applicants need to upload a video or audio file with a short excerpt of a song of their choice.
Those interested in applying are requested to fill in and send the application form by Sunday 18 September 2022.
Choir Mistress: Anna Linardou
Assistant to the Choir Mistress / Piano Accompanist: Dimitra Kokkinopoulou
Rehearsal schedule (day & time): Mondays, 18.30-20.00
Start of rehearsals: Monday 26 September 2022
Place of rehearsals: GNO Chorus Rehearsal Hall, SNFCC
Minimum age for participation: 18 years
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