Gwalia singers from Wales in Greece
5-12 October 2022
Male Choir Gwalia Singers from Swansea of Wales has been in Greece 5-12 October.
Wales is a region of Greate Britain with a great tradition of male choirs. Songs are part of the national identity. Wales is often referred to as “The land of singing”.
The choir participated in the opening of the 3rd International Agrinio Choral Festival. In addition, choir has participated in the events for 451 years after Lepanto battle in Nafpaktos and in the choral meeting in Mesologgi.
- Participation in the Music Concert for 451 years of Lepanto Battle in Nafpaktos.
Thursday 6 October 2022
Concert in the old harbour. In the event the following ensembles took part:
- String Quartette of Municipal Conservatoire of Ioannina
- Mixed Choir of Nafpaktos, Conductor: Eleni Papadopoulou Aravantinou
- Gwalia Singers from Wales, Conductor: Mathew Ian Sims
In the end of the concert both choir sang together the greek song “Arnini” composed by Mikis Theodorakis (poem of Nobel prized greek poet Giorgos Seferis).
You can see the full concert here
- Participation in the 3rd International Agrinio Choral Festival
Friday 7 October 2022
The choir has participated in the opening of the 3rd International Agrinio Choral Festival. In the festival 33 choirs and 963 chorists from 5 choirs participated. Artistic Director of the festival: Chrysa Tasolamprou.
Before the concert, the choir had a guided tour in the city of Agrinio by members of the festival organising commitee. Agrinio has a great industrial part.
- Choral Meeting in Mesologgi
Sunday 9 October 2022
The concert took place in the Concert Hall of the Regional Governance. It was organised by Mesologgi Municipality, the Cultural Council of Mesologgi Municipality and the local council.
Participants of the concert
- Choir of Mesologgi Cultural Center, Conductor: Spyros Cholevas
- Gwalia Singers from Wales, Conductor Mathew Ian Sims
In addition the choir has a guided tour in the lagoon, the garden of the heros and in Lord Byron Museum.
You can see moments of the event here
About the choir
Conductor: Mathew Ioan Sims