Afis MCB 2020En siteDear participants in the 13th edition of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant from Iași,

For the proper unfolding of the event, we’d like to restate our request that you should download and install the ZOOM app. (available at and on Google Play) on your devices (laptop, PC, notebook or mobile phone).

Dear participants in the 13th edition of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant,

We are happy to provide the study material proposed by Mr. Panagiotis Neochoritis, to be explored together.

More precisely, we shall work on the well-known Πανδέκτη, published in four volumes in Constantinople by Ioannis Lampadarios ans Stephanos Domestikos from the Great Church of Christ, between 1850 and 1851.

Mr. Neochoritis’ proposal for this edition is to focus on volume IV (Mathimata of the Holy Liturgy) and especially on the cherubim hymns (pages 59-431). You can download the bilingual bookmarked pdf here.

mcb2020 afis prescurtare„Indeed, psaltic music is not only prayer but also art,
but in order to understand it as art, in the proper spirit,
you must seek prayer first.”
(Panagiotis Neochotiris)

sorin mihalacheThe Masterclass of Byzantine Chant in Iasi will bring to the attention of its attendees a topical approach to the musical phenomenon, in the light of the latest discoveries of neurosciences that stand as a contemporary testimony for the high wisdom of philokalic reflections.

maria alexandru 0The brand name of the Masterclass of Byzantine Chant in Iași was largely formed thanks to the direct and tireless involvement of the researcher and associate professor Maria Alexandru, PhD (“Aristotelis” University of Thessaloniki).

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Courses will be given by:

     Archon Protopsaltis Panagiotis Neochoritis (Constantinople)

     Assoc. Prof. Maria Alexandru, PhD (“Aristotelis” University of Thessaloniki)

     Soprano Mihaela Grăjdeanu (Romanian National Opera, Iași)

     Assist. Lect. Adrian Sîrbu, PhD Cand. (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

Conferences will be given by:

    Archdeac. Lect. Sorin Mihalache, PhD (“Dumitru Stăniloae” Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iași)

     Archdeac. Răzvan Constantin Ștefan (Orthodox Theological Seminary Bucharest)    

     Assoc. Prof. Irina Zamfira Dănilă, PhD (“G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași)

     Researcher monk Filotheu Bălan (Petru-Vodă Monastery)

      Musical Paleography Team of ”Aristotelis” University, Thessaloniki

     Religious Music Specialization of “G. Enescu” Arts University, Iași 

panaghiotis neochoritis mcb15 siteThe special guest who honors us for the fourth time with his presence in the greatest event dedicated exclusively to Psaltic Art in Romania is Master Panagiotis Neochoritis, Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople).

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