The Australian Hellenic Choir appoints new Musical Director, Leon Vitogiannis

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Leon Vitogiannis has been appointed the Australian Hellenic Choir Inc.’s new Musical Director and Conductor.

Mr Vitogiannis, who is an established classical vocalist and conductor based in Sydney, will be taking the Choir to several concerts planned for 2021 and beyond.

“Leon is an exciting appointment for the Choir as it works on its repertoire, and on several performances in 2021 and beyond,” Mr James Tsolakis, Founder and President of the Choir, said.

“He brings a whole new dimension and energy to the Choir, which has been working on attracting younger singers keen to perform. Now with over 50 members, the Choir has become a valuable resource for the entire Greek Community.”

Leon Vitogiannis has been appointed the Australian Hellenic Choir Inc.’s new Musical Director and Conductor.

Mr Vitogiannis has appeared with a number of orchestras and Choirs, and as an Adjunct artist with Pacific Opera in 2019. He recently graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, having studied conducting under the well-known Mr George Ellis and Mr John Lynch. He also has an excellent knowledge of Greek music.

READ MORE: Conductor George Ellis on the ‘musical energy’ he gets from his Greek heritage.

“The Australian Hellenic Choir is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual group formed to bring the best music of the world to Australian and Greek audiences,” Mr Tsolakis said.

“Our vision is to support performers and events and to perform in our own right and bring people together in song.”

The Choir is preparing for two new concerts for 2021. At the end of May, the Choir will perform a concert that celebrates the music of the late Yiannis Poulopoulos, with songs written by Theodorakis, Hadjidakis and Plessas.

In November 2021, the Choir, with over 80 singers on stage, will also perform a major concert in honour of 200 Years of Liberation, entitled ‘The Australian Hellenic Choir & Friends – Liberation 1821.’

For additional information about the Australian Hellenic Choir or its events, membership and auditions, friends of the choir please either email or call the contacts below:

For information about the Choir:
– Mr James Tsolakis, AHC President: M: 0416 060 700
– Ms Despina Lucas, AHC Vice President: M: 0438 289 699
– AHC Email contact: E: ah.choiraust@gmail.com

For Information about Joining the Choir:
– Ms Angela Kehagiadis, Membership M: 0401 382 382

For information about the Friends of the Choir:
– Mr Dimitris Emmanoulidis, Friends of the Choir Ambassador M: 0411 729 076
– Sponsorship or Benefactor Enquires: M: 0416 060 700

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