Christmas Events > In Greece

THESSALONIKI >
Thessaloniki Concert Hall,
25th Martiou & Paralia street, tel 2310 895800.
– Tomorrow: Traditional Christmas carols from Austria and the rest of the world, with the St Florianer Sangerknaben Choir, pianist Matthias Giesen and the Melos Brass ensemble.
– Saturday: The Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, under Nikos Athinaios, will interpret Handel’s “Messiah” with soprano Majella Cullagh, alto Iris Vermillion, tenor Thomas Michael Allen and bass Tamas Bator, in aid of the Hellenic Society for Disabled Children (ELEPAP).

PATRAS >
2006 European Cultural Capital >
For information, call 2610.368.000 or log on to www.patra2006.gr
– Saturday: Children’s Christmas concert, with works by Beethoven and Yiannis Psathas. (8 p.m. at the Art Factory)
– Christmas Eve: Christmas concert with carols and other festive works, by the Melos Brass ensemble and a children’s choir. (7 p.m. at the Art Factory)

ATHENS >
Small Music Theater,
33 Veikou street, Koukaki, tel 210 9245644.
– Tonight: Christmas concert by the Small Music Theater music school. Admission is free.

Alavastro Cafe, 78 Damareos street, Pangrati, tel 210 7560102.
– Christmas Eve: Greek Reggae and ska by Locomondo.

Athens Concert Hall, 1 Kokkali & Vasilissis Sofias avenue, tel 210 7282333.
– Christmas Day & December 27-30: “The Magic Flute:” Mozart’s opera, adapted for children, is staged in Greek with interpreters Haris Andrianos, Antonis Koronaios, Vassiliki Karayianni and Christophoros Staboglis, the Fons Musicalis Choir and the Camerata Orchestra under Alexandre Myrat.
 
– Gloria Theater, 7 Ippocratous street, tel 210 3609400.
Children’s theater play ‘Golden and Silver Christmas Night’
In his fairy tale, Manos Kontoleon sheds a different light upon Christmas Night, with narrations, theater improvisations, music and songs. Adapted and directed by Anna Kontoleon, the production stars Stavroula Thomopoulou and Alkmini Stathatou. On stage Saturday, Sunday and December 26 at noon and December 27-29 at 5 p.m.

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