Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lycurgus Angelopoulos has died

The "ultimate Hail"  the chanter Lycurgus Angelopoulos (photo)
Pray for the soul of the greatest exponent and teacher of Greek chant Lycurgus Angelopoulos, his funeral took place in Athens today at the Cathedral he served for many year. Rest Eternal grant to him O Lord.
In 1994 the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew awarded him elevated to the rank of Lord Cantor of Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople. He was also honored by the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Church of Finland, and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece had awarded him the appreciation and the Gold Cross of the Apostle Paul (2006). president of the Greek Republic Konstantinos Stephanopoulos awarded him the 2004 the honors of the Silver Cross of the Order of the Phoenix. 
Having just written on Western Chant it is worth remembering the East, at least in Greek world, the Russian style is quite different, has a far more 'manly' sound championed by Angelopoulos, it is the open throat and strong rhythm.

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