IBMF Programme

Wednesday - October 2nd 

08:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy

Choral responses offered by:  “Saint Hierarch Iosif Naniescu” Choir of “Dumitru Staniloae” Faculty of Orthodox Theology of Iasi

Venue: The Old Cathedral - The Metropolitan Complex on 16 Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Blvd., Iasi

10:30 a.m.  - IBMF Opening Ceremony

Conference: The Byzantine Hymnography and the Canon

Keynote speaker: Lecturer Evelina Mineva (Greece).

Book Launch: Collection  The Life in Christ. Byzantine Hymnography (6 volumes published in Romanian)

Venue: "Iustin Moisescu”  Festivity Hall - The Metropolitan Complex on 16 Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt Blvd., Iasi

07:00 p.m. - IBMF Opening Concert


"Theotokos” Orthodox Choir (Beirut, Lebanon)

"Saint Ephraim" Male Choir (Budapest, Hungary)

Nektaria Karantzi (Athens, Greece)

 Fr. Alexandru Grigoraș - invited soloist (Romania)

Venue: Hall of "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre

Thursday - October 3rd

10:00 a.m. - Music Workshop

Topic: Old Russian Chants from Notable Manuscripts: about Styles, Music Notations and Singing

Guest:  Natalija Mosyagina (Sankt Petersburg, Russia)

Venue: "Sinaxar Hall", Metropolitan Museum


10:00 a.m. - Workshop by Sergiy Radkevich

Venue: Varlaam the Metropolitan School

07:00 p.m. - Old Russian and Romanian Music Concert Dedicated to the Mother of God


"Righteous Iosif" Choir of Varatic Monastery (Romania)

"Kljuch Razumeniya” Ensemble (Sankt Petersburg, Rusia)

Venue: Metropolitan Cathedral

Friday - October 4th

10:00 a.m. - Music Workshop

Topic: The Specifics of Georgian Polyphony

Guest: Dr. Svimon Jangulashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Venue: "Henri Coanda" Hall of the Palace of Culture

08:00 p.m. - All-Night Vigil

Choral Responses offered by:

"Theotokos" Orthodox Choir (Beirut, Lebanon)

"Byzantion" Academic Choir (Iasi, Romania)

"Chivotul" Psaltic Group (Iasi, Romania)

The All-Night Vigil will consist of the Great Vespers with Litia, followed by Matins and the Divine Liturgy.

Venue: Saint Sava Church

Saturday - October 5th

11:00 a.m. – Music Workshop

Topic: Vocal Coaching in Neo-byzantine Chanting

Guest: Georgios Bilalis (Athens, Grecia)

Venue: "Henri Coanda"  Hall of the Palace of Culture

07:00 p.m. - Concert of Religious and Folk Music of Georgian Tradition

Performers: Patriarchy Choir of Holy Trinity Cathedral (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Venue: Hall of "Mihai Eminescu" University Library of Iasi

Sunday - October 6th

09:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy

Choral reponses offered by:

"Romeiko" Ensemble (Athens, Greece)

"Tronos" Psaltic Group of the Romanian Patriarchy Cathedral (Bucharest, Romania)

At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the Metropolitan Diocese of Moldavia and Bukovina will grant prof. Alexander Lingas the Moldavian Cross, the highest ecclesiastic distinction offered by the Diocese, rewarding his outstanding scientific, teaching and performing activities.

Venue: Metropolitan Cathedral

07:00 p.m. - IBMF Closing Concert


Byzantine Choir of "Chesarie Episcopul" Orthodox Theological Seminar of Buzau (Romania)

"Tronos" Psaltic Group of the Romanian Patriarchy Cathedral (Bucharest, Romania)

"Romeiko" Ensemble (Athens, Greece)

Venue: "Agora" Events Centre


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