The Music of the Greeks Ceremony at Cairo Opera House
National Bank of Greece–Egypt (NBG) is always keen to strengthen the Greek - Egyptian relations and to support the cultural ties between the two countries. From this perspective، NBG-Egypt was the Gold Sponsor of "THE MUSIC OF THE GREEKS" concert, which was held on 23rd May, 2016 at Cairo Opera House, Gomhoureya Theater.
The ceremony was organized by the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo, celebrating its 13th anniversary and two years of the School of Byzantine Music in Cairo.
The concert was held under the auspices of the Greek Embassy in Cairo and the Greek Community of Cairo, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
The “CANON” Orchestra of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens along with the famous singer “SOFIA MANOU” performed great pieces of Greek music and songs that amused and delighted the audience. They created a warm atmosphere that invited the audience to partake in the performed intimate music. The applause of the audience roused the students of the School of Byzantine Music in Cairo, who performed traditional dances in the accompaniment of the orchestra, giving a unique touch to the whole event.
The event was attended by the Alt. Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Greece Mrs. “ELENA KOUNTOURA”, the General Secretary of Tourism of Greece and Egypt, the Ambassadors of Greece Mr. “CHRISTODOULOS LAZARIS”, the Ambassadors of Cyprus Mr. “HARRY MORITSIS”, the Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo Metropolitan Memphis Mr. “NICODEMUS”, the President of the Greek Community of Cairo Mr. “CHRIS CROTCH”, and Mr. “GEORGE SOCHOS” the Country Manager of National Bank of Greece – Egypt and many Greek and Egyptian businessmen.