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Nights of Orthodox music

As part of the exhibition 'EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World', Greek and Russian Orthodox choral music nights will be hosted at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

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The Singers of the Black Book will be joined by Melbourne-based choir Damask to present a selection of music from the Greek and Russian Orthodox Church.

30 October 2014

Accompanying the rich tradition of Eastern Orthodox spirituality and imagery celebrated at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with the recently opened exhibition of religious icons, nights of Greek and Russian Orthodox choral music will be hosted in the Victorian town.

To celebrate the 'EIKON' exhibition, Ballarat-based vocal ensemble VOX will tonight present an evening of choral masterpieces of the Russian Orthodox church, Windows on Heaven: Russian choral masterpieces, ranging from sonorous Znameny chants from the 12th century to joyful classical choral concertos and rich and powerful works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

On Saturday 25 October, an event entitled Prayers of Angelic Praise will be hosted at 2.30 pm at Oddie Gallery. Ballarat-based male voice chant group The Singers of the Black Book will be joined by Melbourne-based choir Damask to present a selection of music from the Greek and Russian Orthodox Church.

To purchase tickets, contact the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The exhibition 'EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World' is on till Monday 26 January 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat. For more information visit www.artgalleryofballarat

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