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Concert Commemorating Cyprus in the Greek Revolution, June 26

MARIETTA, GA – Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church and Friends of Cyprus present Here’s to the Heroes, a Cyprus New York Production, a free event on Saturday, June 26, 1 PM EDT, commemorating the bicentennial of 1821 and Cyprus in the Greek War of Independence.

The concert features tenor Demetris Michael and Artistic & Musical Director Phyto Stratis with violinist Nicholas Athanasatos as the guest artist. Stratis noted on Facebook that “it was an honor to be personally invited by His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zelon and Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou for Cyprus New York Productions Inc. to organize this event at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.” 

“The event will mark the premier of my song ‘July 9th’ after the poem by celebrated Cypriot poet Vassilis Michaelides, sung by amazing tenor and cantor Demetris Michael,” Stratis said.

The event takes place at the Parish Life Center at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road in Marietta, GA.

More information is available by phone: 404-414-0778.

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