College Celebrates 200 Years of “Silent Night”

A brilliant musical evening, titled “Silent Night. Holy Night: An Austrian Christmas Carol Goes to Europe and Around the World,” was held on December 13th at the College Theater in Psychico. Organized by the College in collaboration with the Embassy of Austria to Greece and the Association of Greek Students in Austria (SEFA), the event was dedicated to the 200th anniversary since this beloved Christmas carol first rang out.

 

Mr. Nikos Tsavliris, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (Athens College-Psychico College), offered a welcoming greeting, as did Mr. Richard Jackson, College President, Ms. Martina Hermann, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Austria to Greece, and Mr. Konstantinos Katsikas, President of SEFA.

 

College students spoke about the “Spirit of Silent Night” in Greek, German and English.

 

Mr. Stefanos Tsokakis, Head of the Music Department at HAEF, presented the evening’s program which included interpretations by College music teachers of Austrian composers’ (Czerny, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert) works.  

The choirs of Athens College-Psychico College and Moraitis School sang Christmas carols and together closed the night by presenting “Stille Nacht - Silent Night - Άγια Νύχτα” in those three languages: German, English and Greek.