Annual Event Dedicated to Books

The major, annual event, this year dedicated to Books as a vital element to the College’s long-standing intellectual and cultural tradition, was held on May 8, 2019.


The program included greeting addresses by Nikos Tsavliris, Chairman of the HAEF BoD, and Richard Jackson, College President, as well as speeches by the winners of the Delta Oratory Competitions (Ariana-Christina Linara, Psychico College High School and Evaggelia Tsakali, Athens College High School) and by the winners of the Howland Oratory Competition (Aggeliki Michaolopoulou, Athens College High School and Ariana-Christina Linara, Psychico College High School).


The event’s artistic program – designed and presented by alumnus Dimitris Karamanos – included:

  • Classical pieces belonging to George Frideric Handel [ “Xerxes” - Largo - Ombra mai fu ] and Ralph Vaughan Williams [ “Prelude 49th Parallel” ], with College Conservatory Director, Dimitris Papagiannakis (violin), Conservatory teachers, Froso Glytsou (cello), Giannis Romanos (viola), College Music teachers, Dimitris Mousouras (violin), Sotiris Dimitriadis (piano), and with student Alexandra Zoupano (harp).
  • Three songs performed by the College Student Choir, selected from scores included in the College’s music manual from the decade of the 30s through the start of the 80s (teachers: Eleftheria Voriia, Maria Komisopoulou and Stefanos Tsokakis)
  • Three folk dances from Crete, Epirus and Kalamata (teacher: Kiki Foti)
  • Concert by College “Music Company 96”, with songs dedicated to members of the Company who, for various reasons, were unable to participate in this year’s event.

They also dedicated songs to the class of 1969 who this year celebrate their 50th anniversary since graduation, as well as to the Director of the Theater, Margarita Sotiriou, who over the past 25 years has contributed decisively to HAEF’s provision of cultural activities both in-house and to the wider community, and for her overall, multi-faceted contribution to College life.