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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496819703

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001

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Harilaos Papapostolou (1932–1998)

Harilaos Papapostolou (1932–1998)

—National Endowment for the Arts

Chapter:
(p.421) Harilaos Papapostolou (1932–1998)
Source:
Greek Music in America
Author(s):
Tina Bucuvalas
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0034

In Agrinion, Greece, HarilaosPapapostolou apprenticed with a traditional psaltis, or chanter, at age five, and mastered the enormous repertoire that composed the liturgical cycle. He became the head chanter of the cathedral, founded and directed a musical conservatory, and directed performances of sacred and secular music on radio and in public concerts. In the mid-1960s, he became head chanter at St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, D.C., where he remained for 32 years. In the U.S., Papapostolou played a large part in the revival of Byzantine chant, which is rooted in the music of medieval Byzantium, taught dozens of apprentices and offered public demonstrations. He received a National Heritage Fellowship in 1998.

Keywords:   Greek Orthodox, Sacred music, Liturgical music, Greek diaspora, National Heritage Fellowship

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