Costas Angelidis has been a friend of mine for almost 30 years. I was on his left at St Eustathius. We went our separate ways artistically, but deep in my soul my love for him, but above all my admiration for his character has remained.
From his early years, he has been marked by his gentleness and his devotion to the study of Byzantine church music.
His relation with music after years of study and of constant explorations of the various trends in expression which give Byzantine music its beauty, as well as his training in theory, have made it possible for him, together with his associates, to make an important contribution of knowledge and inspiration.
The ‘TROPOS’ Byzantine Choir is a choir with high artistic standards.
I have listened to their recordings and the concerts they have given with great satisfaction.
The basic characteristic of the ‘TROPOS’ Choir is that it registers a comprehensive proposal which respects the distillation of research as that has been set down with the passage of time with increasing clarity, and at the same time gives to the listener who is a friend of Byzantine music the pleasure which he seeks, thanks to the melodious chants and the absolutely disciplined whole.
My wish for the members of ‘TROPOS’ is that they will always have the joy of working in this way and bringing us the fruits of their knowledge and talent.