Past Events

The International AV Festival Event in Greece is one of the most prestigious and long-lived international choral events in the wider area of the Balkans. Since 1988 the festival event has drawn significant attention from choirs originating from all around the world. Each year, close to 1000 visitors, choir members and friends of music visit the Karpenisi to attend the International AV Choral events. Some of the choirs participated over the past few years are listed below.

South Africa: Kwazulu – Natal Youth Choir (2011), Cape Town Youth Choir (2019)

Singapore: Wild Empire (2013)

Phillippines: De La Salle University Chorale – Manila(2013), The Phillippine Folk Singers (2010)

Kenya: Kathydral Crooners Choir – Nairobi (2014)

Norway: Sankta Sunniva Kammerkor – Bergen (2013),

Estonia: Estonian Radio Girls’ Choir (2019)

Latvia: Chamber Choir “Vox Animae” (2019)

Poland: Kantylena Kolegium Nauczycielskiego w Leznie (2000),Chór Pueri et Puellae Cantores Plocenses (2019)

Chezch Republic: Children Choir Radost Praha (2010),

Italy: Mixed Choir “Gottardo Tomat” (1998)

Hungary: Choir “Juventus”, city of Budapest (1998), Choir of the Practical School of the Univeristy of Etves Porant, city of Budapest (1990),

France: Female Choir “Gabriel Faure” (1998),

Germany: Choir Monteverdi (1993)

Israel: Tzlil Ra’anan Singer Group (2019), Kolot Midbar (2018), Nes Kolit – Nes Ziona (2018), Tav B’Yoav Singing Company (2018), Regavim Choir – Tel Aviv (2016), Adult Choir “Ha Kol Yachassi” of Jerusalem (2015), Zemer-Le-Zion Choir (2014), Mor & Kinamom Choir(2014), Shirat Choir (2014), The Renana Choir (2012), The Gane Rave Choir (2012), The Reut Choir (2012), Zelilei Hof (2012), “Shikmim” Choir (2011), “Harmonia Jerusalem” Choir Ramot – Jerusalem (2011), Mixed Folk Choir “Zemer – Lach” – Herzeliya (2011), and others

Bulgaria: Vocal group “The children of Sevlievo” (2019), Female Choir “Vratsa” (2018-2019), Teacher’s Choir Ars Musica (2018), Mixed Chamber choir – Community Center “Razvitie 1869”, Dryanovo-Bulgaria (2015), Mixed Chamber of the Community Center “Razvitie 1869” (2015), Minu Balkanski Choir – Nova Zagora (2014), Ars Musica Choir – Varna (2014), Mixed Choir “Aprilov Palaouzov” – Gabrovo (2011), Mixed Choir “Petko Stainov”(2010), Female Chamber Choir “Tarnovgrad” city of Veliko Tarnovo (2004), Children Choir “Slavena” (2002), Female Choir “Slaveivkov” (2002), Mixed Choir “Slavej” city of Harmanli (2000), Children Choir “Little boys choir” city of Plovdiv (2000), Female Choir Slaveivkov city of Plovdiv (2000), Choir “Efonica” city of Triavna (1998), Children Choir “Bells of Sofia” (1998), Mixed Choir “Gianko Moustakov” city of Zbistov (1998), Room Orchestra “Orfeus”, city of Pernik(1992), Symphony Orchestra city of Razgrant(1991), Chamber Choir of the city of Targovitse (1991), Female Choir “AVLIGA” (1989)

Romania: The TRISON Mixed Choir of Braila (2015, 2018), Male Choir “D.G. Kiriac” (2016, 2008, 2006), Choir “George Dima” (2008), Choir “I.C. Bratianu” (2008), Mixed Choir Corul “Orfeu” city of Curtea de Arges (2006), Mixed Choir Corul Municipal “Pastorala”, city of Foscani Vracea (2006), Mixed Choir”Ioan Cristu Danielesku” city of Ploesti (2004), Mixed Choir “Gaudeamus”, House of Students of Pitesti (2002)

Portugal: Coimbra University Alumni Choir (2009), Mixed Choir Coro Notas Soltas (2000), Choir of the University of Porto (1992)

Cyprus: Choir of the Cultural Association “Anemoessa” of the Metropolitan Church of Saint George in Paralamni (2019), Community Choir “MELODIA” Lympion – Cyprus (2016), Community Choir “MELODIA” Lympion – Cyprus (2016), Municipal Choir of Strovolos (2014), Mixed Choir “Adouloti Kerynia” (2009), ChoirPA. SY. DY., city of Lefkosia (1992)

Greece: Choir “Synchroni Ekfrasi” (2019), Polyphonic Choir of Euboea (2019), Youth Choir “Trofonio” Levadhias (2019), Mixed Choir of the “Athena” Conservatory (2019), Municipal Mixed Choir of Drama (2019), Female Choir of Church Virgin Mary’s Assumption “Eu Choralis” of Thessaloniki (2019), Choir “Orpheus” of Agrinio (2019), Byzantine Folk Choir “Emmelia” of Aghrinio (2019), Mixed traditional choir of Neapoli Voio, (2019), Choir of Western Fthiotida “Andeheses” (2019), Athens Choir Ensemble (2018), Les Vocalistes de Kalamari of Thessaloniki (2018), Music Association of Gytheio (2018), Female Choir of Malesina (2018), Polyfonic Choir of Metropolitan Conservatory of Levadia (2018),  Mixed Choir of the Educational & Progressive Association of Kali Skydras (2018), Choir of Aegio 1933 (2018), Choir of Aravissos (2018), Female Choir of Ambelies Pellas (2018), Mixed Choir of the Music Association “Prophet Elijah” (2018), Mixed Choir of Levadhia “Erkyna” (2017),  Male Choir “Apollonios” (2017), Association of Choir Music Friends EVMOLPOS (2017), Mixed Choir of the Municipality of Metamorfosis (2016), Mixed choir of the Cultural Centre of Workers in ATE – Piraeus Bank (2016), Mixed Choir of Stylida (2016), Traditional choir of ”Katafigi” of the Church of Saint Demetrius (2015), New European Choir of the Women’s Cultural Association “Agapi” – Perea (2015), Youth Choir of Conservatoire of the Holy Metropolis of Veria and Naoussa (2015), Mixed Choir of the Municipality of Almyros (2015), Seniors’ Mixed Choir of the Larisa Municipality (2015), Choir Ensemble “Thamyris” of Itea (2015), Womens’ Choir Malesinas (2015), Mixed Choir of Elassona (2015), Music School of Ilion – Ilion (2014), Childern Choir of Elassona – Elassona (2014), Adult Choir “Antonio Vivaldi” of Karpenissi (2014), Cultural Association “Makedones” Choir (2014), Adult Choir Axion Esti from Paeonia (2014), Male Choir “Proodos” of Atalanti (2014), Adult Choir of the Ionian Union in Fthiotida “Ioannis Kountouris” – Lamia (2014), Friends of Music Union “Armonia” – Kalamata (2014), Choir of the Cultural Union Katafygioton (2014), Music Union of Sparta – Sparta (2014), Association of the Railway Employees of Thessaloniki “Thermaikos”, Mixed Choir of Karpenissi “Antonio Vivaldi”, Music Ensemble of the Public Electricity Company of Greece S.A., Choir of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki , In Canto – Thessaloniki, Choir of the “Emporiki Bank” (2006), Choir of Aliveri (Eyvoias Polyphonic) (2004), , Female Choir Karpenissiou “Orfeus” (1996), Mixed Choir of ΟΤΕ, Athens (1991), Mixed Choir “Armonia of Preveza” (1988), Madrigals of Athens (1988)

Croatia: Ženska klapa TERANKE, Istria (2013),

Serbia: Hor Jevrejske Opstine Hasira – Jewish Community Choir “Hashira” (2015)

FYROM: Chamber Church Choir “St. martyr Pantelejmon”, Veles (2016)

Turkey: Children Choir Eyuboglu Schools (2009),