Greek lyricist and singer Dionysis Savvopoulos, who has recently celebrated 50 years in the music business, will once again be in a festive mood when he performs this week in Nicosia to help celebrate 55 years of The Grammar School Nicosia.
The school is well-known for putting on cultural events and will celebrate its 55th anniversary by singing with Savvopoulos. More than 220 students from the school will perform for over an hour on Thursday and Friday. Together with Savvopoulos, an orchestra and a dance group, both performances will go on a journey of some of Savvopoulos’ most-loved songs.
Savvopoulos started out in the music world half a century ago with his debut album To Fortigo (The Truck). But before he really found his calling, he started studying law. Maybe it was his dabbling in law that led him to realise that through songs he could reach more people with his political messages. Maybe he timing was also right as he quickly became associated with the Greek New Wave. A bit of everything contributed to brining the singer to where he is today and his ability to inspire new generations.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Cyprus Red Cross Christmas Package.
Dionysis Savvopoulos and The Grammar School Nicosia
Performance by students from the School and the Greek singer. December 14-15. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. 8pm. €15. Tel: 22-470407