PRLog - Oct. 25, 2012 - ASTORIA, N.Y. -- Greek tenor & international recording artist Mario Frangoulis
ALMA Bank Concert- Voices of Greece
Greek superstar Alkistis Protopsalti
& Greek-French singer George Perris
For a new initiative of ALMA Bank
To help children & families in Greece
NEW YORK -- Greek tenor and international recording artist Mario Frangoulis teams up with his long time friend and mega stage talent Alkistis Protopsalti and up-and-coming Greek-French singer George Perris for a one-time charity event – a new initiative of ALMA Bank – to raise funds for children in need in Greece on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 7 P.M.
ALMA Bank in a generous gesture of philanthropy, reached out to Protopsalti, Frangoulis and Perris ― artists of Greek descent ― and partnered with them to bring a message of love and support to children and families in Greece truly in need during these difficult economic times.
Greek superstar Alkistis Protopsalti will bring her unforgettable stage talent to the historic New York Presbyterian Church, (43-01 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY) adding her energy and commitment to this unique concert event. She has 26 albums to her name (most of them gold or platinum), and has appeared in thousands of performances over a 35+ year career. Her explosive, dynamic and tender performances captivate and imbue audiences with a powerful Mediterranean touch. Protopsalti is known for supporting charity causes inside Greece that are grassroots and provide support and services to those most in need.
Mario Frangoulis, acclaimed Greek tenor and humanitarian, has just completed 30 concerts in Greece on a summer tour called With Open Wings where he presented an all-Greek program and traveled to every corner of the challenged country to engage, inspire, and bring hope to his audiences — reminding them of the great music, culture, poetry, and legacy Greece has to offer ― and asking them to reach out to each other during this time of need, to rekindle the Greek spirit. Frangoulis is known for his humanitarian work with the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in the United States, and the World Centers of Compassion for Children International in Europe – he is especially committed to children in need.
George Perris, an emerging international Greek-French singer who has received significant attention over the last 3 years from artists such as Lara Fabian, and composer Stephan Moccio, sings in 6 languages. He has traveled the world touring with Mario Frangoulis and has performed with Alkistis Protopsalti on many occasions. He, also is committed to philanthropic causes, and is thrilled to be joining two of his musical mentors on stage for this unique event.
ALMA Bank is a full service commercial bank with strong Greek roots. It was established by Greek Americans and is close to the community, supporting the promotion and protection of the Greek language and culture. The bank is embarking on this new philanthropic initiative to be close to people ― especially children in need ― in Greece, during these difficult economic times. As Mr. Stogioglou, Senior Vice President of Marketing and PR said, “ALMA bank has strong roots in the Greek American community. All proceeds from the concert event will go to two causes for children in Greece: Floga and To Hamogelo Tou Paidiou – two great organizations, chosen by the artists, that have strong track records of truly helping families. Even though we are separated from Greece by an ocean, we are still all part of the same family. At ALMA, we are grateful to Alkistis Protopsalti, Mario Frangoulis and George Perris for lending us their powerful voices so that the children of Greece can be heard.”
The concert will be held at the New York Presbyterian Church, which is located at 43-01 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY. For additional ticket information and purchase locations visit http://www.almabankconcert.com and join the discussion at #voicesofgreece (https://twitter.com/