Students of 3B class organized a Greek recital soiree as a part of a project assignment on January 30th 2024 at The Diocesan Classical Gymnasium. We had the honour of hosting the Greek ambassador to Slovenia Mr. Argyrios Makris. The director of St. Stanislav’s Institution Mr. Anton Česen also attended the event.

We had the pleasure of listening to excellent recitations of Greek and Slovene poems, in both Greek and Slovene language. The selection of poems for the occasion was excellent and the entire event was deeply moving and emotional. The house was full, the audience obviously enjoyed the recital. In addition to reciting poems, the program was enriched by students playing musical instruments. We listened to some Greek songs played on the piano and the violin, but it was the guitar performance that truly introduced the Greek vibe. If you closed your eyes, you could actually imagine yourself lying under an olive tree on a Greek coast.

After the recital, the students treated us to some exquisite homemade Greek desserts. Following Greek tradition,  a special pie was traditionally cut on a New Year’s Day, and we wished each other all the best for the remainder of the year. The audience agreed the recital was truly something special, definitely to be repeated. /Jurij Matija Lisec, year 3/