Photo Album & Video: Michalis Hatzigiannis Visits Our School – Sings With School Choir

Michalis Hatzigiannis, one of the most successful Greek-Cypriot recording artists of the decade, was in Montreal, for a concert, part of his North American Tour.

During his stay in Montreal Hatzigiannis had the opportunity to visit a few of HCGM’s École Socrates-Démosthène campuses, meet with our students, sing with them and answer to their questions.

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the day started off with a visit to Campus II, where he was greeted by the school’s General Director Chris Adamopoulos and Campus Principal Georgia Tsakalis. He met with the students and rehearsed with the school’s choir with choirmaster Dimitri Ilias to prepare for their special guest appearance at his concert, the following day at Embassy Plaza.

Later on, Michalis Hatzigiannis, who has more than 30 music certifications and numerous awards, visited Campus V, in Laval, where he was greeted by the Principal Ghislaine Langlois, the teachers and the students in the gym. They all sang together “Heria Psila” (Χέρια ψηλά), “To Kalokairi Mou” (Το καλοκαίρι μου).  Hatzigiannis was offered a surprise gift, a Canadiens jersey, with his name stamped on it and “05”, which represents the campuses code number. Upon the receipt of the gift, Hatzigiannis, who was thrilled by our students’ skills and Greek knowledge, revealed that he thought “05” was representing the date of his birthday. He was born on November 05.

Along with singers Melina Makri and Thanasis Alevras, his back-up vocalists, who accompanied him throughout his school visits, ended up at Campus Démosthène. They were greeted by the Campus Principle Chris Katiforis, the teachers and the students. At Démosthène it was all about the dancing and singing. Hatzigiannis and his fellow singers sang a few of their hits for their young audience and in return the students danced to their songs.

“Heria Psila” (Put Your Hands Up) Michalis Hatzigianni!!!

We would like to thank concert promoter George Papadakos for making it all possible, and Harry Babaroutsis for the stunning pictures.