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Updated: Jul 31, 2020

"The Chorus," a special edition of Reading Greek Tragedy Online focusing on choral passages and performance. Featured performers include Hannah Barrie, Bettina Joy de Guzman, Tim Delap, T. Lynn Mikeska, Evelyn Miller, Paul O'Mahony, and Sara Valentine. Joel Christensen (Brandeis University) and Anna S. Uhlig (University of California, Davis) lead the discussion. Translations of selected texts are by Ian Johnston. Reading Greek Tragedy Online is presented by the Center for Hellenic Studies (, the Kosmos Society (, and Out of Chaos Theatre (

Choral passage selections include:

Antigone parados (Bettina Joy de Guzman)

Agamemnon parados Antigone Ode to Man (Sara Valentine)

Medea 5th stasimon Antigone 5th stasimon (Bettina Joy de Guzman)

Eumenides binding song (T. Lynn Mikesha)

More information about the performers and commentators is at

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Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies, Festival of the Muses. June 19 - 20, 2020 celebrates contemporary re-imaginings of ancient Greek culture. 

Saturday, June 20, 2:00-3:45 pm EST/

11-12:45 PST (California)

I will give a live-streamed performance, immediately followed by a panel discussion on Ancient Greek music! Please join us so you can comment!

Live Streamed on YouTube for

Event information

Bettina Joy de Guzman with Armand D’Angour (Oxford University), Nikos Xanthoulis (Greek National Opera), Angelo Meriani (Università di Salerno; MOISA: The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage), Andromache Karanika (University of California in Irvine), Maria G. Xanthou (Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University), Gregory Nagy (Harvard University), Theodore Koumartzis (Luthieros Music Instruments & Seikilo Museum of Ancient Music), and Sylvain Perrot (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Strasbourg).

Live solo musical performance by Bettina Joy de Guzman, followed by a discussion about ancient Greek music.

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Bettina Joy de Guzman

“Sing Goddess and Queen, Muse” (Ancient Greek Music performance). Paulo Quintela Theatre, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Coimbra University. 5:30-6:30

Plenary Session 3, June 28, Friday. 

As the third and final Plenary Speaker in Celtic Conference in Classics, June 26-29 2019, Bettina Joy de Guzman performs Ancient Greek lyrics she has set to music on reconstructed lyre. The songs, as well as her poem “Lullabye of Thetis” center around the feminine characters of the Trojan War, especially that of Thetis, goddess of the sea, and mother of Achilles.

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