On the night of the same day, a musical event was held in the grounds of the Patriarchal Mansion by the distinguished composer Mrs Evanthia Reboutsika, with participation by Mr. Panos Dimitrakopoulos, a master on the kanun.

     Mrs Reboutsika presented well-known melodies ending with the song “Alexandria” with verses by the renowned Alexandrian lyricist Mr. Aris Davarakis, which was sung by the entire audience.

     Bringing the event to a conclusion, His Beatitude expressed heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. Reboutsika, to whom he awarded the Gold Lion of St Mark.

     The musical event was attended by His Excellency the former Minister Mr Andreas Zaimis, the Honourable Consul General of Greece in Alexandria Mr. Christos Kapodistrias, the President of SAE Mr Stephanos Tamvakis, The Chairman of OPAP Mr. Ioannis Spanoudakis, the Chairman of the Hellenic Community of Alexandria Mr. Ioannis Siokas, representatives of Hellenic  and Arabic Speaking societies and associations of the Great City and many lay people, both Greeks and Egyptians.