Oratorical Festival

Oratorical Festival

The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival is a longstanding tradition that provides a unique opportunity for our youth both to learn about their faith and to display their talents in the areas of Speech, Essay, Poetry, Iconography and Vocal Solo (new category as of 2019). Those who are successful at their individual parish festivals are invited to participate at the Metropolis Festival each spring.

2022 Oratorical Festival

The 2022 Chicago Metropolis Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical & Fine Arts Festival was held Bright Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9am-2pm at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 70+ people participated in the 39th Annual Oratorical and Fine Arts Festival this year.

The Oratorical Committee members introduced and judged the Speech and Vocal Solo categories on Bright Saturday.  As in previous years, the EssayPoetry and Iconography categories were judged earlier that week.  The Oratorical Committee appreciates everyone’s participation and financial contributions. Thank you for a fantastic event!

The event booklet will be available after the conclusion of the event.

View the 2022 Event Booklet

View the 2022 Parish Information Book

2022 Tips

2022 Topics

2022 Poster

Donation Letter

Donation Submission

The Chicago Metropolis representatives did very well at the National Oratorical Festival in Dallas, Texas over the weekend of June 3-5. Demetra Feradouros (SS Constantine & Helen, Palos Hills, IL) placed second in the Senior Speech Division, and Chris Zouras (Ascension of Our Lord, Lincolnshire, IL) placed first in the Junior Speech Division.



Check out all photos from the 2022 Oratorical Festival HERE.

Contact Information

Metropolis Oratorical Festival Committee

Andrea Tsakopoulos, Co-Chair: (219) 789-4474

Audrey Polite, Co-Chair: (219) 742-7679

Email: oratoricalfestival@gmail.com


2022 Host Parish Information

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Milwaukee, WI)

Sarah Kojis, Chair

Email: info@annunciationwi.org