Highlights – 2 years of Telesterion!

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We have been blessed with an amazing first 2 years as a band, with lots of fun concerts and our First Album. Some amazing photographers have joined us on the way to capture the beauty.  Many thanks to Sandra Swan (Wild Hunt Photography), Shauna Riley (Aquarius Dreamscapes Photography), Sunnie Larsen, and Katha Dalton.  Here is a look back at the visuals of the last 2 years.

Good Show!

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Thanks to everyone who came out for our show last night at Studio Seven.  It was a lot of fun and our best performance yet.  Enjoy this fan pic, from Katha, and expect more photos to post soon as we get them.  Our next venture?  Into the studio we go!

March 4th Show @ Studio Seven!

Come and see us live! Telesterion’s next show will be on Friday, March 4th, at
Studio Seven in SODO, 110 S Horton St, Seattle, WA 98134.

Join us for an all ages show (bar with ID) at a great venue.
The lineup starts at 7:00 p.m.

Advanced tickets are $10, $15 at the door. BUT, there is a super important reason to buy your tickets in ADVANCE with this link:

http://www.AftonShows.com/Telesterion

Besides saving money, you will be helping us earn our set! Our promoter, Afton, doesn’t charge us anything to set us up with gigs, so long as we can bring our (paying) fans. This show is asking us to sell 25 tickets in advance, so please help out if you plan to join us by buying ahead with the link.

http://www.AftonShows.com/Telesterion

Telesterion, What & Why?

The Telesterion was a great hall in Eleusis in ancient Greece. Telesterion (“Initiation Hall” from Gr. τελείω, to complete, to fulfill, to consecrate, to initiate) was one of the primary centers of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Devoted to Demeter and Persephone, these initiation ceremonies were the most sacred and ancient of all the religious rites celebrated in Greece.

The Rites were a central part of Greek life, thought to have been practiced from c. 1500 BCE to 396 AD, when the Telesterion was destroyed by the Visigoths shortly after Theodosius 1 ordered the closing of the “Pagan” shrines.

Why Telesterion? Well, firstly, it’s a nod to our roots with Eleusyve Productions. Eleusyve has taken a modern rendition of the Rites, as written by Aleister Crowley in 1910, and made a mission of setting them to rock opera format. Over the years since the group began in 2005, a strong core of performers has developed. In 2014, a handful of these decided it would be great fun to play live *all the time*, and Telesterion was born.

Focusing, first, on the most playable of the rock opera tunes, Telesterion has expanded their catalog to include original music written by several of its members, always with a not toward the mystical and sacred, in their spiritual and in their daily expression.