Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

On demand until Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Bon-Pasteur Historic Chapel
100, Sherbrooke East, Montreal
Sherbrooke Subway Station


A musical journey from the Byzantine Empire, with stops at different moments in time: from Syria, when the first Christians in the East sang their songs, to Constantinople, for its Phanariot Greek hymns and chants, as well as its classical Ottoman songs. A wonderful voyage in sound through these neighbouring regions that have given rise to musical traditions as rich as they are varied.



Krathima Mode Ihos A’
Hymne byzantin
Georgios Kris (Istanbul, 1790)

Btoulto yeldat doumoro
Chant syro-maronite (VIIe siècle)

Irak Semai
Ali Ufki (Istanbul, XVIIe siècle)

Chant syro-maronite
(Région de l’Assyrie, VIIe siècle)

Chqal nourono
(Chant Syro-maronite, VIIe siècle)

Chant syro-maronite (VIIe siècle)

Einai ston kosmon – είναι στον κόσμον και αλλά καλλή
Petros Peloponnesios (Chant Phanariote, Istanbul, XVIIIe siècle)

Terrenum Bestenegar Yuruk
Hymne phanariote
Theodoros Fokaeus (Istanbul, 1843)

Sto taxidhi tic zois mou – στο ταξίδι της ζωής μου
Chant Phanariote
Petros Peloponnesios (Istanbul, XVIIIe siècle)

Terk eyledi
Zaharya Hanende (Istanbul, 1740)

Kürdîlihicâzkâr Saz Semâî
Kemânî Tatyos Efendi (XIXe siècle)

San ta marmara tic polis – Σαν τα μάρμαρα της Πόλης
Chant profane d’Asie mineure (XIXe ou XXe siècle)

Karabourniotikos – Καραμπουρνιωτικοσ
Chant folklorique d’Asie mineure (XIXe ou XXe siècle)


Lamia Yared, chant, oud and Musical Direction
Abdul Wahab Kayyali, oud
Joseph Khoury, bendir et riqq
Nizar Tabcharani, kanun
Showan Tavakol, kemençe
Sheila Hannigan, cello

Olivier Kemeid, staging

Nikolaos Papageorgiou, arrangements