A Byzantine Emperor At King Henry’s Court


Friday 20 January 2023, 7:30 P.M.
St. James Cathedral


Saturday 21 January 2023, 8:00 P.M.
St. Mary’s Cathedral


Sunday 22 January 2023, 3:00 P.M.
The Madeleine Parish

Christmas 1400 London

At Christmastide 1400 to 1401, Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos paid a visit to King Henry IV at Eltham Palace in London. Seeking aid against the Ottomans, the Byzantine Emperor also brought with him clergy and cantors for prayers and services.

New discoveries, researched and led by Alexander Lingas, reveal the mix of liturgical music – in Greek and in Latin – that was performed at this double- royal occasion on Old-Style Christmas (modern date of 7 January).

With recording release!

Alexander Lingas, music director and founder

Digital On Demand


Medieval Byzantine Chant, c.1400
Sarum Chant and Polyphony
Music from the Old Hall Manuscript (c.1410-20)

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St. James Cathedral

9th & Marion, First Hill, Seattle

St. Mary’s Cathedral

1739 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR

The Madeleine Parish

3123 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR

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