Out Of The Ashes of Smyrna
Available for one week
starting NOVEMBER 17, 2023
The Legacy of Byzantine Chant from Asia Minor
From medieval seeds planted long ago, exuberant traditions of Byzantine chanting in Asia Minor continued to flower during Ottoman rule. With the Asia Minor Disaster—an ethnic cleansing that included the 1922 burning of Smyrna (İzmir)—Greek-speaking refugees fled to Greece and elsewhere around the world. With them they brought their own traditions of Byzantine chanting. Catch a musical glimpse of a city and culture that exists today only in the memory of its diaspora, infused with irrepressible joy and transcendent beauty.
John Michael Boyer
Associate Music Director
Digital On Demand
Premieres open one week after each series
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
2100 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA
St. Mary’s Cathedral
1739 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3131 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR
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