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.

Cappella Romana

John Michael Boyer

Associate Music Director

Digital On Demand

Premieres open one week after each series



Out of the Ashes of Smyrna rehearsals are underway and we’re putting you front and center! Tickets & Info at cappellaromana.org/smyrna SEATTLE: Friday, 7:30pm @ St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox PORTLAND: Saturday, 8pm @ St. Mary’s Cathedral PORTLAND: Sunday, 3pm @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox

♬ original sound – Cappella Romana

Also on Instagram & Facebook!

Dr. Boubougiatzi Boyer at the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum
Dr. Boubougiatzi Boyer and Christine Rulli on The Burning of Smyrna


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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