april, 2018

21apr8:00 pmLiturgical Songs of Istanbul8:00 pm 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

Event Details

With a long history of invasions and conquests by Greek colonists, the crusaders and Osmanli conquerors, the city we now know as Istanbul has witnessed the rise and fall of many empires, all of which have added to the cultural diversity that it is known for today. Once the capital of the Byzantine Empire and the prime centre of Christianity alongside Rome, it was also the capital of the Ottoman Empire, during which the Greeks, Persians, Arabs, Armenians, Jews and Turks co-existed and contributed to the richness of the city. Consequently, the songs of the Hebrew maftirim (Jewish mystic music), Sufi ceremonial music and Eastern Orthodox hymns became part of the musical fabric of the people. In tribute to the multi-faith history of Istanbul, the Kudsi Erguner Ensemble presents a repertoire of traditional sacred music from the various communities in the ancient city.

Ticket Price: FREE


(Saturday) 8:00 pm


Esplanade Concert Hall

1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

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