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Beirut Chants Festival 2015
Season 8

Beirut Chants 2015 Programme

Tuesday 1 Opening Night
Messa di Gloria – Giacomo Puccini
After Carnegie Hall Debut in May 2015
Bechara Moufarrej, Tenor
Salvatore Grigoli, Baritone
Carlo Maliverno, Bass
Antonine University & NDU Choirs
Orchestra Giovanile Mediterranea, Palermo
Toufic Maatouk o.a.m, Conductor
Saint George Maronite Cathedral | 20:00
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut, Université Antonine
and Notre Dame Universitiy

Wednesday 2
Asil Ensemble
Firas Andari Shahrout, Oud
Mohamad Antar, Nay
Barakat Jabbour, Violin
Bilal Bitar, Santour
Reda Bitar, Alto Violin
Imad Hashisho, Cello
Ali Hout, Riqq
Farah Kaddour, Soprano Oud
Abed Kobeissy, Tanbour & Buzuq
Ghassan Sahhab, Qanun


Mustafa Said, Oud & Composition
Saint Elie Greek Catholic Cathedral | 20:00

Thursday 3
Christmas Concert
Corine Metni
Elianne Saade
Bechara Moufarrej
Teddy Nasr
Orchestra Giovanile Mediterranea, Palermo
Sebastien Bagnoud, Conductor
Saint Maron Church | Gemmayzeh | 20:00
In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon

Friday 4
An Angelic Sound
Xavier De Maistre, Harp
First prize of the International harp competition of Bloomington, Indiana
St. Maron Church | Gemmayzeh | 20:00

Sunday 6
Lebanese School of Blind & Deaf Choir
All Saints Church | 18:00

Armenian Traditional Christmas
Groong Choir
Edouard Torikian, Conductor
St. Elie Armenian Catholic Cathedral | 20:00

Monday 7
On the occasion of the centenary of the death of the Italian composer Francesco Paolo Tosti
Romanze
Salon musique of the Belle Époque
Artemisa Repa, Soprano
Fabio Centanni, Piano
St. Elie Kantari | 20:00

Tuesday 8
Boris Andrianov, Cello
First prize of Rostropovich competition
Alexander Ghindin, Piano
First prize of Tchaikovsky competition
St. Louis Capuchin | 20:00

Wednesday 9
Qolo ‘Atiqo Choir
Fr. Miled Tarabay, Conductor
St. Elie Kantari | 20:00

Thursday 10
Byzantine Chanters from Greece and St. Romanos Choir
Spyros Pavlakis, Conductor
St. George Orthodox Cathedral | 20:00

Friday 11
Hommage à Naji Hakim
Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra
Claire Foison, Piano
Francesco Lanzillotta, Conductor
St. George Maronite Cathedral | 20:00
In collaboration with Centre du Patrimoine Musical Libanais
and the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music
Saturday 12
Byzantine Chanters from Greece and St. Romanos Choir
Spyros Pavlakis, Conductor
St. Nicolas Church Achrafieh | 18:00

Technique Doesn’t Exist
Julien Libeer, Piano
St. Maron Church Gemmayzeh | 20:00

Sunday 13
Sagesse St. John & Ecole de Musique Antonine Children Choir
Nelly Maatouk, Conductor
St. Louis Capuchin | 18:00

Avanesyan Piano Trio
Hrachya Avanesyan, Violin
Sevak Avanesyan, Cello
Julien Libeer, Piano
St. Elie Kantari | 20:00

Monday 14
A Tenor Christmas!
Elya Francis, Tenor
Fausto Di Benedetto, Piano
Notre Dame Al Ataya, Achrafieh | 20:00

Tuesday 15
St. Stephanos the Melode Choir
Bachir Osta, Conductor
St. Elie Greek Catholic Cathedral | 20:00

Wednesday 16
All Handel!
Raffaele Pe, Countertenor
Ensemble la Lira d’Orfeo
St. Louis Capuchin | 20:00
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Beirut

Thursday 17
Ghada Shbeir
St. Maron Church | Gemmayzeh | 20:00

Friday 18
Al Fayha Choir
Barkev Teslakian, Conductor
National Evangelical Church | 20:00

Saturday 19
Beirut Youth Choir
Yassmina Sabbah, Conductor
St. Nishan |18:00

Concilium Musicum Wien
Christophe Angerer, Conductor
St. Joseph Chruch | Monnot | 20:00
In collaboration with the Austrian Embassy in Beirut

Sunday 20
Gargatch Children Choir
National Evangelical Church | 18:00

The Festival Concert
Mira Akiki, Soprano
Cynthia Samaha, Mezzo-soprano
Ihab Jammal, Violin
Bassel El Baba, Piano
St. Elie Greek Catholic Cathedral | 20:00

Monday 21
La Chanterie de Beyrouth
Noha Hatem, Conductor
Isabelle Issahakian, Piano
National Evangelical Church |18:00

Samar Salame, Soprano
St.Elie Kantari | 20:00

Tuesday 22
A Tribute to Beirut Orpheus Choir
Coronation Mass – W.A. Mozart and Christmas Carols
Corinne Metni, Soprano
Samar Salame, Soprano
Miranda Heldt, Soprano
Angela Simkin, Mezzo
Julian Issa, Tenor
Julien Van Mellaerts, Baritone
Rajai Khouri, Guest Baritone
Antonine University Choir
Toby Purser and Toufic Maatouk o.a.m, Conductors
St. Maron Church | Gemmayzeh | 20:00
In collaboration with Peace & Prosperity Trust in UK

Wednesday 23 Closing Concert
Opera Arias
Cinzia Forte, Soprano
Maurizio Agostini, Piano
St. Maron Church|Gemmayzeh |20:00
In Collaboration with Teatro di San Carlo- Napoli- Italy


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