Event Details

Out of the Ashes of Smyrna
The Legacy of Byzantine Chant from Asia Minor

Hosting Ensemble: Cappella Romana
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: $33-$53
Event Dates:
Friday, November 10, 2023Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle, WA


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.

Out of the Ashes of Smyrna
Out of the Ashes of Smyrna

Ensemble Photos

Cappella Romana
Cappella Romana