Upcoming Festival

The fourth Boston Byzantine Music Festival explores paraliturgical music—music and song written on sacred themes and performed outside of the formal liturgy—in Byzantine and post-Byzantine chant, the music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Jewish tradition, and contemporary composition.

 Extending from Western Europe to Asia Minor and North Africa to the Middle East, the Byzantine Empire was one of the most influential political, commercial, and cultural forces in the Mediterranean basin for more than a...

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Byzantine Music at HCHC

The Byzantine Music program at Hellenic College Holy Cross equips students with a mastery of the skills required for chanting the sacred hymns of the Greek Orthodox Church. It provides thorough knowledge of the psaltic notational system, the theoretical framework of the modal system, the ability to sight-read musical scores at all levels of complexity, and an extensive familiarity with the contents and usage of liturgical books and the rubrics of liturgical services. Upon completion of its requirements, students are able to perform all musical parts of the daily liturgical cycle and the sacraments of the Orthodox Church.           Learn more >

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About Us

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture. Our programs encourage the study and appreciation of the arts and culture of the Byzantine Empire. Learn More >

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