Syriac & other influences in the Coptic Tradition

Recorded concerts by the Kyrel Trust Choir directed by Michael Henein

21 MARS 2021, 14h00-14h30


The St Kyrel Coptic European Choir was established in 2010. It is made of 150 Coptic youth from France, the Netherlands, Italy, UK, Switzerland and USA. The choir is interested in mastering the musical Coptic heritage and presenting it in concert format, accompanied by the St Kyrel Orchestra with its members from UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Egypt. All concerts’ structure is authentic, based on a Christian theme; The Anointed Servant, The Creation, Anastasis from darkness to light, Incarnation, Theophania, and Nystia, and are enriched with chanted relevant biblical verses. While the main bulk of the concerts is in Coptic language, some parts could be chanted in Greek, Arabic or other European languages, in an attempt to encourage the new generation to join. The St Kyrel Choir performed in the UK (8), Paris (1), Milan (2), The Netherlands (1), Sweden (3) and Bethlehem (1). 


Programme :

Yours is the power, the glory, the blessing and the majesty forever

O Only begotten Son and Immortal Word of God

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal

Remember me O Lord when you come into Your kingdom

Willingly, O Saviour * We magnify You * Let us with all Creation

Golgotha….Then the righteous Joseph and Nicodemos

Arise O God and Judge the earth


Syro-Malankar Orthodox Tradition

Sruti School of Liturgical Music, Kottayam  (Kerala, India, UTC + 5:30)

21 MARCH 2021, 15h00-16h00


Direction : Fr. Dr. M. P. George

Sruti International Choir

Zumoro Choir (Sruti, Kottayam)

Orthodox Seminary Choir

Soloist : Fr. Dr. M. P. George

Programme :

  1. Master of the Ceremony : Rev. Fr. Timothy Thomas
  2. A brief Introduction to Syriac Liturgy & Music : Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konat (Principal, Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam)
  3. Felicitation : H. G. Dr. Zacharias Mar Aprem Metropolitan (Director, Sruti School of Liturgical Music)
  4. Direction : Fr. Dr. M. P. George
List of Hymns

1. The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic : (Solo) Fr. M. P. George

2. Qadishat Aloho : Sruti International Choir (virtual)

3. Abun D’Basmayon : Zumoro Choir, Sruti, Kottayam

4. Taw kulqun Taw Kulqun : Sruti International Choir (virtual)

5. Yerusalemile (Malayalam) : Zumoro Choir (Sruti, Kottayam, (live)

6. M’Shiho Natar L’Ithok (8 Tones) : Orthodox Seminary Choir (live)

7. Roz lee Roz Lee… : Sruti International Choir (virtual)

8. Tubaik Ophrat… (Solo) : Fr. M. P. George

9. Oi Lek L’Zehyen : Sruti International Choir (virtual)

10 H’daw amme H’daw amme : Sruti International Choir (virtual)