Until 2011, Aleppo was a vibrant metropolis where all kinds of cultures and traditions coexisted and influenced each other. Byzantine palaces, mosques, churches and synagogues defined the multicoloured streetscape with their rich and diverse architecture. The centuries-long cross-pollination of Armenian, Sephardic, Arab and Byzantine movements also created a rich choral tradition.
In the programme Aleppo, conductor Leonard Evers presents a musical ode to this glorious metropolis. Musicians from Aleppo interpret the rich musical traditions of their city together with Cappella Amsterdam.
Traditional vocal music from Aleppo with Armenian, Sephardic, Arabic and Byzantine influences.
Cappella Amsterdam | Musicians from Aleppo | Leonard Evers conductor