Mechanics Hall

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Second Annual Coptic Music Concert in the North East

Featuring David Ensemble
under the auspices of H.G. Bishop David, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York & New England

6:00 p.m.


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For More Information:
For a printable poster of the event, click here.

For a brief introductions to the Coptic Church Hymns, click here.
For a printable program, click here.


David Ensemble
David Ensemble was established in 1975 and was composed of four artists: George Kyrillos, the ensemble conductor, chanter and lute player; Nagi Fayek, pianist; Edward Hanna, violinist; and Moris Aziz, guitarist. They specialized in performing “Coptic Hymns” which are about 2000 years old and have survived the past centuries, reaching us generation to generation through oral tradition.

This hymnal tradition is considered the natural continuation of the Pharaonic hymns, and exist today through preservation by the Coptic Orthodox Church, which is generally considered to be a miracle that astonished the entire world!

The ensemble is also distinguished for presenting the psalms which were written and composed by David the Prophet about 5000 years ago, the music of which had perished. Nothing remained but the meaningful words, which fathom the soul and scare the spiritual hosts of wickedness. The Ensemble put music to the words through a deeply spiritual and scientific process. Many people feel that the tunes might actually be those composed by David the Prophet himself.

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