Egyptian Bureau for Cultural and Educational Affairs
in United Kingdom and Ireland

THE COPTIC MUSIC: FROM THE NILE TO THE THAMES




 The Cultural Bureau in London arranged a cultural evening on Tuesday 26th of February 2019 titled ‘The Coptic Music: From the Nile to the Thames’ where Professor Michael Henein - Consultant Cardiologist in UK and PhD researcher in Coptic music – gave a lecture tackling the history of the Coptic music and used the available evidence to provide more recent liturgical music analysis performed at Canterbury Christ Church University-UK including the use of Pharaonic musical instruments’ (nays) replicas.

Three experts have contributed and commented in the discussion Prof. Martin Stokes -King Edward Professor of music at king’s college London, Eng. Tarik Beshir -The Founder and Director of Oxford Maqam orchestra and Mr. Osama Fathy - Egyptian music teacher and researcher, leading choir and orchestra in Germany.

The evening included a choir performance and was attended by Archbishop Angaelos - General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom and H.E Alaeddin Yousef - Egyptian Consul General to the United Kingdom in addition to the bureau’s guests.

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