december, 2019

13dec19 h 30 minPraises to the Sea19 h 30 min First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West Where: Ottawa, Canada


Event Details


Throughout the ages, people have always celebrated and recognized a greater power, one that manifests itself in various sacred, spiritual, or cosmic forms. During this concert, musical praises and prayers will be addressed to the cradle of humanity, our-mother-the-sea, by drawing from one of the 13th century’s musical jewels, the manuscripts known as the Cantigas de Santa Maria. These songs bear witness to a time when sages, poets, musicians, dancers, scribes, and illuminators, whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, served art in an ecumenical spirit.

In collaboration with the crystalline-timbred vocalist Savina Yannatou, Constantinople presents Praises to the Sea, a ceremonial concert in five parts, in the spirit of a mystical quest.


(Friday) 19 h 30 min


First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West


Ottawa, Canada