Soeur Marie Keyrouz
The Lebanese nun, singer and musicologist, she has mastered the art of singing ancient Christian chant in the Near-Eastern style.
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Marie Keyrouz was born in Deir-El-Ahmar in the Lebanon. She belongs to
the Lebanese community of the Order of the Sisters of Basil. She has a
higher diploma in Religious Studies from Saint Joseph University,
Beirut, and another in musicology and western and oriental plainsong
from the University of the Holy Spirit in Kaslik. She studied Byzantine
and Gregorian chant as well as western plainsong for ten years in the
Lebanon and in Athens.
Sister Marie Keyrouz obtained a doctorate in musicology and religious
anthropology from the Sorbonne (Paris, 1991).
At the invitation of Marcel Pérès she took part in the working party
set up to study Ambrosian plainsong at the Abbaye of Royaumont.
Her recordings for harmonia mundi have been enjoying an
international success, and she is regularly invited to sing all over