Soeur Marie Keyrouz

The Lebanese nun, singer and musicologist, she has mastered the art of singing ancient Christian chant in the Near-Eastern style. Yes this is the same


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Sister 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 the world.
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