A flyer announcing the May 6 concert of the Schola Cantorum at Aya Irini in Istanbul.
Under the baton of Simon Carrington, Schola Cantorum rehearse for their concert in Istanbul.
Schola Cantorum gather for a group shot in Aya Irini following their concert
Members of the group visited Hagia Sophia. Built in the 4th century A.D., the Istanbul landmark served as a Christian cathedral for over a millennium. It was converted to a mosque in 1453, and to a secular museum in 1935.
The second leg of the tour: Halandri, Greece, where the group sang in St. George’s Parish.
After the concert, the group takes refreshment in Athens.
Yale Schola Cantorum, the 24-voice choir supported by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) with the School of Music, traveled to Turkey and Greece this summer, performing under the direction of the group’s founder, Simon Carrington, in the Aya Irini church in Istanbul, Turkey, and St. George’s Parish in Halandri, Greece.