Saint Romanos Byzantine Chanters
Byzantine music is the sacred chant of all Christian churches following the Eastern Orthodox rite. This tradition, at Holy Apostles is done in English, developed in Byzantium from the establishment of its capital, Constantinople, in 330 until its conquest in 1453. It is undeniably of composite origin, drawing on the artistic and technical productions of the classical age and on Jewish music, and inspired by the plainsong that evolved in the early Christian cities of Alexandria, Antioch, and Ephesus. In common with other dialects in the East and West, Byzantine music is purely vocal and exclusively monodic.