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Romeiko Ensemble was formed in 1992 by Dr. Yorgos Bilalis with the specific purpose of performing authentic interpretations of Byzantine Chant from the Medieval and Ottoman eras. The ensemble is comprised of selected musicians skilled in historical and improvisational performance practice and trained to read the parasemantiki (Byzantine musical notation.) Learn More

Christ Comes From Heaven: Nativity Matins in English is the re-release of Romeiko Ensemble's luxury book+CD release titled Byzantine Christmas, this time in an economical digipak format with CD only.  In addition to the wonderful hymns from the Nativity Matins, eleven new tracks have been added to complete the sung part of this beautiful service. Learn More

Christ on Earth: Hymns & Carols for Nativity is the Greek version of the service of Nativity Matins, originally released in 2007 in Greece.  It contains fifteen hymns from the Feast, as well as five regional Nativity carols (kallanta), in an economical digipak format. Learn More


Terrirem; Mode II, post-Byzantine melody rendition of Ioannes Koukouzelis (13th century).

Byzantine chant is the liturgical music form of the so-called “Greek” Eastern Rite Churches. Early Byzantine chant was the original form of liturgical music in the Christian Church, developing from the interplay of Greek music forms and the early Christian Biblical and Semitic tradition. Learn more.

Nov. 22, 2013
Romeiko Ensemble releases “Christ Comes From Heaven” to rave early reviews!
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Mar. 21, 2011
Romeiko Ensemble announces the release of two new productions. The first, "Today, upon the Cross" is a CD/DVD production of the hymnology of Holy Friday as celebrated at Hagia Irene (the palace church) in Constantinople during the medieval Byzantine period. The second "Eucharist: The Divine Liturgy of St Basil" is the medieval composition of this Lenten Liturgy by Ioannis Kladas, Byzantine master.
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Dec. 21, 2007
Romeiko Ensemble performs Byzantine and Ottoman music at American Community School in Athens, Greece.
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Oct. 1, 2007
Romeiko Ensemble releases Byzantine Christmas CD and book
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March 22, 2007
Romeiko Ensemble records CD for ELEFTHEROS TYPOS in Athens
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Dec. 13, 2006
Romeiko Ensemble Performs at National Library of Greece in Athens
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Oct. 22, 2006:
Romeiko Ensemble re-releases Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom-Mode 1.
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Sept. 30, 2006:
Romeiko Ensemble and sign distribution agreement.
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