Byzantine Holiday Pop-Up Concerts

Byzantine Pop-Ups

On select Fridays in December, enhance your visit to the Met with a stop in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, where you can experience a pop-up concert featuring hauntingly beautiful hymns and carols from the Byzantine Empire. Performing antiphonally, the musicians masterfully alternate parts in multiple languages, including Greek, Arabic, Armenian, and Russian.

Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19
at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.

Above: Leaf from a Gospel Book with Four Standing Evangelists, 1290–1330. Armenian. Tempera and ink on parchment; Overall: 9 x 13 3/16 in. (22.8 x 33.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Dr. J.C. Burnett, 1957 (57.185.3)

Free with Museum admission

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