Merit Ariane Stephanos, one of three singers with backgrounds in various Arab liturgies who have joined the Clerks … for Qudduson … together with George Qas-Barsoum, a practitioner of Edessan Syriac chant in Aleppo, and Abdul Salam Kheir, a singer, composer and oud player … she has brought an entirely different musical idiom to the Clerks’ usual repertoire.


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This article appeared in the March/April issue of The Singer magazine. (