Specialist and professional performer of traditional Middle Eastern folks
and Arabo Andalusian songs, Syriac and Ancient Maronite chants, Ghada Shbeir
has an exquisite talent and the ability to move easily and with professionalism
from traditional folk songs to religious chants. She has earned frequent
comparison to some of the best Middle Eastern singers.
Born in Lebanon, after graduation from high school, Ghada Shbeir moved to
the USEK (Universite St. Esprit - Kaslik - Lebanon) to pursue a music career.
Her big break came as a soloist of the USEK choir that highlighted her
professional talent throughout the media.
After earning an advanced degree with high distinction in traditional
Arabic music performance, Ghada Shbeir received her Master's degree in
Musicology from the same university. Due to her unique style in performing, she
became a professor of traditional Arabic singing techniques at the USEK,
AlMuwashshah singing techniques at the Lebanese University and sacred Syriac
chants at the National Conservatory of Lebanon.
Furthermore, she participated in several festivals, concerts and conventions. Ghada presented a
lot of conferences in Lebanon and all over the world (Paris, London, Canada, Estonia, Slovakia, Greece,
Egypt, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Spain, etc.)
She has also worked with “Enchordais” for five years. During this period, Ghada performed in many
concerts and festivals, in addition to registering with “Enchordais” a CD containing traditional
Arabic music. Furthermore, she is working, not exclusively, with Zaman Production, in France for organising
concerts in Europe.
Interestingly, the lady not only can, but also finds pleasure in singing without musical
accompaniment (known in the West as A Capella).
- Chants Maronites de la NativiteIn participation with Naji Hakim (Organ)
and the Choir of the Church of Notre Dame du Liban - Paris
- Kiddissa Min Ardina