Ribale Wehbe, a young talented Lebanese singer and chanter born in 1999 in Beirut, in a family of musicians.
Ribale Wehbe , a young talented Lebanese singer and chanter born in 1999 in Beirut, in a family of musicians.
Even though she is well versed in oriental singing, Ribale has a deep love for Byzantine music. She participated in her first Byzantine concert when she was eight years old with Sem choir in which she has been an active member so far as a soloist. Since then, she has given many concerts in both oriental singing and byzantine music.
In 2018, she participated in the international Byzantine music concert that took place in Lebanon, featuring 7 chanters from all over the world.
In 2019, she had her first international concert in Brasov Festival – Romania, alongside the Romanian priest and soloist, Rev. Alexandru Grigoras , and the Greek chanters Vangelis Gkikas and Gerontissa Mariam Skorda. ”TRONOS” – the choir from the Romanian Patriarchate conducted by Father Mihail Buca, was also present in the festival.
Later in the same year, Ribale recorded her first CD titled ”Oh my soul” in Brasov, under the sponsorship of the festival, and for the purpose of the promotion she had a concert in December, 2019.
In 2020, despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, she moved to Greece in order to make a step forward and continue her musical studies.
In 2021, she has had a series of concerts in countries like Russia, Romania and Austria. In the summer, she took part as a soloist in Diaghilev Festival in Perm-Russia, and in Salzburg International Festival in Austria (the 100th edition ) in collaboration with the Greek-Russian Maestro Theodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna orchestra.
In June, she gave her own concert in St. George military Church in Bacau, Romania, for the feast of the icon of the Theotokos - Prodromitsa.
Ribale got a BA degree in Music Education and Musicology from Antonine University-Baabda-Lebanon in 2020 and a Byzantine music Diploma from the School of Byzantine Music of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens – Greece in
2021. In parallel, she continues her musical training in Oriental singing and plays the piano and the oud (Arabic Oriental instrument).
Apart from concerts, Ribale gives classes in Byzantine and Oriental music.