2012-2013 Season: Rachmaninoff Liturgy

Sergei Rachmaninoff – The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom • ЛИТУРГИЯ ИОАННА ЗЛАТОУСТА OP. 31

Director: Alexander Lingas

Following three sold-out performances last season of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”), this year Cappella Romana presents Rachmaninoff’s first major a cappella work, his 1910 Divine Liturgy. Additional hymns and psalms set by composers such as Kastalsky, Tchaikovsky, and Smolensky will give audiences the rare opportunity to hear Rachmaninoff’s setting as it might have been sung in an actual service. In Church Slavonic.

8pm, Fri., Jan. 11, St. Mary’s Cathedral
8pm, Sat., Jan. 12, Holy Rosary Church, West Seattle
Portland (matinée)
3pm, Sun., Jan. 13, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Free pre-concert talks one hour prior to each performance.