A TIME FOR LIFE Now in Rehearsal

A TIME for LIFE: Music for the Environment

Cappella Romana is in residence this week working on Robert Kyr’s innovative new work on the theme of living in harmony with nature, “A TIME FOR LIFE.” (Click here for a sound sample of music by Robert Kyr).

Artistic Director Alexander Lingas is shown above, conducting, with composer Robert Kyr at the keyboard, rehearsing at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland on Saturday, October 27, 2007.

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“A TIME FOR LIFE” features impressive full-voiced acclamations by all eight singers, contrasted with intimate solos, insistent duets and pensive trios sung by members of Cappella Romana and accompanied by two vielles and viola da gamba, played by Medieval Strings (Margriet Tindemans, director).

Shown to the right is Robert Kyr working with Cappella Romana singer Stephanie Kramer.

Kyr’s work is inspired by the Greek Orthodox Service for the Environment from Mt. Athos and invocations of Native American peoples.

Friday, November 2, 2007, 8pm St. Mary’s Cathedral, NW 18th & Couch
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 8pm Town Hall Seattle, 8th & Seneca

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Jo Routh and David Stutz preparing to sing with Robert Kyr at the keyboard.

Pre-concert talks will take place at 7pm by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, author of Beyond the Shattered Image: Insights into an Orthodox Ecological Worldview. Kyr hosts a panel of Northwest environmental leaders,including Peter Drury of the Sightline Institute, in post-concert discussions.

This program is made possible in part through support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Collins Foundation, the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, and Town Hall Seattle. The Mark Spencer Hotel is Cappella Romana’s official hotel sponsor.