With Anonymous 4, Concord Ensemble at Pepperdine University in Malibu

Cappella Romana has been invited to perform as one of three headliner groups in the festival “The Ascending Voice” this June at Pepperdine University, an international symposium of sacred a cappella music. Representing the Orthodox a cappella tradition in Byzantine chant, Cappella Romana will be featured alongside Concord Ensemble (singing Latin polyphony) and Anonymous 4 (singing Southern Protestant and Shape-note hymnody).

Cappella Romana’s concert will be held on Tuesday evening, June 5, at 7:30pm. The ensemble will perform its program Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium.

Learn about the conference here.

Buy tickets here.

On tour in Santa Barbara prior to The Ascending Voice

Just prior to the conference at Pepperdine, Cappella Romana returns to Santa Barbara to perform its program Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium.

Its first performance in Santa Barbara since 2001, Alexander Lingas will direct the singers in a program of virtuoso medieval Byzantine chant from ancient manuscripts at St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt.

Cappella Romana’s concert in Santa Barbara will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, at 3:30pm, among the mosaic icons of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Santa Barbara. Pre-concert talk at 3:00pm.

More information about the concert. Tickets at the door, 805/683-4492 or 685-8982.

Cappella Romana tours the East Coast this April

Princeton and Yale present Cappella Romana in
“Hellenes and Music of the Renaissance”

This April, just after Easter (Pascha) and before its series concerts in Portland and Seattle, Cappella Romana will appear at Princeton and Yale Universities in a program called “Hellenes and the Music of the Renaissance.”

Founding artistic director Alexander Lingas leads Cappella Romana in a program of works in Greek, Latin, and French born from meetings between East and West during the 15th and 16th centuries, including music by Manuel Gazes, John Plousiadenos, Guillaume Du Fay, and the Cretan Franghiskos Leontaritis (1518?-1572?), the son of a Greek mother and Italian father who eventually sang in Venice under Willaert in San Marco and in Munich under Lassus. (Photo: Piazza di San Marco, Venice)

Princeton Hellenic Studies: Friday, April 13, 2007

Yale Institute of Sacred Music: Saturday, April 14, 2007

Radiant Cloud in April

Alexander Lingas, dir.

Luminous choral music by contemporary composers steeped in the Byzantine tradition. Featured works include: Radiant Cloud and the World Premiere of A Woman Clothed with the Sun, a setting from the Book of Revelation, by Michael Adamis and the “Benedictions” from the Requiem by Mikis Theodorakis, best known worldwide for his film score for Zorba the Greek.

Portland: Fri, Apr 20, 2007,
8:00pm @ St Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis St

Seattle: Sat, Apr 21, 2007,
8:00pm @ Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW



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Mark Powell
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Cappella Romana