Cappella Romana Holy Week in Jerusalem Program

Saturday, February 2nd, the day after our (already sold-out) Bing Concert Hall debut, Cappella Romana will perform music composed for 8th and 9th-century celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher amid the natural acoustics of the Stanford University Memorial Church.

Take a look at what Cappella Romana will be performing:

The Church of the Resurrection – Holy Sepulcher – Jerusalem

Processional Sticheron ‘The Paradise in Eden’ in Mode Plagal 4

Three-Ode Kanon (Triodion) in Mode Plagal 2 — Kosmas the Melodist (8th c.)

  • Ode 5

Kontakion on Mary at the Cross (Psaltikon melody) — Romanos the Melodist (6th c.)

  • Ode 8
  • Ode 9

Lauds (initial verses) in Mode 4

Sticheron Prosomoion in Mode 4: ‘When all creation saw you crucified’

Sticheron Idiomelon in Mode 1: ‘All creation was changed’ — Theophanes Protothronos (9th c.)

Sticheron Idiomelon in Mode 2: ‘When she saw you, O Christ’ — Leo VI the Wise (866–912)

Sticheron Idiomelon in Mode 3: ‘Each member of your holy flesh’ — Stoudites

Read the program notes – Part One and Part Two

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