Cappella Romana performs before 7,000 in Pop-Up Magazine Winter Issue Experience

During our time with the Pop-Up Magazine this February, Cappella Romana performed medieval Byzantine chant from its Hagia Sophia program before a total of 7,000 people across three sold-out theaters in Oakland, Brooklyn, and Washington D.C.

The story in which we appeared was called “Sacred Sounds,” which describes how our friends at Stanford University figured out a way to synthesize the acoustical environment of one of the world’s most important buildings, the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (Istanbul). Hagia Sophia was the largest enclosed space in the world for a thousand years, and has a ring-time of over 11 seconds.

Check out some candid photos from our tour below: