Cappella Romana to sing Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Orthodox Church, Portland

Cappella Romana, Portland’s professional vocal ensemble of international acclaim specializing in music of the Orthodox Church, will sing the Divine Liturgy at St. George’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon, this Sunday, October 5, at 10:00am.

The ensemble will be led by John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis (Chief Cantor) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and one of Cappella Romana’s principal singers. He is the primary adapter and transcriber of chant in English for the ensemble’s latest CD release, Divine Liturgy in English in Byzantine Chant.

Members of Cappella Romana who will be joining us on Sunday are LeaAnne DenBeste (soprano), Catherine van der Salm (soprano), Jo Routh (alto), Les Green (tenor), Mark Powell (tenor and executive director of the ensemble), David Krueger (bass), and John S. Boyer (bass).

John S. Boyer is the father of John Michael and former choir director at St. George’s Orthodox Church. Some parishioners may remember John Michael Boyer as an infant, as he was churched at 40 days of age at Saint George’s.