It’s Arts Madness Month in Portland
Spearheaded by the Resonance Ensemble, Cappella Romana is excited to be participating in a new community initiative for the month of March to support the vibrant arts scene in Portland — Arts Madness! #ArtsMadnessPDX Your local arts organizations have come together to support one another and get you discounts at the same time! Think of […]
Alexander Lingas to Lead Byzantine Chant Ensemble for the Coronation at Westminster Abbey
Dr. Alexander Lingas, founder and music director of Cappella Romana, will lead the Byzantine Chant Ensemble in the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023. Buckingham Palace recently announced that “at the request of His Majesty, in tribute to his late father His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Greek Orthodox […]
Cappella Romana at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Boston
Cappella Romana and the Maliotis Cultural Center are collaborating to launch Byzantine Chant: The Received Tradition , A Lesson Book, the long-awaited, comprehensive manual on the psaltic art by John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Metropolis of San Francisco and our Associate Music Director. The Maliotis Cultural Center is hosting the event in the auditorium […]
Announcing Byzantine Chant: The Received Tradition – A Lesson Book by John Michael Boyer
Years in the making, Byzantine Chant: The Received Tradition – A Lesson Book is a clearly written, detailed, and thorough manual for the notation, theory, terminology, and repertoire of the historic ecclesiastical music of the Greek Orthodox Church. Written by acclaimed cantor, composer, and pedagogue John Michael Boyer, this textbook will be a valuable learning resource for teachers, students, […]
Announcing Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil
Cappella Records is pleased to announce the November 11, 2022 release of the ALL-NIGHT VIGIL by award-winning American composer ROBERT KYR. Performed by Cappella Romana and directed by its founder and music director Alexander Lingas, this is Cappella Romana’s 29th recording release. Cappella Romana launches this world premiere recording with the world premiere performances in Seattle and Portland, […]
Oregon Arts Watch Autumn Preview
Oregon Arts Watch has published its Autumn 2022 Choral Preview, and we are thrilled to see our two upcoming performances included! “Cappella Romana‘s season premiere concert stands alone. The title piece, Heaven and Earth, was written by six composers, CR Associate Conductor John Michael Boyer among them – a unique collaborative effort premiered by Cappella Romana in […]
Cappella Romana Postpones January 2022 Concerts and Recording
Due to mounting public health concerns regarding COVID-19 and the increased prevalence of the omicron variant, Cappella Romana’s January performances of A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court have been postponed.
Cappella Records earns its first GRAMMY® Nomination!
Cappella Records, the record label of Cappella Romana, is thrilled to announce its first release to earn a GRAMMY® nomination! The Recording Academy just nominated Cappella Records’ 2020 release of Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, conducted by the composer, Benedict Sheehan and featuring Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons, Jason Thoms, and The Saint Tikhon Choir for […]
Richard Barrett joins Cappella Romana in new senior-level role
I am so happy to announce our newest addition to the Cappella Romana team, Richard Barrett. Richard joins us in a newly created senior position of Director of Publications, Grants, and Operations. FULL PRESS RELEASE BELOW You may already know him as a part of Cappella Romana’s community, as he has collaborated with us on […]
Cappella Romana Returns to Europe
Cappella Romana returns to Ireland and the Netherlands this month, first to make two recordings in Ireland and then to give the festival finale concert at The Utrecht Early Music Festival, Netherlands. The ensemble will first gather under the auspices of the Limerick Early Music Festival to film a concert for showing at the Iași […]
Hymns of Kassianí in Gramophone!
The August 2021 Issue of Gramophone Magazine features a wonderful new review for Cappella Romana’s Hymns of Kassianí recording! “The booklet includes Lingas’s excellent, lengthy background essay on Kassianí, her reception and the historical context of medieval Byzantine chant, along with the original Greek texts and translations. Recognised among the pre-eminent interpreters of Eastern Orthodox […]
Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia Named a 2020 Recording of the Year!
MusicWeb International‘s John Quinn names Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia one of his 2020 Recordings of the Year! “This is a recording unlike any other I’ve heard. Cappella Romana sing aprogramme of Medieval Byzantine Chant. Thanks to ingenious use of technology their performances have been ‘placed’ in the virtual acoustics of the vast Hagia Sophia […]