Christmas in the Summer: Preparing for Toensing’s Kontakion

In 2006 Cappella Romana was approached by the composer Richard Toensing to record a set of his Christmas carols and a new major work for double choir and soloists, The Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, with a translation based on the English text by Fr. Ephrem Lash.

Last night (24 July 2007) was the first rehearsal led by chorusmaster Adam Steele, and I can tell already that it’s going to be a great program.

The full program will be recorded the week after Labor Day, directed by Alexander Lingas and produced by Grammy-award winner Steve Barnett.

Mark Powell
Executive Director