Saturday, 10 January 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Sunday, 11 January 2015, 2:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Cappella Romana is pleased to present the program “Echoes of the Renaissance” as part of its 2014-2015 Northwest Series Season. Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. “Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.”—FanfareLong a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season.
Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.
Listen to a sample of this program