From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light_Cappella Romana

Alfred Schnittke: Verses of Repentance

Alfred Schnittke’s Verses of Repentance (Stikhi Pokayanniye) in “From Darkness to Light” is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words.

Ivan Moody Conducts

Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with the rarely performed Choir Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Diptych by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.

на русском



Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church



Saturday, 16 May 2015, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral


Sunday, 17 May 2015, 2:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

«Стихи покаянные»

«Стихи покаянные» русского композитора Альфреда Шнитке – это музыкальный шедевр, превосходящий по своей виртуозности даже его более известный «хоровой Концерт». Богатая гармония и бурная мелодия доносят до нас эти мучительные слова, наполненные то нежностью, то пылкостью. В финале этого произведения чувства становятся настолько невыразимыми, что слова уступают место музыке.

А также Концерт для хора ‘В молитвах неусыпающую Богородицу’ Рахманинова, Диптих в исполнении Галины Григорьевой и Анастасис Ивана Муди.

Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir

Guest Director Ivan Moody adds Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Choir to the program From Darkness to Light.

“Rachmaninoff’s wonderful choir concerto is the perfect work to anchor this program. His music was both a culmination of a great tradition and a starting point for so much of what followed in Russia. In many ways it is, like his famous ‘Vespers’, the starting point for the contemporary Slavic works in this concert. In addition, the music is absolutely sublime!” —Ivan Moody

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