Constantinople to California

From Constantinople to California

Due to COVID-19, this program has been postponed.

Follow a 1000-year journey of Byzantine chant, from medieval Constantinople to the Greek communities of California. Infused with 19th-century Italian, Russian, and Viennese choral traditions, the musical seeds carried by Greek immigrants to the New World blossomed in the next generation—Frank Desby, Theodore Bogdanos, Peter Michaelides, and Tikey Zes—with soaring Renaissance style and Hollywood flair.

Artists on this Program

Alexander Lingas

Alexander Lingas, music director and founder of Cappella Romana

Alexander Lingas, Music Director of Cappella Romana, is a Reader in Music at City University London and a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of British… Read More…

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