Hymns of Kassianë

Hymns of Kassianë

Discover the ancient music of ninth-century nun, poet, and hymnographer Kassianë, a.k.a. Kassía. Hear an ensemble of female and male psaltës (cantors) sing rarely heard music by Byzantium’s most formidable and prolific female composer. New discoveries, researched and led by Cappella Romana music director and founder Alexander Lingas, complement her famous Hymn of Kassianë from Orthodox Holy Week and When Augustus reigned from Christmastide. Bold in her life, and fervent in her faith, Kassía’s voice is unlike any other, on full display in this can’t-miss program.

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…


Eugene, OR

THURSDAY 9 JANUARY 2020, 7:30 P.M.


FRIDAY 10 JANUARY 2020, 7:30 P.M.


SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020, 8:00 P.M.

San Francisco

SATURDAY 18 JANUARY 2020, 7:30 P.M.

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