Constantinople at Carleton College

Cappella Romana, under the direction of Alexander Lingas, will perform a concert in the Kracum Auditorium that combines their recent explorations in historical soundscapes with selections from Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia as well as selections from their recent volume on the 9th century female hymnographer Kassiani.

Prior to the concert, Dr. Bissera Pentcheva (Art History, Stanford University) will offer a preconcert lecture entitled: The Sound of Many Waters: Visions of the Divine in the Byzantine Liturgy of Hagia Sophia (7-7:45pm)

Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that performs early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West. The ensemble is known especially for its presentations and recordings of medieval Byzantine chant (the Eastern sibling of Gregorian chant), Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, and other sacred music that expresses the historic traditions of a unified Christian inheritance.

Cappella Romana brings to life music that meets a deep human need, not only to belong and to have a shared creative experience, but to feel the full range of ethical, emotional, and spiritual effect as expressed through music. We strive to give an experience that allows you, our audience, to feel a sheer joy that cannot be contained by mere words, but through the ineffable sounds of the human voice in song.

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…


Northfield, MN

Tue 17 May, 8:00pm

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