CR Presents: Psaltikon - The Day of Resurrection

Psaltikon: Medieval Byzantine Chant for Pascha: The Day of Resurrection

Cappella Romana presents Psaltikon, the Boston-based Byzantine chant ensemble directed by Spyridon Antonopoulos, for a program of celebratory Byzantine chants for Pascha from Medieval Byzantium. Experience the Eastern sibling of Gregorian Chant: Medieval Byzantine Chant, for Easter (Pascha).

Tickets Seattle | Tickets Portland

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PROGRAM

St. JOHN OF DAMASCUS Paschal Canon

Byzantine chants by
St. ROMANOS THE MELODIST (6th c.)
Ioannis KLADAS (fl. 1380-1420)
Manuel CHRYSAPHES (fl. 1440-1470)

and XPICTOC ANECTH (Christ is Risen) in its Medieval melody

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A great thing to do in Seattle and in Portland at the extraordinarily spiritual and impressive venues of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Seattle), and St. Mary’s Cathedral and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Portland). Alternating meditative and rousing music that will carry you away, from before Bach and Beethoven, before Hillsong and the emergent church. Experience songs and worship hymns of an ancient age: a mindful program that reflects on the earliest traditions of historic Eastern Christianity, sung by one of the world’s leading specialist ensembles in this repertoire. A guided meditation, a musical spa treatment for the soul celebrating the power of the Resurrection. You won’t want to miss this concert when it’s near you!

Artists on this Program

Psaltikon

Psaltikon,

PSALTIKON is a vocal ensemble whose mission includes the preservation and dissemination of the musical heritage of Greece, through original scholarship, performance, and recordings. Psaltikon refers to the medieval chant book for soloists which contained the most virtuosic chants from… Read More…
Spyridon Antonopoulos

Spyridon Antonopoulos, director

SPYRIDON ANTONOPOULOS is the Founder and Director of PSALTIKON. He is Honorary Research Fellow at City, University of London, where he obtained his PhD in Musicology in 2015, completing a thesis on the fifteenth-century Constantinopolitan composer and theorist Manuel Chrysaphes.… Read More…

PERFORMANCES

Seattle

Friday, 3 May, 8:00 PM

Portland

Saturday, 4 May, 8:00 PM

Portland

Sunday, 5 May, 2:00 PM

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