Help Cappella Romana Record “A Ukrainian Wedding”


Cappella Romana is thrilled to invite you to be part of making last season’s acclaimed program, A Ukrainian Wedding, a new recording to for the world to treasure!

This weekend, our concerts in Astoria on Friday, May 17, Lincoln City on Saturday, May 18, and in Portland on Sunday, May 19 are fundraisers for the recording sessions to make this beautiful program available to across the globe through Cappella Records in 2025!

But even if you are unable to attend in person, you can help make this recording a reality by making a gift, and selecting “A Ukrainian Wedding Recording” as the reason for the gift.

This Music Is For You!

A Ukrainian Wedding

ASTORIA

Friday 17 May 2024, 7:00 P.M.
Grace Episcopal Church

Lincoln City

Saturday 18 May 2024, 2:00 P.M.
Lincoln City Cultural Center

PORTLAND

Sunday 19 May 2024, 3:00 P.M.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox

sung by the women of Cappella Romana

Ukrainian American ethnomusicologist, folklorist, and singer Nadia Tarnawsky leads the women of Cappella Romana in village folk songs, sacred chants, and choral works for a Ukrainian wedding. She collected many of these songs in field work in Ukraine before the war.

A traditional Ukrainian wedding transpires over several days, comprised of numerous significant moments of transition. These include the arrival of the matchmakers, the engagement, the making of the wedding bread, the dressing of the bridal couple, the blessings bestowed by the parents, the ritual of marriage, the celebration, and saying farewell to the bride.

Each of these moments is accompanied by the singing of the women of the families and of the community.

Also features Ukrainian singers (refugees from the current war) Inna Kovtun and Hanna Tishchenko.

Nadia Tarnawsky, conductor and principal soloist


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