Fanfare Magazine reviews Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium and Live in Greece!

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A double-feature Fanfare review by J.F. Weber features our LIVE IN GREECE and Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium recordings.

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“The chants for these two services come from a variety of sources in or close to the 14th century, including works by such well-known composers as John Koukouzeles and Manuel Chrysaphes. The choir of eight men sings with deep-throated conviction and a solemnity that preserves the forward motion of the works. Ison is audible but not overpowering. The commendable aspect of this disc is the antiquity of the chants. For every disc I have of Byzantine chant before the 17th century, there must be 30 from later eras…” —J.F. Weber

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LIVE IN GREECE

“This time, a mixed choir of 10 voices performs this varied program with such subtlety, tonal beauty, and concentration that the American choir must have been keenly aware of the audience that they were singing for. People who own the Byzantine liturgy needed to be convinced. It’s like the Chicago Symphony playing Mahler in Vienna: What a brass section! … These are two more Cappella Romana programs that offer imaginative views of Byzantine chant.” —J.F. Weber

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Oregon Arts Watch LIVE IN GREECE Concert Review

Oregon Arts Watch has a review up for last weekend’s LIVE IN GREECE concerts:

“Suddenly, just over my right shoulder, the pure, radiant tones of the opening Processional Introit burst forth as Cappella Romana advanced up the center aisle of Portland’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral from the back, two by two. For the next two hours last Sunday afternoon, I thought of nothing but music. No plans, no regrets, no future, no past, and definitely no human vocal frailty — the group gave me no opportunity — just music.

“As I walked out into the Oregon sunshine afterward — and I mean it, I’m not speaking in Oregonian code for rain here — it was the memory and message of divine love in this work which kept on singing inside me, thanks in no small part to Cappella Romana’s devoted performance.” — Jeff Winslow, Oregon Arts Watch

Read the full rave review on www.orartswatch.org!

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LIVE IN GREECE: Apolytikion of the Holy Cross

Music: Communion for Sundays “Praise the Lord”
Composer: Steven Cardiasmenos
Artists: Cappella Romana
Performed live in the Church of the Life-Giving Spring
Aspro Chorio, Paros, Greece
September 2011

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June 15-16 Cappella Romana Presents — Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Join Cappella Romana on a 1,000-year journey from Constantinople to California. Ancient Byzantine chants mark the point of departure for musical encounters with Crusaders and Venetians. East meets West again at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where Frank Desby founded a tradition, continued by his Californian peers, of Greek- American choral music. The tour comes full circle with the mystical ecstasy of Radiant Cloud, a sonic icon of the Transfiguration by Athenian composer Michael Adamis.

In September 2011 Cappella Romana toured Greece for the first time, performing this program at the international Sacred Music Festival of Patmos (Φεστιβάλ Φρησκευτικής Μουσικής Πάτμου), and on the island of Paros at the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors and in the village church of Áspro Chorió, where the ensemble also recorded a new disc, “Cappella Romana Live in Greece.”

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fathers of all kinds receive a free CD of the Live In Greece: From Constantinople to California program when you attend a full Cappella Romana concert.

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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Sunday, June 16 – 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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LIVE IN GREECE: Communion for Sundays

Music: Communion for Sundays “Praise the Lord”
Composer: Steven Cardiasmenos
Artists: Cappella Romana
Performed live in the Church of the Life-Giving Spring
Aspro Chorio, Paros, Greece
September 2011

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June 15-16 Cappella Romana Presents — Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Join Cappella Romana on a 1,000-year journey from Constantinople to California. Ancient Byzantine chants mark the point of departure for musical encounters with Crusaders and Venetians. East meets West again at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where Frank Desby founded a tradition, continued by his Californian peers, of Greek- American choral music. The tour comes full circle with the mystical ecstasy of Radiant Cloud, a sonic icon of the Transfiguration by Athenian composer Michael Adamis.

In September 2011 Cappella Romana toured Greece for the first time, performing this program at the international Sacred Music Festival of Patmos (Φεστιβάλ Φρησκευτικής Μουσικής Πάτμου), and on the island of Paros at the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors and in the village church of Áspro Chorió, where the ensemble also recorded a new disc, “Cappella Romana Live in Greece.”

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fathers of all kinds receive a free CD of the Live In Greece: From Constantinople to California program when you attend a full Cappella Romana concert.

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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Sunday, June 16 – 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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LIVE IN GREECE: First Ode of the Canon Video

Music: First Ode of the Canon (From the Great Supplicatory Service to the Mother of God)
Composer: Michael Adamis
Artists: Cappella Romana
Performed in the 6th-century baptistery of the Church of 100 Doors (The Ekatontapiliani on the Island of Paros)

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June 15-16 Cappella Romana Presents — Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Join Cappella Romana on a 1,000-year journey from Constantinople to California. Ancient Byzantine chants mark the point of departure for musical encounters with Crusaders and Venetians. East meets West again at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where Frank Desby founded a tradition, continued by his Californian peers, of Greek- American choral music. The tour comes full circle with the mystical ecstasy of Radiant Cloud, a sonic icon of the Transfiguration by Athenian composer Michael Adamis.

In September 2011 Cappella Romana toured Greece for the first time, performing this program at the international Sacred Music Festival of Patmos (Φεστιβάλ Φρησκευτικής Μουσικής Πάτμου), and on the island of Paros at the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors and in the village church of Áspro Chorió, where the ensemble also recorded a new disc, “Cappella Romana Live in Greece.”

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fathers of all kinds receive a free CD of the Live In Greece: From Constantinople to California program when you attend a full Cappella Romana concert.

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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Sunday, June 16 – 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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Portland Monthly Picks Live In Greece

We aren’t the only ones excited about next weekend’s Live In Greece performances. Portland Monthly has chosen next Sunday’s concert at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral as an “Editor’s Pick!”

June 15-16 Cappella Romana Presents — Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Join Cappella Romana on a 1,000-year journey from Constantinople to California. Ancient Byzantine chants mark the point of departure for musical encounters with Crusaders and Venetians. East meets West again at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where Frank Desby founded a tradition, continued by his Californian peers, of Greek- American choral music. The tour comes full circle with the mystical ecstasy of Radiant Cloud, a sonic icon of the Transfiguration by Athenian composer Michael Adamis.

In September 2011 Cappella Romana toured Greece for the first time, performing this program at the international Sacred Music Festival of Patmos (Φεστιβάλ Φρησκευτικής Μουσικής Πάτμου), and on the island of Paros at the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors and in the village church of Áspro Chorió, where the ensemble also recorded a new disc, “Cappella Romana Live in Greece.”

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fathers of all kinds receive a free CD of the Live In Greece: From Constantinople to California program when you attend a full Cappella Romana concert.

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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Sunday, June 16 – 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Click for Tickets

Cappella Romana Father’s Day Weekend Special!

Celebrate Father’s Day With Cappella Romana!

FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL: Fathers of all kinds receive a free CD of the Live In Greece: From Constantinople to California program when you attend a full Cappella Romana concert.

June 15-16 Cappella Romana Presents — Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Join Cappella Romana on a 1,000-year journey from Constantinople to California. Ancient Byzantine chants mark the point of departure for musical encounters with Crusaders and Venetians. East meets West again at St. Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, where Frank Desby founded a tradition, continued by his Californian peers, of Greek- American choral music. The tour comes full circle with the mystical ecstasy of Radiant Cloud, a sonic icon of the Transfiguration by Athenian composer Michael Adamis.

In September 2011 Cappella Romana toured Greece for the first time, performing this program at the international Sacred Music Festival of Patmos (Φεστιβάλ Φρησκευτικής Μουσικής Πάτμου), and on the island of Paros at the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors and in the village church of Áspro Chorió, where the ensemble also recorded a new disc, “Cappella Romana Live in Greece.”

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

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Sunday, June 16 – 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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Cappella Romana European Tour Goes To Greece

After stops in England and Germany, the Cappella Romana European Tour heads to Greece!

Schedule:

May 19
(Patras)
Holy Metropolitan Church of the Annunciation
Ιερός Μητροπολιτικός Ναός Ευαγγελιστρίας
20:00

May 20
(Athens)

Master class at The American College of Greece
Monday, 20 May
16:00

“Cotsen Hall” – The American School of Classical Studies
“Cotsen Hall” – Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασσικών Σπουδών
20:30

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Mark Powell Talks LIVE IN GREECE

Cappella Romana Executive Director, Mark Powell, joined the Everyday Opera Network’s “New Classical Order” podcast to talk about the contemporary works on LIVE IN GREECE: From Constantinople to California.

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Cyber Monday on CappellaRomana.Org

Capella Romana launches Cyber Monday Sale – for the entire week!

Order Two or More CDs and get 50% Off your Entire Order on CappellaRomana.org!

Add your items to the cart and use promo code “2for1

Offer ends Friday, November 30th at Midnight

This includes our two recent releases Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium and LIVE IN GREECE: From Constantinople to California AND our latest Christmas recording Kontakion on the Nativity of Christ!

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