Tag: Oregon Arts Watch

  • Oregon Arts Watch Autumn Preview

    Oregon Arts Watch Autumn Preview

    Oregon Arts Watch has published its Autumn 2022 Choral Preview, and we are thrilled to see our two upcoming performances included! “Cappella Romana‘s season premiere concert stands alone. The title piece, Heaven and Earth, was written by six composers, CR Associate Conductor John Michael Boyer among them – a unique collaborative effort premiered by Cappella Romana in […]

  • Christmas in Ukraine is “a breath of life”

    Christmas in Ukraine is “a breath of life”

    Oregon ArtsWatch‘s Friderike Heuer reviewed the Portland performance of Christmas in Ukraine. See a video from the performance along with the review and get your January 5th San Francisco tickets while you can! “The superb vocal ensemble’s ‘Christmas in Ukraine’ was ancient and modern and a breath of life… Cappella Romana opened its 2018/19 season announcement […]

  • Oregon Arts Watch Review for “A Song of Creation”

    Oregon Arts Watch Review for “A Song of Creation”

    Cappella Romana’s performance…was an electrifying, bristlingly intense superabundance of laser-beam monody and…florid counterpoint in the Eastern Orthodox style. … Here, the modern music was a vivid variety of sacred choral music by contemporary composers Matthew Arndt, John Michael Boyer, Alexander Khalil, Kurt Sander, Richard Toensing, and Tikey Zes. The six composers, according to the program, […]

  • Oregon ArtsWatch on The Tudor Choir

    Oregon ArtsWatch on The Tudor Choir

    “The Tudor Choir re-opened for business this month. On hiatus since 2015, the ensemble presented one concert in their hometown of Seattle and two more in the Portland Metro area, at St. Mary’s Cathedral and in Hillsboro’s St. Matthew’s Church. The latter is a wonderfully accessible venue with a reverberant acoustic, challenging but with potential […]

  • Oregon Arts Watch Reviews Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

    Oregon Arts Watch Reviews Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

    Oregon ArtsWatch critic Bob Hicks attended Sunday’s All-Night Vigil concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral and took a visit to an undiscovered country: “And that, it struck me, gets to the true meaning of “classic”: not a time period or a signifier of something ancient and therefore not quite relevant, but something that remains young and […]

  • Oregon Arts Watch Reviews A Time for Life

    Oregon Arts Watch Reviews A Time for Life

    Oregon Arts Watch with a review from our A Time For Life concert in Portland: “… Kyr’s work really shines in the atmosphere it creates. The very beginning is understated, with strings alone. But as the voices come in, starting with the low tenor, the string harmony starts to take flight. A haunting spirituality arises, […]

  • Oregon ArtsWatch Reviews Arctic Light Concert

    Oregon ArtsWatch Reviews Arctic Light Concert

    Oregon ArtsWatch was tempted to “proclaim Cappella Romana as the best choral group in Portland” after our Arctic Light concert! Read a few quotes below and then check out the full review at orartswatch.org. If you weren’t able to attend, don’t forget you can pre-order the CD the recording today! “The blockbuster of the evening […]

  • Oregon Arts Watch LIVE IN GREECE Concert Review

    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 […]

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