Tag: Robert Kyr

  • Robert Kyr Discusses His All-Night Vigil

    Robert Kyr Discusses His All-Night Vigil

    Richard Barrett interviewed composer Robert Kyr about his new “All-Night Vigil” which Cappella Romana will premiere on November 11–13 in Seattle and Portland: Robert kyr: All-Night Vigil in English Seattle Friday 11 November 2022, 7:30 P.M.St. James Cathedral Portland Saturday 12 November 2022, 8:00 P.M.St. Mary’s Cathedral Portland Sunday 13 November 2022, 3:00 P.M.Our Lady […]

  • Announcing Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil

    Announcing Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil

    Cappella Records is pleased to announce the November 11, 2022 release of the ALL-NIGHT VIGIL by award-winning American composer ROBERT KYR. Performed by Cappella Romana and directed by its founder and music director Alexander Lingas, this is Cappella Romana’s 29th recording release. Cappella Romana launches this world premiere recording with the world premiere performances in Seattle and Portland, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cappella Romana Aims to Reschedule Concert before His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch

    Cappella Romana Aims to Reschedule Concert before His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch

    In February of this year, Cappella Romana received an invitation from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to sing for His All-Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch. The concert was to take place in May at the University of Notre Dame where the “Green Patriarch” was to receive an honorary […]

  • Robert Kyr Receives Arts and Letters Award

    Robert Kyr Receives Arts and Letters Award

    A Time For Life composer Robert Kyr has been awarded the prestigious Arts and Letters Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award honors outstanding artistic achievement by a composer who has arrived at his or her own artistic voice. In addition to an honorarium, the award offers funds toward music […]

  • MusicWeb International Reviews A Time For Life

    MusicWeb International Reviews A Time For Life

    Brian Reinhart of MusicWeb International reviews the new Cappella Romana release, A Time For Life: “There can be no questioning Kyr’s skill as a composer. Just listen to the first five minutes, as singers enter one-by-one — there are only eight — to the accompaniment of a single solitary cello. Many writers would need half […]

  • 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, […]

  • Throwback Thursday — A Time for Life a Best of 2007

    Throwback Thursday — A Time for Life a Best of 2007

    A little “Throwback Thursday” post — The Oregonian world premiere performance of Robert Kyr’s A Time for Life named a “Best of 2007” by critic David Stabler: “Robert Kyr, among the country’s more socially active composers, mourned our planet with a gorgeous environmental oratorio that flooded St. Mary’s Cathedral with rapturous lyricism and a whiff […]

  • The Oregonian Names “A Time For Life” A Portland Best

    The Oregonian Names “A Time For Life” A Portland Best

    The Oregonian‘s David Stabler released a list of top spring arts events for Portland, and next weekend’s performance of Robert Kyr’s A Time For Life is a “second season” best! “Kyr’s environmental oratorio weeps for the earth. In our vast and seemingly hopeless effort to save the planet, ‘A Time for Life’ is a note […]

  • Fanfare Interviews Robert Kyr

    Fanfare Interviews Robert Kyr

    Fanfare Magazine has a grand interview with composer Robert Kyr about his new Cappella Romana CD, A Time For Life. Read an excerpt from the interview, “The Joy of Creation” below and visit the Fanfare Archives for the full piece: Fanfare: A Time for Life is one of a number of your pieces inspired by […]

  • Fanfare Reviews “A Time for Life”

    Fanfare Reviews “A Time for Life”

    Fanfare Magazine has a new review for our Robert Kyr: A Time for Life release: “This is my first exposure to the music of Robert Kyr (born 1952). I hope it not to be my last. The idea of a pan-religious frame of reference to address man’s ecological concerns is an attractive one, and it […]

  • New Review for Robert Kyr: A Time for Life

    Richard Barrett of the Leitourgei ka Qurbana blog has a new review for our Robert Kyr: A Time for Life release. “I am not otherwise familiar with the work of Robert Kyr, but this intriguing collaboration with Cappella Romana and the Third Angle New Music String Quartet (actually a trio) makes me very curious to […]

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