Tag: Robert Kyr

  • “The Green Patriarch,” Cappella Romana, And a Time For life

    “The Green Patriarch,” Cappella Romana, And a Time For life

    Before climate change became a pressing item on the global agenda, signs of human abuse of the natural environment had prompted efforts in religious communities throughout the world to recover spiritually grounded notions of human stewardship within creation. For Orthodox Christianity, this process began in earnest during the second half of the tenure of His […]

  • A Time For Life — Conclusion

    A Time For Life — Conclusion

    The final phase of the journey (Part III: Remembering) moves towards a hopeful future in which humanity serves as a responsible steward of the earth and thus realigns itself with the creative forces of existence. This journey is a spiritual one in which we remember our true responsibility of stewardship for the earth, and through […]

  • A Time For Life — Structure

    A Time For Life — Structure

    The composite text for A Time for Life was adapted from a wide range of sources that explore the relationship of humanity to nature. The work is structured in three large-scale parts, as follows: Part I: Creation In the first part, the nature of creation is celebrated through praise for the Creator and through rejoicing […]

  • A Time for Life — An Introduction

    A Time for Life — An Introduction

    One of the most urgent issues facing the world today is the ecological crisis caused by humanity’s inability to live in harmony with the natural world. My collaboration with Cappella Romana grew out of our mutual concern about this potentially catastrophic situation. After many discussions, I decided to create an environmental oratorio in order to […]

  • New Release — A Time For Life

    Now Available! A Time for Life: An Environmental Oratorio Robert Kyr Cappella Romana Third Angle New Music Commissioned by Cappella Romana and inspired by the initiatives of His All-Holiness +BARTHOLOMEW Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Robert Kyr’s A Time for Life explores the urgent issue of ecological crisis through texts from the Greek Orthodox Service of […]

  • TWO New Cappella Romana CDs in Just FIVE Days!

    TWO New Cappella Romana CDs in Just FIVE Days!

    We are officially FIVE days away from the release of TWO new Cappella Romana recordings! And the best part is, you can purchase BOTH recordings before they are officially released during this weekend’s concerts! Tikey Zes: Divine Liturgy Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. […]

  • Stream a track from “A Time For Life”

    Robert Kyr: A Time For Life — Part II. Forgetting — xiii. Witness VI: The Sacred Way Pre-Order Today! An environmental oratorio by composer Robert Kyr, commissioned by Cappella Romana in 2007 and now recorded for the first time, this work explores the urgent issue of ecological crisis caused by humanity’s inability to live in […]

  • Pre-Order November Releases Today!

    Pre-Order November Releases Today!

    Our two November releases are available for pre-order direct from CappellaRomana.com! Purchase today and orders will ship immediately upon release on November 12th! Tikey Zes: Divine Liturgy Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. This highly original Liturgy, which Zes dedicated to Cappella Romana, bears […]

  • Looking Back at A Time For Life

    Looking Back at A Time For Life

    As we look forward to our May 2014 performance of Robert Kyr’s A Time For Life with the Third Angle New Music Ensemble, have a look back at an Oregonian review of our world premiere concert: “During an hour of music, the eight excellent voices of Cappella Romana (sopranos DenBeste and Stephanie Kramer, altos Jo […]

  • Coming in May 2014 – A Time for Life

    Coming in May 2014 – A Time for Life

    Robert Kyr Robert Kyr: A Time For Life An Environmental Oratorio with Third Angle new Music Ensemble Just after Earth Day (April 22), Cappella Romana reprises the exciting and innovative work by Northwest composer Robert Kyr, A Time for Life, commissioned by Cappella Romana for its premiere in 2007. Kyr’s work is inspired by the […]

  • Meet Robert Kyr

    Meet Robert Kyr

    Photo taken from “Peace Work” (Portland Monthly)Photo by Stuart Mullenberg Tomorrow (Friday, May 18th), Cappella Romana will kick off the weekend’s Be Radiant, O Peoples! series, and will be premiering works based around the Easter Canon of St. John of Damascus from contemporary composers. One of these works is by the prolific composer Robert Kyr, […]