Tag: Spyridon Antonopoulos

  • Psaltikon: The Day of Resurrection

    Psaltikon: The Day of Resurrection

    The Historical Development of Easter The celebration of Easter (i.e., Pascha) for Orthodox Christians commences on Saturday morning with a Vesperal Liturgy that comprises psalms, hymns, and Old Testament readings, followed by the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Pascha is formally inaugurated several hours later, at midnight, in a rush of blazing candles, exuberant…

  • Spyridon Antonopoulos on Medieval Church Acoustics

    Spyridon Antonopoulos on Medieval Church Acoustics

    The Red Bull Music Academy features an interview with Cappella Romana’s own Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos and Emma Warren for an exploration of the transcendent impact and contemporary relevance of medieval acoustics: “‘Kalophonic music was more embellished and abstract,’ explains Antonopoulos. ‘There are entire compositions of just syllables. It’s an evolution where music seems to usurp…

  • Congratulations Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos

    Congratulations Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos

    All of us at Cappella Romana wish to congratulate Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos on his being awarded a PhD in Musicology at City University London today. He was advised (with a dissertation on the Byzantine composer and theorist Manuel Chrysaphes) by Cappella Romana’s founder and artistic director Dr. Alexander Lingas, who serves on the faculty at…