Dr. Lingas to give lecture for London’s Royal Academy: ‘Byzantine Psalmody to 1453’

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In conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, Byzantium 330-1453:

Dr Alexander Lingas, Senior Lecturer in Music at City University and founder and artistic director of Cappella Romana, will survey the development of liturgical music in Byzantium from its origins in the congregational psalmody of Late Antiquity to the ecstatic compositions of St John Koukouzeles and Manuel Chrysaphes in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. A small ensemble of accomplished Byzantine cantors (including Cappella Romana’s John Michael Boyer) will musically illustrate the presentation.

7 Nov 2008, 6:30pm, The College Chapel, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2

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