Cappella Romana Brings Byzantine Chant to the Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre

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Cappella Romana Brings Medieval Byzantine Chant to London

Byzantine Chant Mini-Symposium & Recital at the Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre
The Hellenic Centre

Cappella Romana, in collaboration with the School of Byzantine Music and the Archdiocese of Thyateira, presents a mini-symposium and recital of Byzantine chant. Leading liturgical scholars and musicologists from the UK and US discuss ‘The Musical Form of the Divine Liturgy’ in a short series of papers and a panel discussion aimed to reach a broad spectrum of the public, from early music enthusiasts, to liturgy scholars and enthusiasts, to students and practitioners of Byzantine chant. Topics covered will include the poetic and musical forms of Byzantine hymnography and music, the hermeneutics of Byzantine chant, and the adaptation of Byzantine chant into English. Following a short interval, the choir of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music, led by Fr. Joseph Paliouras, will participate in a short recital with Cappella Romana. The day will conclude with an informal reception.

Symposium Schedule:

  • 5:00 pm: Introductory Greetings
  • 5:30 pm: Papers and panel discussion
  • 7:00 pm: Interval – tea
  • 7:30 pm: Recital of Byzantine chant by Cappella Romana and the Choir of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Chant
  • 5:00 pm: Introductory Greetings
  • 5:30 pm: Papers and panel discussion
  • 7:00 pm: Interval – tea
  • 7:30 pm: Recital of Byzantine chant by Cappella Romana and the Choir of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Chant

Cappella Romana Recital at The Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 8:00 pm
The Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington St. Marylebone, London W1U 5AS
+44 20 7487 5060
Free admission, reservation recommended.