Cyprus Recording Session Photos

A look at the first night of Cappella Romana’s Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West recording sessions:

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Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West

To this day, the island of Cyprus stands at a crossroads between East and West. Alexander Lingas leads Cappella Romana in an intrepid exploration of Cypriot music in both Byzantine and Western styles, including refined ars subtilior music composed for the Royal Court of Cyprus (c. 1308-1432) from the manuscript J.II.9 housed at the University of Turin.

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Seattle

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Friday, 13 Nov. 2015, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

Portland

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Saturday, 14 Nov. 2015, 7:30pm
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Sunday, 15 Nov. 2015, 2:30pm
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Gramophone Magazine Names Steinberg: Passion Week An Editor’s Choice!

Steinberg: Passion WeekGramophone Magazine names our new Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week recording an August Editor’s Choice!

“This important and exciting release from the Portland, Oregon-based 26-strong chamber choir is a notable successor to their ‘Good Friday in Jerusalem’ disc (5/15). … This recording closely followed what is believed to have been the premiere complete performance by these forces. … The a cappella textures spread variously and luxuriantly into 12 parts, requiring, as might be expected, the sopranos to soar with jewel-like brilliance and the basses to delve to their reedy subterranean depths. Cappella Romana cope with all of this with an eloquent brilliance, singing with tremendous relish, as though this obscure masterpiece had been in their repertory for years. Their unanimity of attack and fastidious approach to dynamic contrasts are just two hallmarks of an outstanding achievement. Hats off, too, to Preston Smith and Steve Barnett for their superb engineering and production. …the finest advocacy from these fine musicians. This is definitely a disc to savour.” —Malcolm Riley, Gramophone Magazine

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Cyprus Recording Rehearsals

Enjoy some photos from our rehearsals as we prepare to record our Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West program this week:

Also, enjoy a look back at our 2008 Cyprus rehearsals:

Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West

To this day, the island of Cyprus stands at a crossroads between East and West. Alexander Lingas leads Cappella Romana in an intrepid exploration of Cypriot music in both Byzantine and Western styles, including refined ars subtilior music composed for the Royal Court of Cyprus (c. 1308-1432) from the manuscript J.II.9 housed at the University of Turin.

2015 Concert Series:

Seattle

Subscribe: Seattle
Single Tickets available August 1st.

Friday, 13 Nov. 2015, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

Portland

Subscribe: Portland
Single Tickets available August 1st.

Saturday, 14 Nov. 2015, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral


Sunday, 15 Nov. 2015, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Now Playing on YouTube — Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Listen to our new Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week recording on YouTube!

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Support What You Love

In our final day (June 30), we have less than $5000 left to reach our fiscal year-end goal. Will you make a gift today to support the music you love?

Beginning this year, we have a set of new benefits for all donors. Give $100, for example, and receive two passes to our new behind-the-scenes series of Patron Rehearsals! Give $500 and receive an exclusive invitation to our first-annual Constantinople Society Concert & Reception. Or, opt to start automatic monthly payments in the amount of your choice.

Please do what you can today – every little bit gets us one step closer to our goal. Just two days left, and we need your help!

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Flashback Friday – Remember that moment…

Think back. Can you hear the sound? The one that took your breath away? What was the Cappella Romana moment that moved you the most? Just enjoy that memory for a moment and read on to learn how to help Cappella Romana create more moments like that one.

Your gift to the Annual Fund makes possible everything we do, and we need your help today. Cappella Romana has accomplished great things and increased its impact both locally and internationally. Thank you for being a part of that growth! Now we have new goals to achieve, new research to conduct, and new music to perform and record for you.

Make your contribution to our Annual Fund by June 30th and be part of our next chapter, too. I promise there will be more of those moments you won’t forget.

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Planet Hugill Reviews Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Steinberg: Passion WeekRobert Hugill has a new review for our “Remarkable re-discovery” of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week:

“Musically it is very much in the same genre as Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil (Vespers), the chant in Steinberg’s work has similar recognisable outlines. Steinberg’s harmony is more classical…and the chants stand out more in Steinberg. …Quite romantic in texture, it is approached in a similar vein by the choir which gives a beautiful shapeliness to phrases, and a nice clarity.… [There are] some ravishing moments such as the trio No. 8 Exaposteilarion: The Wise Thief and the fine tenor solo in No.9 Canon, Ode 9, Heirmos: Do not weep for me mother. I was struck by Alexander Lingas’ very steady tempos… The pairing with the Rimsky-Korsakov provides some very beautiful singing and a further illuminating glimpse into the history of Russian sacred music. … [Cappella Romana is] clearly a very capable and flexible choir and anyone interested in Orthodox and Byzantine chant should keep an eye open for them. Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week is a major work which deserves to be better known. … Alexander Lingas and Capella Romana are to be congratulated on their scholarship in recovering the work, and their fine recording.” —Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

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New Benefits for Donors! Featuring Passes for Cappella Romana Patron Rehearsals

Have you seen our new donor benefits? One of the highlights for donors at the Litany level and above ($100 or more) is two passes to our brand new series of Patron Rehearsals in Seattle and Portland! Go behind the scenes with the artists of Cappella Romana as they work through the final stages of a program. The first Patron Rehearsal is July 16th in Portland, during the recording of the program Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West. Make your gift today to receive your passes, and stay tuned for details about our first Patron Rehearsal in Seattle. See all of the great benefits of giving to Cappella Romana on our Support page.

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Good Friday In Jerusalem in Early Music Review

Good Friday In Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

“Alexander Lingas, in collaboration with Ioannis Arvanitis, is fortunate in being able to reify his archival researches into Medieval Byzantine chant by means of Cappella Romana’s fine musical skills and their recording team. … we can rejoice that these rites are preserved from a Holy Land now surrounded by architectural, human and cultural destruction.” —Diana Maynard, Early Music Review

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