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Alexander Lingas led singers from Cappella Romana in a performance of music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Maximilian Steinberg on AllClassical FM yesterday (2/4), and if you missed it, you’re in luck as you can listen on the Thursdays@Three Archive!

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Cappella Romana presents Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week, a collection of choral hymns for Holy Week in the Russian Orthodox tradition. The last major sacred work to be composed following the imposition of Communism, Passion Week continues the movement in early 20th-century Russia that sought to give new birth to its spiritual and musical roots. Steinberg became the student and son-in-law of Rimsky-Korsakov, a classmate of Stravinsky, and the teacher of Shostakovich.

Seattle

Friday, 12 February 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 13 February 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 14 February 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Cappella Romana To Perform at International Music Symposium

2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium

2016 Pan-Orthodox Music SymposiumCappella Romana presents a special concert of Orthodox liturgical hymns under the direction of Fr. Ivan Moody during the 2016 Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium

The International Society for Orthodox Church Music is pleased to announce that the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana will present a special concert of Orthodox liturgical hymns in Minneapolis as part of the Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium. The concert, under Father Ivan’s direction, will feature the extraordinary Opelo (Requiem) by Stevan Hristić, Peter Mirolybov’s Exapostilarion for the Dormition, and works by Father Ivan himself, Kurt Sander, Father Glagolev and Tikey Zes. The program will showcase the breadth of creativity found in Orthodox liturgical music from the Byzantine and Slavic traditions to more modern settings from Finland and America.

The selections which Cappella Romana will perform reflect the sense of creativity and diversity reflect the mission of the ISOCM and the success of its conferences and gatherings. “Past ISOCM events have proved that bringing together musicians from different traditions and different countries is a uniquely effective way of effecting a pan-Orthodox witness both to the universality of the faith and the diversity of its traditions,” said Father Ivan.

Find out more at www.orthodoxmusicsymposium.org

Five Stars for Cyprus from Audiophile Audition!

Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West

Cyprus: Between Greek East & Latin WestAudiophile Audition‘s Steven Ritter gives Cyprus: Between Greek East & Latin West a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating!

“Hearing this Orthodox and Roman Catholic music side-by-side is quite enlightening. Saturate yourself in either for about an hour and then switch for another hour, and you’ll swear they are the most disparate genres ever. Listen to both, sometimes alternating as here, and the similarities are striking. … Cappella Romana is at its sterling best, well-disciplined and highly focused readings of authority, clarity, and, most importantly, genuine empathy and feeling. Couple that with ingratiating sound and you have a highly desirable disc.” —Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition

Read the full ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review on AudAud.com!

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Cappella Romana LIVE on AllClassical Portland

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Cappella Romana - Good Friday in JerusalemFebruary 4th, 2016, Alexander Lingas will lead seven Capella Romana singers and the award-winning Lee Trio in a LIVE broadcast performance of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Maximilian Steinberg during AllClassical FM’s Thursdays @ Three program!

All Classical FM Thursdays @ Three:

Each week, All Classical Portland presents Thursdays @ Three, live broadcast concerts showcasing local musicians, arts partners, and visiting artists. Senior Announcer Robert McBride hosts the lively format of music-making and conversation for members of an intimate studio audience. That’s what we call Building Cultural Community!

Thursdays @ Three concerts are broadcast live and in real time from our studios in the Hampton Opera Center, and programs last about an hour.

Find out more information, including how to join the live studio audience at www.allclassical.org!

Double Your Year-End Gift!

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Every dollar you donate by midnight, December 31 will double to $2 to support Cappella Romana — until the total fund of $25,000 is matched.

That means if you give $50, that’s $100 to cover costs and to keep Cappella Romana strong and in the black! If you can give $100, it becomes $200. Any amount, large or small or in between, will double.

Cappella Romana depends on the above-and-beyond generosity of people like you. People who love this unique and powerful music — and who appreciate the joy of giving.

Now is a great time for you to think about one last donation of the year. Give by midnight December 31, and it’s tax deductible for 2015. Thanks so much for caring, and I hope you have a great New Year!

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Cappella Romana on King FM NW Focus

Epiphany (2001)

Epiphany (2001)Seattle’s Classical King FM 98.1 will feature Cappella Romana recordings during their NW Focus program this week in the lead up to Friday night’s Epiphany performance at Seattle’s Blessed Sacrament Church:

Broadcast Schedule:

Monday, Dec. 28
Tikey Zes: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Cappella Romana’s recording) at approximately 8:16pm

Tuesday, Dec 29
Chrysaphes: Lament for the Fall of Constantinople (Cappella Romana’s recording) at approximately 8:47pm

Wednesday, Dec 30
Moody: The Apostles (Cappella Romana’s recording) at approximately 9:31pm

Thursday, Dec 31
Kyr: A Time for Life – An Environmental Oratorio (Cappella Romana’s recording) at approximately 9:02pm

Epiphany

Seattle

Friday, 1 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 2 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 3 Jan. 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Stirring. Meditative. Powerful.

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Let yourself be swept away by the power of ancient chant for Epiphany

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Alexander Lingas conducting the Epiphany program in 2001

New Year’s Weekend

Epiphany: Medieval Byzantine & Old Roman Chant

Cappella Romana’s specialist ensemble of Byzantine cantors perform Epiphany: a program of Medieval hymns and psalms for the feast of Epiphany, including examples sung directly from 11th-century manuscripts. The program was the first all-chant concert given by Cappella Romana and premiered to sold out audiences during the 10th Anniversary Season in 2001.

Seattle

Friday, 1 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 2 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 3 Jan. 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Artslandia Reviews Handel’s Messiah

Handel's Messiah with Monica Huggett conducting

Handel's Messiah with Monica Huggett conducting

“…since 2010 the choruses have been sung by Cappella Romana, the city’s finest choir.… Given their long experience with the piece (and a wide range of other music besides), Cappella Romana was unsurprisingly terrific; their performance was a model of Handel performance and worth the price of admission on its own. Within and across sections, blend and intonation were impeccable, and attention to the text so careful you could have taken dictation. Some moments—“For unto us a child is born,” for example, were pure choral pleasure, while others, such as “Let all the angels” and “The Lord gave the word,” conveyed the implacable force of a fiery sermon.” —James McQuillen, Artslandia

Read the full review on artslandia.com

Steinberg: Passion Week a Gramophone Recording of the Year

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

Steinberg: Passion WeekGramophone Magazine released their 2015 Recordings of the Year issue and included our Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week recording!

“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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Today through noon on Thursday, December 17th get 25% Off Sections A & B with coupon code EARLYMUSIC for our Epiphany: Medieval Byzantine & Old Roman Chant performances!

This program, which was the first all-chant concert ever given by Cappella Romana (to sold-out audiences in 2001), features Cappella Romana’s specialist ensemble of Byzantine cantors singing a program of Medieval hymns and psalms for the feast of Epiphany. These performance include examples of Byzantine chant in Greek from Hagia Sophia and from Palestine, and selections in Latin of Old Roman Chant sung directly from 11th-century manuscripts.

Seattle

Friday, 1 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 2 Jan. 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 3 Jan. 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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