Concerts

Looking Back On Cappella Romana’s Germany Tour

Cappella Romana in Konstanz

A look back at Cappella Romana’s Konstanz and Otterberg, Germany performances:

Rehearsing in Konstanz!

Cappella Romana in Konstanz

Rehearsing our Fall of Constantinople program in a room built in the same year (1453) as the actual event:

Cappella Romana in Germany

Konstanz Konzilstadt

Friday, Sept 30, 8pm
Münster Konstanz
Konstanz, DE
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Otterberg Abbey

Sunday, Oct 2, 8pm
Otterberg Abbey
Otterberg, DE
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The Oregonian Explores Cappella Romana’s History

cr-featured-25thBrett Campbell explores Cappella Romana’s history in The Oregonian before this weekend’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations:

“When Alexander Lingas moved to San Francisco in 1990, the Greek Orthodox cathedral where he’d just been appointed associate cantor lay in ruins, devastated by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Lingas wanted to help the church rebuild – and the only contribution he could offer was music.

The Portland native had sung in his Greek Orthodox church, with local choir Cantores in Ecclesia and with the Portland State Chamber Choir. So he and his Portland musical friends piled into a van and headed south to perform a benefit concert. The church offered them lodging and a lavish, post-concert spaghetti dinner with freshly cured Greek olives.

After hearing the Northwesterners sing Greek Orthodox music from ancient Byzantium as well as contemporary Greek-American composers and more, nearly 300 listeners donated money for cathedral reconstruction. Lingas and friends decided to keep making music.…” —Brett Campbell, The Oregonian

Read the full piece on OregonLive.com

Orthodox Music: Ancient & Modern

25th Anniversary Celebration!

Orthodox Music: Ancient And Modern

A reprise of Cappella Romana’s 1991 début performance, including selections from the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, rarely heard Byzantine chants from Constantinople, and Greek American choral works.

Seattle
Friday 23 September, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral

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Followed by A Night on the Aegean Gala Reception

Portland
Saturday 24 September, 4:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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Followed by A Night on the Aegean Gala Dinner & Auction

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A Night on the Aegean: 25th Anniversary Gala

Following Orthodox Music: Ancient & Modern the opening performance of Cappella Romana’s 2016-17 Season

Seattle
Friday, September 23, 2016
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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Portland
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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Liège Performance On Demand!

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Cappella Romana’s 3 September concert in Liège of cultural encounters between Venice and its Greek colonies is now available courtesy of Belgian Radio’s on-demand Musiq3 Service:

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Photos from Namur

Information from the performance in Namur.

These engagements were supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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Artslandia Interviews Alexander Lingas

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Listen to Artslandia’s Susannah Mars interview with Alexander Lingas about our 25th Anniversary and this weekend’s ‪‎New Mystics‬ program on “Adventures in Artslandia”:

New Mystics From East & West

Mystical - Adamis MacMillan Kontoglou iconOur season closes with a program of music by two important modern voices: the Greek Orthodox composer Michael Adamis and Scottish Catholic James MacMillan. The choral works of both composers share a deeply personal quality and a rare devotion to ancient chant: Byzantine for Adamis and Gregorian for MacMillan. Colorful sonorities and intricate structures give the music of each an unmistakably mystical quality.

Seattle

Friday, 13 May 2016, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament
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Portland

Saturday, 14 May 2016, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
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Sunday, 15 May 2016, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral
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Stirring. Meditative. Powerful.

Epiphany

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

Epiphany

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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The Messiah in Willamette Week

Messiah Rehearsal with Monica Huggett
Messiah Rehearsal with Monica Huggett

Messiah Rehearsal with Monica Huggett

Willamette Week calls our performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra the “True Messiah” for Portlanders this Christmas 2015:

“…if you want the true messianic experience that’s closest to what the composer intended and its first audiences actually heard, you’ll go for Portland Baroque Orchestra’s annual complete version, performed on replicas of instruments of the Baroque era…and in the styles and tunings of the time. They’ll be augmented by the superb local singers of Cappella Romana and a quartet of well-regarded guest vocal soloists, including Portland Opera’s Hanna Penn.” —Brett Campbell, Willamette Week

Tickets:

Fri 11 Dec 07:30PM
First Baptist Church
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Sat 12 Dec 07:30PM
First Baptist Church
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Sun 13 Dec 04:00PM
First Baptist Church
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Preview The Rose Ensemble!

Preview the Rose Ensemble before their Sunday concert in Portland:

Cappella Romana Presents The Rose Ensemble

The Rose EnsembleSunday, November 22nd – 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Portland
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Cappella Romana presents The Rose Ensemble from Minneapolis, MN for one night only in Portland. The Rose Ensemble performs the program Il Poverello, a journey across the rustic countryside of Umbria and Tuscany to the spectacular churches of Florence and Rome. This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and light-hearted readings about or written by Francis himself.