Concerts

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2015-2016 Season – 24th Annual Northwest Series

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Seattle Concerts

Portland Concerts

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

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Cappella Romana’s 24th Annual Season opens with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s monumental All-Night Vigil (also known as the Vespers), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its premiere in 1915. Impassioned and hauntingly beautiful, the All-Night Vigil is a pinnacle of the Russian choral repertoire.

Friday, 11 September, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

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Cappella Romana’s 24th Annual Season opens with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s monumental All-Night Vigil (also known as the Vespers), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its premiere in 1915. Impassioned and hauntingly beautiful, the All-Night Vigil is a pinnacle of the Russian choral repertoire.

Saturday, 12 September, 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Sunday, 13 September, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral


Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West

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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. WITH CD RELEASE!

Friday, 13 November, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

Cyprus: Greek East & Latin West

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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. WITH CD RELEASE.

Saturday, 14 November, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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


Epiphany: Medieval Byzantine & Old-Roman Chant

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This program 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.

Friday, 1 January, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

Epiphany: Medieval Byzantine & Old-Roman Chant

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This program 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.

Saturday, 2 January, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, 3 January, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral


Passion Week by Maximilian Steinberg

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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.

Friday, 12 February, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

Passion Week by Maximilian Steinberg

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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.

Saturday, 13 February, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, 14 February, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral


New Mystics from East & West

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Our 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 five the music of each an unmistakably mystical quality.

Friday, 13 May, 7:30pm
Blessed Sacrament

New Mystics from East & West

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Our 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 five the music of each an unmistakably mystical quality.

Saturday, 14 May, 7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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


Portland Subs ImageSeattle Subs ImageAlexander Lingas and Cappella Romana have established themselves as global leaders in the music of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music: praise and worship music perhaps as you’ve never heard before. Cappella Romana performs worldwide on tour and presents an annual series of classical music concerts in both Portland and Seattle in the Pacific Northwest.

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