Concerts

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2014-2015 Season – 23rd Annual Northwest Series

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Special Concerts & Tours

Seattle Concerts

The Fall of Constantinople

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The Utrecht Early Music Festival, the most important event of its kind in the world, presents Cappella Romana on September 7, 2014 with the program “The Fall of Constantinople.” Join the ensemble on Labor Day weekend just before its European tour as it explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium—with majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of political and religious divisions.

Friday, 29 August, 2014, 8:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish

Sacred Songs of Serbia

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Musicologist and conductor Bogdan Đaković makes his US début with Cappella Romana leading a program of beautiful works from the Serbian Orthodox tradition. Dr. Đaković makes his home in Serbia’s historically turbulent northern region, which for generations has been subject to competing cultural influences. He has devoted his career to exploring the meeting of East and West in Serbian choral music. His program presents traditional Eastern Orthodox sources filtered through Western European musical colors and techniques, creating works of resplendent beauty.

Friday, 24 October 2014, 8:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish

Echoes of the Renaissance

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Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season. Preceding the Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.

“Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.”—Fanfare

Friday, 9 January 2015, 8:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish

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Good Friday in Jerusalem

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Cappella Romana releases its 21st recording with these performances of music for Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem. Hear Medieval Byzantine chant, the fraternal repertoire to Latin chant in the West, composed for 8th and 9th-century celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Hymns from the seventh to the ninth centuries by Jerusalem’s great church fathers—Patriarch Sophronios, Kosmas the Melodist, and Saint John Damascene—include the famous Orthodox hymn “Semeron krematai” (“Today He who is hung upon the tree”) sung to its original medieval melody.

Friday, 6 February 2015, 8:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish

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From Darkness to Light

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Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Verses (Stikhi Pokayanniye) is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words. Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with Diptych by Galina Grigorjeva and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.

Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
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Portland Concerts

The Fall of Constantinople

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The Utrecht Early Music Festival, the most important event of its kind in the world, presents Cappella Romana on September 7, 2014 with the program “The Fall of Constantinople.” Join the ensemble on Labor Day weekend just before its European tour as it explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium—with majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of political and religious divisions.

Saturday, 30 August, 2014, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Sacred Songs of Serbia

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Musicologist and conductor Bogdan Đaković makes his US début with Cappella Romana leading a program of beautiful works from the Serbian Orthodox tradition. Dr. Đaković makes his home in Serbia’s historically turbulent northern region, which for generations has been subject to competing cultural influences. He has devoted his career to exploring the meeting of East and West in Serbian choral music. His program presents traditional Eastern Orthodox sources filtered through Western European musical colors and techniques, creating works of resplendent beauty.

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Echoes of the Renaissance

Learn More
Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season. Preceding the Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.

“Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.”—Fanfare

Saturday, 10 January 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 2:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Good Friday in Jerusalem

Learn More
Cappella Romana releases its 21st recording with these performances of music for Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem. Hear Medieval Byzantine chant, the fraternal repertoire to Latin chant in the West, composed for 8th and 9th-century celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Hymns from the seventh to the ninth centuries by Jerusalem’s great church fathers—Patriarch Sophronios, Kosmas the Melodist, and Saint John Damascene—include the famous Orthodox hymn “Semeron krematai” (“Today He who is hung upon the tree”) sung to its original medieval melody.

Saturday, 7 February 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, 8 February 2015, 2:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

From Darkness to Light

Learn More
Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Verses (Stikhi Pokayanniye) is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words. Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with Diptych by Galina Grigorjeva and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 2:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Utrecht Early Music FestivalUtrecht-Early-Music-Festival_CappellaRomana_Slider

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Cappella Romana has been invited to appear in the Festival Oudemuziek (Early Music Festival) in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Utrecht Early Music Festival is the world’s biggest festival of historic music, featuring over 120 concerts in 45 venues in the old center of Utrecht.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute Gala

PAOI-Gala

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The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute Board of Trustees and His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas cordially invite you to attend an elegant evening of Music, Fine Dining and Celebration. Performances by Cappella Romana, Internationally Acclaimed Classical Ensemble & Michael Grant Yallourakis, Classical pianist and actor. More information

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Grand Ballroom
Ritz Carlton Hotel, 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco

Handel’s MessiahHandel's Messiah

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Add on to your subscription purchase! Single tickets available 15 August 2014 from PBO. Cappella Romana and Portland Baroque Orchestra join forces for their annual holiday performances of Handel’s masterpiece oratorio.

Friday, 12 December 2014, 7:30pm
Saturday, 13 December 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, 14 December 2014, 7:30pm
Monday, 15 December 2014, 7:30pm
All Performances are at First Baptist Church, Portland, OR

 

Istanbul-Constantinople

Jordi Savall with Hesperion XXI and guestsJordi Savall

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Jordi Savall is an exceptional figure in today’s music world. One of the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation and a revered viola da gamba player, he is one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music. This program explores the continuation of music of the Byzantines in the Ottoman court by Armenian, Greek, and Sephardic musicians.

“Savall’s group [Hespèrion XXI] functions as a flawless, completely engaged ensemble, but their real strength lies in bringing the wonderful colors of these ancient instruments to life.” —Boston Musical Intelligencer

Monday, 23 February 2015, 7:30 PM
Reed College, Kaul Auditorium

Add this concert to your subscription purchase! Single tickets available 15 August 2014.

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.