Concerts

Portland Subs ImageSeattle Subs Image Alexander 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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2014-2015 Season – 23rd Annual Northwest Series

Special Concerts & Tours

Seattle Concerts

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 TICKETS
St. Joseph’s Parish

 
 

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 TICKETS
St. Joseph’s Parish

 
 
 

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 TICKETS
Trinity Episcopal Church
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Portland Concerts

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Special Concerts & Tours

Handel’s Messiah

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

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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 guests TICKETS

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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

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

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.