Join Cappella Romana on Labor Day weekend (August 29-30) just before its European tour as it explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium with ‘The Fall of Constantinople.’ 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 are followed by two poignant laments for the Fall of Constantinople. The first is by Manuel Chrysaphes, the last imperial cantor at Hagia Sophia, and the second by Guillaume Dufay, the 15th century’s most important composer in the West.
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