Rachmaninoff: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Fri, 11 Jan Portland; Sat 12 Jan Seattle; Sun 13 Jan Portland

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SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
THE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM • ЛИТУРГИЯ ИОАННА ЗЛАТОУСТА OP. 31
dir. ALEXANDER LINGAS artistic director
Following three sold-out performances last season of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”), this year Cappella Romana presents Rachmaninoff’s earlier sacred masterpiece, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1910).

Equal in its sonic monumentality to the Vigil, Rachmaninoff's music for the Orthodox Eucharist includes opulent settings for double choir of the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes.

In Church Slavonic.

“Not for a long time … have I written anything with such pleasure.”
—Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1910
“… a landmark performance … the sense of liturgical purpose balanced its rapturous, sensuous beauty.” —The Oregonian, review of the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, January 2012
“Cappella Romana left the audience suspended in a zone of otherworldly beauty. … Can this group really still be such a well-kept secret in Seattle?” —Crosscut

 
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