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ARCTIC LIGHT: Finnish Orthdox Choral Music TICKETS
Featuring TIMO NUORANNE from Helsinki, making his US debut. Nuoranne is an expert on the choral works of Einojuhani Rautavaara.
Cappella Romana will pre-release its 20th recording, also called "Arctic Light," at these performances.
Following three sold-out concerts last January of Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy, this year Cappella Romana presents a sumptuous program of choral works from the Orthodox Church of Finland, first performed to sold-out audiences in 2008.
These works marry the shining Northern clarity of sound with a sonic richness clearly linked to the traditions of Russian choral singing.
8pm, Fri., Jan. 17, St. Mary's Cathedral
8pm, Sat., Jan. 18, St. Joseph's Parish
Check out our very busy 2013-14 22nd Annual Season in Portland and Seattle.
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Listen online to Alexander Lingas, interviewed for a story Weekend Edition Sunday (April 15): For Orthodox Easter, Music That Faces East | SHARE on Facebook.
Cappella Romana performs twice in the Stanford Live series:
Feb 1, 2013: From Constantinople to California
Feb 2, 2013: Holy Friday in Medieval Jerusalem
Read about Cappella Romana's exciting experiments with CCRMA: The Acoustics of Hagia Sophia
Its performances “like jeweled light flooding the space” (Los Angeles Times), Cappella Romana is a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of the Christian East and West, with emphasis on early and contemporary music. Founded in 1991, Cappella Romana’s name refers to the medieval Greek concept of the Roman oikoumene (inhabited world), which embraced Rome and Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine Empire of Constantinople ("New Rome") and its Slavic commonwealth. Each program in some way reflects the musical, cultural and spiritual heritage of this ecumenical vision.