Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil


Cappella Romana’s 24th Annual Season opens with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s monumental All-Night Vigil (also known as the Vespers), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its premiere in 1915. Impassioned and hauntingly beautiful, the All-Night Vigil is a pinnacle of the Russian choral repertoire. The performances will include psalms and hymns by Tchaikovsky and others to place Rachmaninoff’s work within its larger context.

Included is the Hymn for the Holy Cross used by Tchaikovsky in his 1812 Overture.

Cappella Romana favorite Mark Bailey guest directs a large choir with soloists, featuring Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko from Los Angeles as the deacon.


Friday, 11 Sept. 2015, 7:30pm
St. James Cathedral

Free Pre-Concert Talk 6:30pm at Skyline Retirement Community, just across the street at 725 9th Ave.


Saturday, 12 Sept. 2015, 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Free Pre-Concert Talk 6:30pm

Sunday, 13 Sept. 2015, 2:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral

Free Pre-Concert Talk 1:30pm