x

Culture

Cappella Romana Concert Explores Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete

April 20, 2018

PORTLAND, OR – The professional vocal ensemble based in Portland, Cappella Romana presents the extraordinary concert Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete for three performances beginning in Seattle, WA at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Avenue, on Friday, April 27 at 8 PM. The second performance takes place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 NW Davis Street in Portland, on Saturday, April 28 at 8 PM, and the third at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, 650 A Avenue in Lake Oswego, on Sunday April 29 at 2 PM.

Italy meets Greece in Venice in the East, a sonic exploration of the Greek Islands when they were ruled by the Venetian empire. Cappella Romana is reviving Renaissance music from Crete, celebrating the island’s historical significance as a vibrant hub for Greco-Italian culture.

The program features thrilling Greek and Latin music for Eastertide, including a boisterous rendition of “Christos Anesti” (“Christ is risen”) for full choir. Alexander Lingas, Cappella Romana’s music director and founder, conducts.

Venice in the East is a commission of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands), the largest early music festival in the world, where it was premiered by Cappella Romana in 2016.

Learn more about the music of Venice in the East at a free pre-concert lecture and discussion, one hour prior to each performance.

Tickets are available online at: www.cappellaromana.org.

Cappella Romana performs early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West. The ensemble is known especially for its presentations and recordings of medieval Byzantine chant (the Eastern sibling of Gregorian chant), Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, and other sacred music that expresses the historic traditions of a unified Christian inheritance. As noted on the Cappella Romana website, “Our vision is to give a glimpse of transcendence through the music of the Christian East and West.”

RELATED

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

‘Without Us, You Don’t Eat’: Greek Farmers Ride Some 200 Tractors to Athens to Demand Financial Help (Vids)

ATHENS — Greek farmers rode Tuesday some 200 tractors to the capital, Athens, demanding financial help from the government as cost of living spiked in the Mediterranean country.

ATHENS - SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader called on members of the Political Secretariat meeting on Tuesday to clarify whether they are doubting him as party leader.

WASHINGTON - The White House continues to warn Israel against expanding its offensive into Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip.

KANSAS CITY, Mo — Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday that two men have been charged with murder in last week’s shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.