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Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play:
Alexander Lingas, artistic director. A flexible membership of singers, dependent on the selected program's demands, which may include LeaAnne DenBeste; Catherine van der Salm; Tuesday Rupp; Wendy Steele; Stephanie Kramer; Melanie Downie; Kerry McCarthy; Tim Galloway; Blake Applegate; Cahen Taylor; Leslie Green; Mark Powell; Aaron Cain; Adam Steele; John Michael Boyer; Constantine Kokenes; Ioannis Arvanitis; Stelios Kontakiotis; David Krueger; Paul Sadilek
Paragraph about the ensemble:
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. Flexible in size according to the demands of the repertory, Cappella Romana is one of the Pacific Northwest's few professional chamber vocal ensembles. It has a special commitment to mastering the Slavic and Byzantine repertories in their original languages, thereby making accessible to the general public two great musical traditions that are little known in the West.
Educational/Outreach add-ons available:
Pre-concert talks available for each concert, as well as outreach events with schools.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE (A.D. 1453) MT. SINAI, FRONTIER OF BYZANTIUM: CHANT FROM ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY, SINAI, EGYPT (14th - 15th c.) BYZANTIUM IN ROME: BYZANTINE CHANT FROM GROTTAFERRATA (13th - 14th c.) CYPRUS: BETWEEN GREEK EAST AND LATIN WEST (15th - 16th c.) HELLENES AND THE RENAISSANCE (15th - 16th c.) BAROQUE CHRISTMAS in Russia and Ukraine (16th-17th c.) Other programs: ARCTIC LIGHT: FINNISH ORTHODOX MUSIC (19th-20th c.), A TIME FOR LIFE; An environmental oratorio by Robert Kyr, ARVO PÄRT: ODES OF REPENTANCE
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