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Based in the Pacific Northwest, Cappella Romana, conducted by Alexander Lingas, 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, its name is derived from the medieval concept of the Roman oikoumene (inhabited world), which included not only “Old Rome” and Western Europe but also “New Rome” (Constantinople) and the commonwealth of Slavic and Syriac countries.

In the field of contemporary music, Cappella Romana has taken a leading role in bringing to West Coast audiences the works of such European composers as Michael Adamis, Ivan Moody, Arvo Pärt, and John Tavener, as well as promoting the work of North Americans such as Fr. Sergei Glagolev, Christos Hatzis, Peter Michaelides, and Tikey Zes. The ensemble presents annual concert series in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Critics have consistently praised these for their unusual and innovative programming, including numerous world and American premieres.

Cappella Romana tours regularly and made its European début in March 2004 at the Byzantine Festival in London with concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art presented the ensemble in its New York début for the exhibit “Byzantium: Faith and Power 1261–1557” in April 2004. The ensemble has appeared in the Indiana Early Music Festival, the Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria, BC, Canada), and the Bloomington Early Music Festival. The J. Paul Getty Museum recently presented Cappella Romana in the context of its exhibition, “Byzantium and the West,” and will again for its exhibit “Sinai” in 2006.
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Gothic Pipes: The Earliest Organ Music - Kimberly Marshall
Gothic Pipes: The Earliest Organ Music/Marshall
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Prized for its amazing variety of sounds and for its technical complexity, the organ has been used to celebrate powerful rulers and religious institutions since its invention in the third century BC. This CD presents some of the earliest music written for organ, both sacred and secular, played by a leader in the field of early performance practice.  Cappella Romana joins Dr Marshal to sing chant verses in alternatim.

   
 
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