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Alexander Lingas to Lead Byzantine Chant Ensemble for the Coronation at Westminster Abbey

Dr. Alexander Lingas, founder and music director of Cappella Romana, will lead the Byzantine Chant Ensemble in the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023. Buckingham Palace recently announced that “at the request of His Majesty, in tribute … Continue reading

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Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia – Cappella Romana Livestream Saturday May 2

Prokeimenon – Cappella Romana from Duygu Eruçman on Vimeo. Coming this weekend by livestream — Icons of Sound: Hagia Sophia Reimagined! ********* This film will be kept available for at least one week on this link **********   Cappella Romana … Continue reading

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Celebrating Orthodox Christmas with Cappella Romana

Dear Friends, Another year has passed, and another year when I was too distracted to post much on here for which I apologise. I could not let Orthodox Christmas pass without wishing you all the very best wishes and a … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Medieval Jerusalem

Dear Readers, I wish you all, wherever you may be, a happy and peaceful Easter. Please enjoy this beautiful spiritual music from Cappella Romana on this special day, the day that Christ laid down his life for us all.

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Early Music America Reviews Good Friday in Jerusalem

Good Friday In Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Donald Rosenberg reviews Capella Romana’s Good Friday In Jerusalem recording in Early Music America Magazine. Here Cappella Romana travels back to the roots of Byzantine chant to … Continue reading

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Support Cappella Romana recording in the 6th-century Church of 100 Doors on the Island of Paros

We know the music of Cappella Romana which is a professional vocal chamber ensemble founded and directed by Alexander Lingas, and is dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of the musical traditions of East and West—Byzantium, Russia, … Continue reading

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Bringing Byzantium to Light: a Conversation with Alexander Lingas of Cappella Romana

A full length interview with the leader of Cappella Romana. If you are like me and adore Byzantine liturgical music, these guys are undoubtedly some of the best around. Pity is they don’t come to Europe often enough! By Steven … Continue reading

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The Byzantine music of Cappella Romana

As we approach Easter you may wish to add to your collection of Byzantine Orthodox music. The best in this field at the moment, in my view, are Cappella Romana. You can buy the CDs or download MP3 format. Click … Continue reading

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A Byzantine Christmas

To such a deeply religious people as the Byzantines, Christmas held a very special place in their hearts and their community. I wanted to write a decent piece about a typical Byzantine Christmas but have run out of time; I … Continue reading

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Easter and Byzantine Liturgical Music

Something that is perhaps little known is the wealth of Byzantine liturgical music that has survived. The style of music is perhaps personified by the chant, but later pieces have a closer affinity to Western musical styles that we might associate with the Renaissance. This is no coincidence as contact between East and West increased after the retaking of the City from the Latins. Continue reading

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