A Workshop with Capella Romana

Posted on January 7th, 2013 by Med Studies Staff in Events

Sunday, February 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Bing Studio, Bing Concert Hall (327 Lasuen Street, map)

A Workshop with Capella Romana

Please join us for a discussion session on the musical traditions of the Christian East and West with the Northwest-based vocal ensemble Capella Romana, Prof. Bissera Pentcheva (Department of Art and Art History), and researchers from Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. The session is free and open to the public.

Cappella Romana, founded in 1991, is a vocal chamber group singing the musical traditions of the Christian East and West with emphasis on early and contemporary music. 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. Cappella Romana has performed at various international venues, including but not limited to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia (London, Great Britain); the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the J. Paul Getty Museum; and at the International Congress of Byzantine Choirs in Palermo, Sicily. Stanford Live Magazine has published an article chronicling the process of re-creating the Hagia Sophia in the ensemble’s upcoming “From Constantinople to California” performance slated for February 1, 2013.

At Stanford, Cappella Romana will offer two quite distinct programs:

February 1, 2013, 8:00 pm, Bing Concert Hall: “From Constantinople to California” (purchase tickets)
In collaboration with faculty in Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Cappella Romana performs Byzantine Chant and contemporary works amid acoustics electronically enhanced to simulate the lush resonances of the ancient Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey

February 2, 2013, 8:00 pm, Memorial Church: “Holy Week in Jerusalem” (purchase tickets)
Amid the natural acoustics of Memorial Church, the ensemble features music composed for 8th and 9th-century celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

[Co-sponsored by Stanford Live]

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