Agia Sofia: Panagia Protectress
oil on panel
Painted for An Evening at Eleni's, with Silent Auction benefitting Cappella Romana
Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that 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.
Cappella Romana's Fall of Constantinople CD
Cappella Romana explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium--caught between Latin West and Islamic East--with majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of religious divisions. Fabled Byzantium ended with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks on 29 May 1453, inspiring the two poignant laments sung here that give Greek and Latin perspectives on the end of a 1,000-year-old empire.
Cappella Romana's 2014-2015 Concert Series