Христос Pаждается! Славите! Christus Natus est! Gaudete! Χριστὸς Γεννᾶται! Δοξάσατε! Hristos se Naste! Ma ç riòi-L!
VIDEO SAMPLE: Trisagion by Tikey Zes (from recording sessions)
FREE Pre-concert talks with Dr. Gil Seeley (prof. emeritus Lewis and Clark College, Oregon Repertory Singers), one hour prior to each performance
“Cappella Romana sings this music as if already in the heavenly realms, and can transport the listener there, as well.” —Fanfare
Dr. Tikey Zes (b. 1927) is the most prolific composer of Greek Orthodox liturgical music in America. Long a proponent of Zes’s music, Cappella Romana will perform excerpts of a setting of his Divine Liturgy that Cappella Romana released on CD last season.
Preceding the music of Zes are excerpts from the Missa MiMi by Johannes Ockeghem, who with other masters of the Renaissance inspired Zes’s approach to modal harmony and counterpoint. Zes recorded the Ockeghem Missa MiMi on LP with his Berkeley Chamber Singers in the 1960s, at the dawn of the modern Early Music movement.
Dr. Zes with his wife Teddi will be in attendance at the Sunday performance.
Tickets start at $22, with discounts for Seniors (in advance), Students and Arts For All