“From Darkness to Light” Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir Ivan Moody Conducting Performed by Cappella Romana In Seattle May 15th and Portland May 16-17th 2015


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“Rachmaninoff Concerto for Choir

Guest Director Ivan Moody adds Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Choir to the program From Darkness to Light.

“Rachmaninoff’s wonderful choir concerto is the perfect work to anchor this program. His music was both a culmination of a great tradition and a starting point for so much of what followed in Russia. In many ways it is, like his famous ‘Vespers’, the starting point for the contemporary Slavic works in this concert. In addition, the music is absolutely sublime!” —Ivan Moody”  ( from website)

Alfred Schnittke’s Verses of Repentance (Stikhi Pokayanniye) in “From Darkness to Light” is a musical tour-de-force, surpassing in virtuosity Schnittke’s more widely known Concerto for Choir. Rich harmonies and exuberant melodies deliver these poignant words with tender to fervent emotion, as music gives way to an ineffable, final movement sung without words.

Ivan Moody Conducts

Cappella Romana favorite Ivan Moody will conduct, completing this intense program with the rarely performed Choir Concerto by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Diptych by Ukrainian composer Galina Grigorjeva, and his own work Anastasis on Eastertide texts in Greek and English.

Pre-Concert Talks: Meet Ivan Moody
One hour prior to each concert, guest director Ivan Moody will present a brief talk on the program, and will be available to sign his recent book and CDs (a selection will be available for purchase).

Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody is one of the world’s leading scholars on Russian composer Alfred Schnittke and is the author of the article on Schnittke in the New Grove Dictionary of Music. He also serves as president of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music.

Ivan Moody directed Cappella Romana’s recent recording of Finnish Orthodox music (Arctic Light, 2014) and has been a regular guest director of Cappella Romana. His largest composition, The Akáthistos Hymn, was written for Cappella Romana and also released on CD.

Seattle

Friday, 15 May 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church       TICKETS

Portland

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 8:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral         TICKETS

 

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 2:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral       TICKETS

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Orthodox Christian with 2 children, a wife, a life of bills and occasional fishing, not enough hiking etc... Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony) editorOrthodoxNorthwest@gmail.com
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