From a past post:
Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete
Italy meets Greece in Venice in the East, a sonic exploration of the Greek Islands when they were ruled by the Venetian empire. Cappella Romana is reviving Renaissance music from Crete, celebrating the island’s historical significance as a vibrant hub for Greco-Italian culture.
The program features thrilling Greek and Latin music for Eastertide, including a boisterous rendition of “Christos anesti” (“Christ is risen”) for full choir. Alexander Lingas, Cappella Romana’s music director and founder, conducts.
Venice in the East is a commission of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands), the largest early music festival in the world, where it was premiered by Cappella Romana in 2016.