Capella Romana

September 29, 2024 | 4:00pm

Tickets go on sale July 1st!

Medieval Byzantine Chant
from Hagia Sophia, the Great Church of Christ, Constantinople

For a thousand years, Hagia Sophia was the largest domed interior in the world. Its stunning reverberation—of over 11 seconds—informs the way this music is performed in the live acoustics of St. Ignatius, perhaps only slightly less reverberant than Hagia Sophia! Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia will transport you back in time to medieval sound and ritual in Constantinople. The program features medieval Byzantine chant in Greek for the Elevation of the Holy Cross, celebrated on 14 September every year in both East and West.

Cappella Romana transforms hearts and minds through encounters with the sacred musical inheritance of the Christian East and West, bringing to life these transcendent ancient and diverse traditions, especially of Byzantium, and their interactions with other cultures. Cappella Romana is devoted to the stewardship of this precious jewel of world culture through performances, recordings and publications, scholarship and education, engagement with heritage communities, and new artistic creation.

Photo courtesy of Stanford University

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