Cappella Romana: Fall of Constantinople

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Event:
Cappella Romana: Fall of Constantinople
Date:
August 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Organizer:
Cappella Romana
Phone:
503-236-8202
Updated:
July 24, 2014
Venue:
St. Mary’s Cathedral
Address:
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1716 NW Davis Street, Portland, 97209
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Join Cappella Romana Labor Day weekend just before its European tour as it explores the musical legacy of the ancient civilization of Byzantium with The Fall of Constantinople. Majestic ceremonies for the cathedral of Hagia Sophia, triumphant assertions of superiority by Westerners, and fervent prayers for the healing of political and religious divisions are followed by two poignant laments for the Fall of Constantinople. The first is by Manuel Chrysaphes, the last imperial cantor at Hagia Sophia, and the second by Guillaume Dufay, the 15th century’s most important composer in the West.

Seattle performance August 29, 8:00 pm, St Joseph’s Parish, 732 18th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112.