15.05.13 20:00, St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Cloth Fair, London, EC1A 7JQ ; £25 / £18
Cappella Romana, the world’s leading early music vocal ensemble for the broad exploration of music of the Eastern Orthodox traditions, returns to London for the first time since 2009 when it was engaged by the Royal Academy of Arts for its mega-exhibition ‘Byzantium: 323-1453’. Its founder and artistic director Dr Alexander Lingas (City University London) will lead an international ensemble of Byzantine cantors from Greece, the UK, and the US, featuring especially Mr Stelios Kontakiotis, principal cantor (protopsaltis) of the Shrine to the Mother of God on Tinos.
The ensemble will appear in two engagements in London this May 2013, before additional tour performances at the noted German early music festival ‘Tage Alter Musik’ in Regensburg, and in Athens and Patras, Greece:
14 May Symposium & Recital of Byzantine Chant at the Hellenic Centre, Marylebone
15 May A Full Evening Concert at St Bartholomew-the-Great, Cloth Fair, EC1, May 14