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Cappella Romana

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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Capella Romana

Cappella Romana
World première program
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. DEMETRIOS

Directed by
Alexander Lingas
Founder and Director, Cappella Romana

A performance presented by
the UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture,
the UCLA Department of Music
and Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Sunday, October 27, 2024
5:00 PM
Reception following the performance

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1324 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

This is a ticketed event; details will be provided at a later date.

Cappella Romana brings to life the vibrant soundscape of medieval Thessaloniki, Byzantium’s second largest city. Hear ancient hymns honoring the city’s patron, the ever-popular St. Demetrios, sung on the weekend of his annual feast day. Experience ecstatic Byzantine chants for the saint adorning the Cathedral Rite of Constantinople, sung by the women and men of Cappella Romana.

This program, held under the auspices of the Metropolis of San Francisco and the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, is made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and Gefyra, and support from the Mary Calfas Janos Program Fund. This program is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion and the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies.

Gefyra (Bridge) is a collaborative program established by the UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Gefyra’s mission is to connect students, faculty, and communities along the West Coast of North America with Greek scholars, artists, and other creators, so that they can together explore expansive and imaginative approaches to Greek culture and knowledge production. The program additionally supports academic conferences and cultural projects that bridge the West Coast and Greece.

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Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

St. Sophia Cathedral
1324 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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