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Alexander Lingas

Alexander Lingas, Music Director and founder of Cappella Romana, formed and directed the Byzantine Chant Ensemble for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla in 2023. He is a Professor Emeritus of Music at City, University of London, and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge, UK). Dr. Lingas completed his doctorate on Sunday matins in the rite of Hagia Sophia at the University of British Columbia and then, with the support of a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, moved to Oxfordshire to study theology with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. From 1997 to 2021 he was a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre. His present work embraces not only historical study but also ethnography and performance. His awards include Fulbright and Onassis grants for musical studies in Greece with cantor Lycourgos Angelopoulos, the British Academy’s Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship, research leave supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the St. Romanos the Melodist medallion of the National Forum for Greek Orthodox Church Musicians (USA). In 2018 His All Holiness, Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, bestowed on him the title of Archon Mousikodidáskalos. Having been Spring 2023 Artist in Residence at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers, New York, he will return there in 2023–24 as Professor of Music and Associate Director of its Institute of Sacred Arts.

Alexander Lingas Discography

a byzantine emperor at king henry's court
Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil
Hymns of Kassianí
Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia: Medieval Byzantine Chant
Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete & Cyprus
The Akathistos Hymn by Ivan Moody (2 CDs)
Cyprus: Between Greek East & Latin West
Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week
Good Friday in Jerusalem: Medieval Byzantine Chant from the Holy Sepulchre
A Time for Life by Robert Kyr
Divine Liturgy: Tikey Zes
Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California
Mt Sinai Frontier of Byzantium
Peter Michaelides: The Divine Liturgy Of St
Byzantium in Rome: Medieval Byzantine Chant
Kontakion on the Nativity & Carols by Richard Toensing
The Fall of Constantinople
The Divine Liturgy in English: Byzantine Chant
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When Augustus Reigned
Music of Byzantium
Tikey Zes Choral Works