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Alexander Lingas

Alexander Lingas, Music Director and Founder of Cappella Romana, is a Reader in Music at City, University of London, and a Fellow of the University of Oxford’s European Humanities Research Centre. He 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. 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 Mousikodidaskalos.

Alexander Lingas Discography

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
Lay Aside All Earthly Cares
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When Augustus Reigned
Music of Byzantium
Tikey Zes Choral Works