Cappella Romana releases its 20th recording in conjunction with performances of music for Good Friday in Jerusalem THIS WEEKEND. Directed by Alexander Lingas featuring solo psaltis Stelios Kontakiotis. This film features the performance at London’s oldest church, St-Bartholomew-the-Great in the City of London.
Good Friday in Jerusalem — Portland & Seattle
Hear Medieval Byzantine chant, the fraternal repertoire to Latin chant in the West, composed for 8th and 9th-century celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Hymns from the seventh to the ninth centuries by Jerusalem’s great church fathers—Patriarch Sophronios, Kosmas the Melodist, and Saint John Damascene—include the famous Orthodox hymn “Semeron krematai” (“Today He who is hung upon the tree”) sung to its original medieval melody.
Friday, 6 February 2015, 8:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish
Saturday, 7 February 2015, 8:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Sunday, 8 February 2015, 2:00pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral