Reviews

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week

The Wall Street Journal

lush, occasionally delicate, graced by intermittent dissonances and touches of counterpoint. … Like Steinberg's 'Passion Week' and the other neglected music it's resurrected, Cappella Romana continues its ascent
Mt Sinai Frontier of Byzantium

Toronto Early Music News

A Time for Life by Robert Kyr

Fanfare

The florid music of this 2007 piece is often magical in its effect … There is no doubt that Kyr writes from the heart. His concerns are of concern to us all. A blessedly poignant, timely disc, beautifully produced
Arctic Light: Finnish Orthodox Music

Fanfare Magazine

The performances are polished and technically secure. … Recommended to anyone
Divine Liturgy: Tikey Zes

Audiophile Audition

there is no doubt that Zes’s music is significant, historical, and important in the larger scheme of things, and represents a segment of the contemporary Byzantine music scene that is large enough and supported enough such that it cannot be ignored. Performances are superb, and this is a first class production
Mt Sinai Frontier of Byzantium

Fanfare

The choir of eight men sings with deep-throated conviction and a solemnity that preserves the forward motion of the works.
Live in Greece: From Constantinople to California

Fanfare

This time, a mixed choir of 10 voices performs this varied program with such subtlety, tonal beauty, and concentration that the American choir must have been keenly aware of the audience that they were singing for.
A Time for Life by Robert Kyr

Leitourgeia kai Qurbana

It is nice to see Cappella championing repertoire like this; it demonstrates an impressive artistic vision. Happily, the performance on the disc demonstrates a very real breadth of ability that is equal to that vision
Mt Sinai Frontier of Byzantium

Early Music America

The music speaks to a higher self: its target is the divine and focuses on the soul in direct union with God. One of its hallmarks is the luxurious usage of time.
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Early Music America

The singing is exquisite--clear, often haunting, with superb blend and breath…