Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West, a concert by Cappella Romana, St Giles Cripplegate, London, July 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
City University London presents the world-renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, directed by Reader in Music Dr Alexander Lingas, in a one-night-only performance of ‘Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West’, Friday 1st July 2016 at 7:30 pm, St Giles Cripplegate (in the Barbican), London.
This programme explores the repertoires of Byzantine and Latin sacred music that coexisted on the island of Cyprus in the late Middle Ages. The Crusades brought to Cyprus French kings, whose imported musical traditions flourished alongside those of their Greek subjects. The vibrancy of their Mediterranean soundscape is captured in this programme, which traverses the diverse range of sacred music heard during the fifteenth century in Nicosia’s Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals: Greek and Latin hymns celebrating the divine patronage of St Hilarion of Gaza, lavish prayers for French royalty set to Ars Nova polyphony from the codex Torino J.II.9, and virtuosic Byzantine chants by Constantinopolitan and Cypriot composers.
Tickets £20, £10 concession. Group rates available. Students can attend the concert free of charge. ID Required.