Desert and City: Medieval Byzantine Music of the Holy Land

Date: Mar 29, 2012 Time: 7:30 PM–9:00 PM Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England Address: 514 Parker St Boston, MA 02120

The Capella Romana performs evocative music of the season composed in and around Jerusalem from the seventh to the ninth centuries by the city's great church fathers with excerpts of the hauntingly beautiful Great Vespers for the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

As Holy Week approaches, this program offers evocative music of the season composed in and around Jerusalem from the seventh to the ninth centuries by the city's great church fathers: Patriarch Sophronios, Kosmas the Melodist, and Saint John Damascene.

The program continues with hauntingly beautiful chants for Great Vespers for the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria as it might have been celebrated at her monastery on Mount Sinai in Egypt during the fifteenth century. This music is drawn from Cappella Romana's recent recording "Mt. Sinai: Frontier of Byzantium."

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