- 31 May 2018 2:05 PM
The eight male singers will perform within the framework of the Orientale lumen series on the occasion of orthodox Pentecost. They will fill the most ancient church of Pest with medieval Byzantine music, unto which Szent Efrém Male Choir will answer with Carpathian-Basin chants.
On June 3rd Cappella Romana will give a concert in Debrecen too presenting their Grottaferrata-i Kódex program.
Cappella Romana is a professional vocal ensemble that performs early and contemporary sacred classical music in the Christian traditions of East and West.
The ensemble is known especially for its presentations and recordings of medieval Byzantine chant (the Eastern sibling of Gregorian chant), Greek and Russian Orthodox choral works, and other sacred music that expresses the historic traditions of a unified Christian inheritance.
Cappella Romana brings to life music that meets a deep human need, not only to belong and to have a shared creative experience, but to feel the full range of ethical, emotional, and spiritual effect as expressed through music.
They strive to give an experience that allows the audience, to feel a sheer joy that cannot be contained by mere words, but through the ineffable sounds of the human voice in song.
On 2nd June at 19.30 in Belvárosi Nagyboldogasszony Főplébániatemplom in Budapest the eight male singers will perform within the framework of the Orientale lumen series on the occasion of orthodox Pentecost.
They will fill the most ancient church of Pest with medieval Byzantine music, unto which Szent Efrém Male Choir will answer with Carpathian-Basin chants. It is a unique program, a special meeting of two choirs that will peak in a mutual singing evoking the spirit of once neighbouring two empires: the Hungarian Kingdom and Byzantium.
The programme features liturgical music composed for the texts of the psalm book which was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Cappella Romana performs ancient liturgical chants while Saint Ephraim Male Choir joins in the musical and spiritual dialogue with compositions of the Central European byzantine tradition.
Alexander Lingas and his ensemble was a role model for Tamás Bubnó when founding Saint Ephraim Male Choir. This explains the importance of this concert: the first encounter of the two ensembles both functioning as an artistic and musical workshop.
Szent Efrém Male Choir was founded in 2002. Ever since they have had concerts in 22 countries of 4 continents. They have published 11 CDs so far. The founder and present leader of the formation is Tamás Bubnó.
Tickets for the concert are already available on szentefrem.hu/orientale-lumen for 4.000 HUF and 2.000 HUF.
On June 3rd Cappella Romana will give a concert at Attila tér in the Metropóliai Székesegyház in Debrecen where they are going to present heir Grottaferrata-i Kódex program.
Address: 1056 Budapest, Március 15. tér