Cappella Romana, Jonathan Abel, and Bissera Pentcheva, co-creators
Alexander Nemerov and Chris Chafe, hosts

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Take a virtual journey to Hagia Sophia, Constantinople's Great Church, when the renowned choir Cappella Romana returns to the Bing to continue its collaboration with Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and its Art and Art History department. CCRMA will digitally imprint Hagia Sophia's reverberant acoustics on Cappella Romana's sublime Byzantine chant, complemented by visuals designed to create a totally immersive experience. Faculty experts in art, music, and technology lead the audience through this acoustic and aesthetic journey in time.

POST-CONCERT Q&A with the co-creators of Icons of Sounds: Bissera Pentcheva (Associate Professor of Medieval Art), Jonathan Abel (Consulting Professor at CCRMA), and Alexander Lingas (founder and artistic director of Cappella Romana)

Free Symposium

A related free symposium will take place on Saturday, November 5. Click here for more information.


Copresented by the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Generously supported by the Office of the Provost. Additional support provided by the Onassis Foundation (USA) and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Office


  • The program will last approximately two hours and will be performed with an intermission.

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