New Music for the Orthodox Liturgy Composed by Nicolas Craig Custer Performed by Cantiamo Sonoma, directed by Carol Menke.
The composer created this collection of Eastern Orthodox Church Music after decades of experience as a choir conductor in the Russian tradition. While appreciating Christian chant of both East and West, his quest to forge a personal style of harmonized, English language, liturgical music has been realized. In the words of one member of the Santa Rosa Symphony, this CD is “mesmerizing.”
Cantiamo Sonoma, under the direction of Carol Menke, has been entrancing audiences with its a cappella performances since 2002. Ms. Menke, lyric soprano and choral conductor, as well as Artistic Director of Cantiamo Sonoma, is respected throughout the musical and educational communities.