Willamette Weekend: 8 Things to Do and See in Portland Jan. 1-3 – Willamette Week
[EPIPHANAL CHANT] Overindulge in New Year’s evil? Feeling the need for an experience that’s a bit more austere, purifying, transcendent, perhaps even a bit penitent? Portland’s internationally renowned vocal ensemble has just the recipe to scour away your sins and soothe your hangover: bracing medieval Greek and Latin chants for Epiphany as it was celebrated from the 11th to 13th centuries. Unsweetened by instrumental accompaniment or even harmony, the music is sublimely sung by a stalwart squadron of stentorian male voices, all Orthodox cantors from Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston and London. BRETT CAMPBELL. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Ave., 236-8202. 7:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 2. $33-$44. All ages.