From May 25 to 27, 2019, Saint Tikhon’s Monastery will host its Second Annual Saint Tikhon’s Choir Festival.
According to Benedict Sheehan, Director of Music and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, the festival is part of the monastery’s 115th Annual Memorial Day, offering “Church musicians an opportunity to make music with other singers and choir directors from across the country at one of the most vibrant and long-standing annual Orthodox events in North America.”
Participants will sing and conduct in hierarchical services with professional singers from the stellar Saint Tikhon Choir, take masterclasses in voice and conducting with vocalist and music educator Talia Maria Sheehan and the renowned Dr. Peter Jermihov of the PaTRAM Institute, and attend the world premiere of Mr. Sheehan’s newly composed Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, sung by the Saint Tikhon Choir and members of the PaTRAM Institute Singers.
“Participants will also get to enjoy fellowship with the thousand or more Orthodox Christians who visit the Monastery over the course of the weekend, venerate the miraculous myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of Hawaii, and be spiritually renewed in the sacred atmosphere of America’s oldest Orthodox monastery, ‘where saints have lived and walked since 1905,’” Mr. Sheehan adds.
Additional information and registration details are now available online.