Thanks to Priest John Parsells and his associates at Orthodox 360, a panoramic video of the benefit concert of sacred music by American composers by Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Chamber Choir, held at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, PA on Sunday, May 29, 2016, is now available on-line. Proceeds from the concert benefited Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary.
The performance, titled “Rejoice, O Mountains of Pennsylvania,” was part of a series of events that took place during the 112th annual Saint Tikhon’s Memorial Day Pilgrimage. It featured a selection of original compositions by American Orthodox composers Benedict Sheehan, Richard Toensing, Nazo Zakkak, and Kurt Sander.
The Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery is an all-professional ensemble made up of some of the finest singers in the New York area and around the country. Working together with the Monastery’s resident music director, conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan, the Chamber Choir recently recorded an album of newly composed and arranged sacred music in the Orthodox tradition, titled “Till Morn Eternal Breaks.”