First Pan-Orthodox Conference on Liturgical Music
----- Original Message -----
From: Teresa A. Polychronis
To: mward@... ; nicholasgr@... ; andreousing@... ; talleyho3@... ; fkorenek@... ; kellypoly@... ; maria.jeleztcheva@... ; manya921@... ; lyne@... ; Lemonz@... ; slanta@...
Cc: MIGreek@... ; CINE4PHIL@...
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 8:04 AM
Subject: First Pan-Orthodox Conference on Liturgical Music
PSALM Sponsors its First Pan-Orthodox Conference on Liturgical Music
PSALM announces it first pan-Orthodox, national conference on Orthodox Liturgical music, to take place August 2-5, 2006, in the metropolitan Chicago area. The conference activities will take place at St. George (Antiochian) Orthodox Church in Cicero, Illinois. All presentations and panel discussions will revolve around the theme, "Sing Praises with Understanding," addressing the various aspects of "understanding," from understanding each other (Clergy-Musician communication) to understanding history, liturgy and the calling of liturgical musicians.
The conference promises to provide a balance of worship, singing, teaching, preaching, discussion and fellowship. The keynote address, "Asceticism and Creativity," will be given by the V. Rev. Fr. Thomas Hopko, renowned author and retired Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Other presenters and panelists represent the various Orthodox archdioceses and jurisdictions of the United States and England and include Fr. Sergei Glagolev, Fr. Ephrem Lash, Ivan Moody, David Drillock, Tikey Zes, Fr. John Finley, Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, Protopsaltis John Boyer, Fr. Joseph Morris, Nicola Resanovic, Fr. Andre Papkov, Mark Bailey, and Vladimir Morosan, to name a few.
There will be plenty of opportunity for singing at the conference in choir rehearsals, services and music reading sessions. The chaplain for the conference is Fr. Sergei Glagolev, PSALM's Honorary Chairman of the Board. Conference Principal Conductor is Mark Bailey, who teaches and conducts at both St. Vladimir's Seminary and Yale University. Several guest ensembles will lead conference participants in responses for the daily services. The conference choir will sing the responses for Vespers on Friday evening and Liturgy on Saturday morning.
As part of the conference program the St. Romanos Cappella, conducted by Dr. Peter Jermihov, will perform a concert on Thursday evening, August 3, 2006. A professional vocal ensemble based in Chicago, the Cappella specializes in Orthodox liturgical music from Byzantine and Slavic traditions, including music of composers living in America in the past century. The concert is open to the general public with an admission price of $20 for those not registered for the full conference. The other evening sessions are also open to the public for a nominal fee.
Registration for the full three days of the conference is $190 ($175 for PSALM members) with separate daily fees available. A group rate on rooms is available at the Holiday Inn Expo and Conference Center in Hillside, Illinois. (708-544-9300)
Scholarships to the conference are available to young musicians between the ages of 16-25 and include free registration and lodging. The application deadline is May 1, 2006.
For more information visit one of the following links:
a.. Conference Schedule
b.. Hotel Information
c.. Sample Parish letter
d.. Young Musicians Scholarship Application (pdf)
e.. Registration Form (pdf)
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]