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1767319th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians Conference

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  • Carol Surgant
    Aug 13, 2006
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      The 19th Annual ROCM Conference will be held from October 4-8, 2006, at the Crowne Plaza DonValley hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Located in the beautiful Lake Ontario region of Canada, known for its spectacular fall foliage, Toronto is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

      The purpose of this conference is to bring together choir members and conductors to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox church music. Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive pontifical services. Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people and expand their liturgical repertoire.
      In honour of the sesquicentennial of Alexander Kastalsky (1856-1926), this yearÂ’s conference will feature lectures on this great Russian composer and explore his liturgical music.

      The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy will be held at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral located at 23 Henry Street, Toronto, Ontario.

      Conference presentations and discussions will be conducted primarily in English with Russian translation as required.

      The church services will be chanted by antiphonal choirs in both Church Slavonic and English. Transliterated music will be available.

      For more information visit the web-site: rocmconference.org
      Hope to see you in Toronto!

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