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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 9:22 AM
Subject: English Spring Music Seminar Announcement
The St. Romanos the Melodist Society presents:
The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians'
Third Annual English Spring Seminar
Tradition in Service to Mission:
Russian Orthodox Chant in the English Language
June 18-22, 2003
Sponsored by All Saints of North America Russian Orthodox Church, Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, The St. Romanos the Melodist Society, The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' (ROCM) Fund
Tradition in Service to Mission
Russian Orthodox Chant in the English Language - 2003 English Spring Seminar
June 18-22, 2003
Come and join us for a church music conference which continues the series of seminars held in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1999 and 2000. The conference will be devoted to the needs of parishes which desire to include Russian Orthodox Chant in the English language in their Divine Services. We will focus on the needs of small choirs. Lectures, workshops, and open discussions will offer an enriching program of interest to individuals from all backgrounds. The Divine Services in English will illustrate the beauty of ancient Russian melodies.
Program-at-a-Glance (subject to change)
Wednesday, June 18
3:00pm Hotel check-in
6:00pm-9:00pm Seminar registration & reception/light supper
Thursday, June 19
9:30am-Noon Welcome, lectures & rehearsals
8:00pm Free evening
Friday, June 20
9:30am-Noon Lectures & Rehearsals
5:30pm Free evening
Saturday, June 21
9:30am-Noon Lectures, rehearsal
4:00pm All-Night Vigil
Sunday, June 22
Checkout of Hotel before you leave for Church.
9:45am Hours & Divine Liturgy
1:00pm Farewell banquet
Program Highlights (subject to change)
- The Spiritually Informative Nature of Orthodox Church Music
- Introducing a New Vespers Book: Toward a Service Book of Maximum Utility
- Where Two or Three are Gathered: the Potential of a Small Mission Choir
(for the All-Night Vigil and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Sunday of All Saints) will incorporate what we are learning.
- English language usage
The rhythm of English speech
Pointing sticheri, irmosi, troparia, etc.
English language pronunciation
How to speak English when we sing it.
How to put together a service
Questions and answers on the typicon
Fr. Michael Carney, rector, St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Mission, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Fr. John Townsend, rector, St. Mary of Egypt Russian Orthodox Church, Atlanta, Georgia; Fr. George Johnson, rector, Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Beltsville, Maryland; Claudia Maxey, choir director, St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Mission, Somerville, New Jersey
HURRY! THE SPRING SEMINAR IS LIMITED TO A TOTAL OF 50 PARTICIPANTS DUE TO SPACE LIMITATION. ATTENDANCE IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
$250-postmarked on or before May 14, 2003
$275-postmarked on or before June 9, 2003
$300-postmarked on or after June 10, 2003
The registration fee includes
- Music book for the conference services (handed out on June 18).
- Access to all lectures, workshops, and rehearsals.
- On-site Bookstore where you can review/purchase St. Romanos music books. New music will be available for purchase.
- Wednesday evening reception
- Thursday breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Friday breakfast and lunch.
- Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Sunday banquet lunch.
- Transport with car-pool arrangements when needed, for transportation to and from Church, the hotel and other seminar functions.
The registration fee does NOT include hotel accommodations.
In order to make the conference available to all, we have some parishioner housing available. Sleeping bags may be needed. If you need housing, please contact Matushka Alexandra Moses by phone: 540-887-8280, or e-mail mosesj@... BEFORE mailing your Registration Form.
Requests for refunds must be received in writing, either by e-mail or by regular mail (postmarked by June 12, 2003). A processing fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be accepted after June 12, 2003.
Please mail all correspondence to:
Mat. Alexandra MosesAll Saints of North America Russian Orthodox Church3648 Middlebrook Village Road, Middlebrook, VA 24459Email: mosesj@... Check out our web page at www.saintromanos.org
The Saint Romanos the Melodist Society, Choir Conference, June 18-22, 2003
Tradition in Service to Mission: Russian Orthodox Chant in the English Language
Name Badge name
Voice Part: Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
Music sight reading: Good OK Weak
Are you involved with choir directing? _______________________________________
Home Parish __________________________________________________________
Special requirements (e.g., dietary, etc.) _____________________________________
Car pools will be used for transportation to and from Church, and for other functions during the conference. (There will not be car pools available for transportation to and from airports. Information about airport shuttle buses will be mailed to you with your registration confirmation letter.)
Will you have use of a car? Yes No
If Yes, how many spaces will be available for carpooling?
If No, will you need a ride?
Postmarked on or before May 14, 2003 $250
Postmarked on or before June 9, 2003 $275
Postmarked on or after June 10, 2003 $300
Please include your payment. Registration Form must be accompanied by check or Money Order in US $, payable to St. Romanos Society. Mail to: 3648 Middlebrook Village Road, Middlebrook, VA 24459.
Registration Fee includes: The Conference Music, and the completely revised and updated edition of A Church Singer's Companion - Part One, The All-Night Vigil, Volume I: Vespers, and access to all lectures, workshops, rehearsals, and seminar materials. Also, Wednesday evening reception; Thursday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Friday breakfast & lunch; Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sunday banquet lunch. Transport to & from church will be organized with carpools.
Refunds and Cancellations: Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing either by e-mail or postmarked by June 10, 2003. There will be a $50 processing fee for all cancellations. No refunds after June 10, 2003. In the event of a Conference cancellation or change in date, registrants will be notified immediately, The St. Romanos Society is not responsible for any travel or other expense incurred by any participant due to a program cancellation.
Any questions please contact Mat. Alexandra Moses at 540-887-8280 or e-mail: mosesj@...
Also, check out our web site at http://www.saintromanos.org
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