16th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, Oct 8-12, Montreal
The Liturgical Commission of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian
Orthodox Church Outside Russia and the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox
Cathedral, Montreal, Quebec Canada present, with the blessing of His
Eminence,Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside Russia:
The 16th Annual North American Russian Orthodox Church Musicians'
Conference in Montreal, Canada. October 8-12, 2003 (Canadian
Thanksgiving and US Columbus Day Weekend)
This year's topic, in honor of the 300th anniversary of the founding
of St. Petersburg: The St. Petersburg School - Its influence on
This conference is of interest to church musicians including choir
directors, singers and other interested people of all levels. The
program includes lectures, workshops and rehearsals culminating in
the All-Night Vigil on Saturday and Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Both
services will be celebrated by Metropolitan Laurus.
The Conference will be conducted in English; the services will be in
Slavonic and English.
Registration: $235.00 CAN or $175.00 US prior to Sept. 15, 2003.
$25.00 extra after Sept. 15, 2003.
Cheques: St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral (includes meals and
Contact (local): Nicholas Androsoff, 820 50th Ave., Lachine, Quebec,
Location: Four Points Sheraton Dorval
6600 Cote de Liesse, Dorval. Tel. (514) 344-1999
$103.40 CAN per night double prior to Sept. 15
Duration: Oct. 8 to Oct. 12 (4 nights)
Program: Registration; Oct. 8 at 19:00, Vigil; Oct. 11, Liturgy;
Oct.12,Banquet; Oct. 12.
Daily lectures, workshops and choir rehearsals.
Details and online registration:
Editorial Comment from Peter Fekula, Member of the Liturgical
I have been involved in these conferences from their inception in
Glen Cove, NY in 1987, so I'm not impartial, I suppose. But there
are a number of contributors to this list who have either attended,
presented lectures, conducted workshops, or conducted the choir at
previous conferences and who, I'd venture, would say the conferences
are valuable and beneficial to those who attend, and by extension,
to their home parishes.
This year's conference, dedicated to the "St. Petersburg School" of
Russian Liturgical composition will features lectures and workshops
by leading church musicians from the US and Russia, festive
hierarchal services, and an opportunity to interact with, learn
from, and exchange war stories with fellow church musicians from
around the US and Canada.
Historically, these conferences have proven valuable for people at
all levels of proficiency -- for those who are experienced singers
already, as well as those who are not, but wish to gain some