Announcement – Holy Protection Parish, Cabramatta to hold Liturgical Music Seminar, 27-30 May 2010

The parish of the Protection of the Holy Virgin in Cabramatta will hold a Liturgical Music Seminar from Thursday 27th May to Sunday 30th May, 2010.

The objective of this Seminar, supported by the and the Australia and New Zealand Diocesan (ROCOR) Sacred Music Committee, is to bring together singers and conductors and together to explore the wealth and majesty of Russian liturgical music through lectures, hands-on workshops, rehearsals and divine services.

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The Seminar will examine historical trends; explore the contributions of key figures in Russian sacred music; study, rehearse and perform a wide range of sacred chant and composed music; address questions of performance practice, musicianship, conducting and vocal technique, and the various practical issues facing today’s directors and choristers, as well as the use of the English in contemporary liturgical practice.

The Seminar will conclude with the All-Night Vigil and Liturgy for the Sunday of All-Saints sung by Seminar participants.

Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people and expand their liturgical repertoire, and liturgical experiences.

The Seminar will feature lecturers, coaches and conductors from around Australia,  as has been the case in previous  All-Diocesan choral conferences.  Choir directors, singers, and those with an interest in Russian sacred choral music from all Orthodox Local Churches and jurisdictions are welcome to attend and participate.

Seminar presentations, workshops and rehearsals will be conducted in both English and Russian.

The Church services will be chanted by antiphonal choirs in Church Slavonic and English.

All enquiries may be directed to Andrei Laptev,, +61411028343

Download the Registration Form: MS Word format, PDF format