PaTRAM to sponsor Advanced Conducting Master Class in Chicago June 21-25
CHICAGO, IL [MW Diocese Communications] — The Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Institute [PaTRAM] will hold an Advanced Conducting Master Class at Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL from Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25.
The class offers extensive podium time, intensive individualized instruction, and a professional chamber choir serving as the students’ practice instrument. Selected students will be given the opportunity to direct the choir at two divine services. The program will culminate in a celebration of a full All-Night Vigil and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence, Archbishop Peter at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral [ROCOR], Des Plaines, IL.
PaTRAM’s mission is to cultivate and promote the beauty and spiritual depth of Russian Orthodox liturgical arts in general and choral singing in particular, in both the English and Slavonic languages. PaTRAM seeks to utilize rigorous educational programs, distinctive performance events, and the latest technological tools to realize this mission and founding principal.