Tickets are still available for a concert of sacred music—“ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image” — to be performed at the famous St. Malachy’s, “The Actors’ Chapel,” 239 West 49th Street, New York City, by the Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale Monday, May 7, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25.00, and may be purchased on-line. Limited seating will be available at the door (cash only) the evening of the concert.
The program will feature liturgical music representing the broader Orthodox tradition sung in their original languages — Greek, Georgian, Estonian, Slavonic — as well as choral music by Orthodox composers written for the concert hall. Two visual projections — one of images of Orthodox icons and the other of translations of musical texts — will run simultaneously as the chorale sings. In this multi-media concert, icons, music, and text will expound one another and combine the best elements of a professional choral performance with the depth and authenticity of the Orthodox liturgical experience.
The Chorale will be directed by Hierodeacon Herman, Lecturer in Liturgical Music and Chapel Choir Director at the seminary, and Matushka Robin Freeman, who created the concert format and conducted in its premiere at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in 2010.