Seminary choir to perform in New York City May 7

SVOTS Concert

On Monday evening, May 7, 2012, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY, will host an exquisite evening of liturgical music sung in the traditional styles of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide.

In a multi-media program that combines luminous icons, sacred texts, and a rich a cappella sound, the Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale will perform “ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image” at the famous Saint Malachy’s, “The Actors’ Chapel,” in the heart of Manhattan, at 239 West 49th Street, New York, NY. This stirring concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The concert program will include pieces from 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.

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.