Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online here. Your printed registration form will serve as your admission ticket.
[SVOTS Communications, Yonkers, NY] On Monday evening, May 7, 2012, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary is hosting an exquisite evening of liturgical music sung in the traditional styles of Orthodox Christian churches worldwide. In a multi-media program that interweaves luminous icons, sacred texts, and a rich a cappella sound, the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale will perform ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image at the famous St. Malachy’s,”The Actors’ Chapel,” in the heart of Manhattan, at 239 West 49th Street, New York City. 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 languagesGreek, Georgian, Estonian, Slavonicas well as choral music by Orthodox composers written for the concert hall. Two visual projectionsone of images of Orthodox icons and the other of translations of musical textswill 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 Universitys Jacobs School of Music in 2010.
Tickets are $25, and may be purchased online. Go to Upcoming Events on the seminarys Website: www.svots.edu. Limited seating will be available at the door (cash only) the evening of the concert.