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St. Petersburg Summer School of Orthodox Music Festival

Location: Russia
Dear friends,

We are inviting you to participate in the unique musical and educational program of the St. Petersburg Summer School in July, 2010. In the course of the three weeks you will have the opportunity to plunge into the rich and little known world of the authentic Old Russian music culture. Participation in the festival will help you to understand the basics of the one of Europe’s oldest and most original civilizations, brush against its sacred mysteries, to visit holy places and enjoy the magnificent and quiet Northern nature.
 

Within the school’s framework you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the authentic samples of Old Russian singing art, to see the ancient manuscripts kept in Saint Petersburg libraries, to meet the well-known medievists and famous conductors, reviving authentic church singing. Znamenny and demestvenny chants, the best samples of Byzantine musical tradition, the sacred compositions of Russian classics and contemporary composers – all these treasures will be performed at the festival – in your interpretation.

Among our masters will be professor Vladislav Chernushenko - artistic director of the famous St. Petersburg Capella and Anatoly Grindenko (Old Russian Chant ensemble), regents from Moscow, St. petersburg and Valaam monastery.

all information and application form you can find at www.choirfestival.ru - Summer school 2010

admission has already started. deadline for scholarships is March, 1, 2010. first come - first serve!