Patriarch Tikhon Choir East Coast Tour
Date: September 6, 2013
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Russian and American Orthodox Church Singers to Collaborate in Sacred Concerts
The Patriarch Tikhon Choir, a unique new choral ensemble of professional singers from Russia and North America, under the direction of renowned Moscow conductor Vladimir Gorbik, will perform a premiere concert of Orthodox sacred choral works entitled “Their Sound Hath Gone Forth.” The program features choral works by Russian and American Orthodox composers; several works will be concert premieres. In keeping with the choir’s multi-cultural nature, the program will be sung in both Church Slavonic and in English.
Monday, September 16, 2013, at 7:30pm
St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church: The Actor’s Chapel,
239 West 49th St.
New York City
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7:00pm
First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh
159 North Bellefield Ave.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 8:00pm
St. Peter's on Capitol Hill
313 2nd St. SE
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.patriarchtikhonchoir.com and at the door.
The recently formed Patriarch Tikhon Choir is a 32-voice mixed choir that brings together, for the first time, professional vocalists and choral musicians from the United States, Canada, and Russia. The singers, who, in addition to performing on the concert stage, routinely sing Orthodox liturgical services, impart an essential spiritual element to their interpretation of Orthodox sacred music.
The conductor, Vladimir Gorbik, is one the most prominent church musicians in Russia today. Since 1996 he has served as the choir director at the Moscow Respresentation Church (Metochion) of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery. He has made more than a dozen outstanding recordings of sacred music, embodying the finest repertoire and interpretive traditions of the Moscow School and the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery. Critics have hailed Vladimir Gorbik’s “consummate choral artistry”--a depth of expression and subtlety seldom encountered in modern-day recordings of Russian sacred music. Since the spring of 2012, Vladimir Gorbik has taught three highly successful master classes in the New York, Pennsylvania, and California, on the topic of “Interpreting Orthodox Sacred Choral Music,”
the first in a series of educational initiatives aimed at positively impacting the cultivation and practice of Orthodox liturgical choral singing in North America.