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Choir

The Orthodox Church’s rich liturgical life and traditions have given birth to a rich and diverse chant and choral tradition. Our parish choir consists of members of the congregation and our repertoire draws from the singing traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church, whether that be the ancient Znamenny Chant, Kievan Chant, the Lvov-Bakhmetev Obikhod, or choral arrangements by such composers as Dmitry Bortniansky, Alexander Archangelsky, Alexander Kastalsky, Archimandrite Matfei, Boris Ledkovsky, and others.


Our parish is blessed to have as our choir director, Caleb Lewis.


Contact information

Dr. Caleb Lewis

www.caleblewisconductor.com


The tradition of unaccompanied singing continues in the Orthodox Church and in our parish. Our choir sings both in English and in Church Slavonic. Choir rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm and 30 minutes prior to every service. Extra choir rehearsals are often scheduled prior to Great Feasts. You must attend rehearsal if you wish to sing in the choir. If you are interested in joining our choir, please contact Caleb. In connection with the Shelter in Place order issued by the State of California, all choir rehearsals are cancelled until further notice.


The links provided below offer more information on the chant and choral traditions of the Orthodox Church:


Liturgica- contains articles on and audio downloads from various Christian and Jewish chant and choral traditions


Brief Outline for Choir Directors of the Hierarchal Liturgy


Free Online Tutorial for learning the tones of Obikhod and Kievan Chant


Tone Tutor- Tutorial CDs for purchase


More information about Znamenny Chant


History of Carpatho-Rusyn Plainchant (Prostopenije)


Musica Russica- Russian Choral Sheet Music and CDs


Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Music Institute (PATRAM)


History of Byzantine Chant


Introduction to Serbian Chant