Labor Day Young Singers' Conference 2016

The Labor Day Young Singers’ Conference started on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 3rd, 2016, at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY. This is the first such event, sponsored by PaTRAM, to be held at the Holy Trinity Monastery but will certainly not be the last. The number of participants exceeded expectations and in […]

Second Annual Summer Master Class in Russia 2016

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie Moscow has welcomed PaTRAM’s 2nd Annual Summer Master Class in Russia taking place Thursday, July 7th – Thursday July 14th, 2016! Our Master Class is set up to be one of our most culturally and musically immersive opportunities to-date.  Get a feel for the exhilarating spirit of this event by following our […]

PaTRAM Sponsors Recording of New CD in Saratov, Russia!

From June 30 thru July 6th, PaTRAM will sponsor a collection of 40, hand-picked male singers , under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Gorbik, to record a new CD. On the heels of the Patriarch Tikhons Choir’s successful debut CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations”, Maestro Gorbik will lead the choir which will record works by Pavel Chesnokov in a new location, the Pokrovsky […]

PaTRAM’s very own Vladimir Gorbik was interviewed by Natalia Gorenok about his passion for church choir and a changing status within Orthodox music. The art of Church singing is an integral part of the life of the church and, like the Russian church itself, is experiencing a revival. At the forefront of this change is Vladimir Gorbik, […]

PaTRAM Institute is pleased to announce the commission of a new Divine Liturgy from American Orthodox composer Kurt Sander. The work is set for completion in 2017 and will be premiered in the context of a Divine Liturgy celebrated at in Howell, NJ. Kurt Sander is a major Orthodox composer who has been actively contributing […]

Article: "To Russia With Song" by Thomas R. Vozella

As 2015 came to an end, Thomas Vozella, one of PaTRAM’s participants in the First Annual Moscow Master Class, shared his experience on the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) website. Within the article, Vozella spoke about the similarity between American Churches with liturgical worship traditions and Orthodox traditions, “beautiful houses of worship, exquisite liturgy and […]

Podcast: In-depth look at the music featured on the first Patriarch Tikhon Choir CD, “Praise the Lord, All Ye Nations.”

Vladimir Morosan, President and Founder of Musica Russica,  developed the podcast “Sing to the Lord” on Ancient Faith Ministries. “Sing to the Lord” is a program devoted to exploring the various aspects of Orthodox liturgical singing and all manner of related topics. The program will explore the theology of singing and Orthodox worship over the centuries, […]

Russian News: Vladimir Gorbik Conducts Divine Liturgy Following Irkutsk Master Class

More media coverage by the Second Russian State TV channel “Vesti,” as Vladimir Gorbik leads Festal Vigil in honor of Our Lady of Kazan held in Tel’ma, near Irkutsk. November 4, 2015 — The Kazan icon of the Mother of God was commemorated and Minin and Pozharsky were remembered, as a hierarchal Divine Liturgy was held at the church […]

The Second State Russian TV channel “Russia” tells about Vladimir Gorbik Master Class and recital in Irkutsk (Russia), November 2 – 5, 2015. The program included the Russian Sacred music and the work on Requiem of Verdi with the students of Irkutsk Music College of F.Chopin and also the work with students-conductors of this College […]

From On September 27 we posted an interview with Benedict Sheehan, choirmaster at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary in Pennsylvania, in which he shared his thoughts on the state of Church music in America and about the various projects with which he is involved. One of those projects is the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music […]

A new podcast about Orthodox liturgical music was launched in September 2015 on Ancient Faith Radio. “Sing to the Lord; Exploring the Many Facets of Orthodox Liturgical Singing” is a program devoted to exploring the various aspects of Orthodox liturgical singing and all manner of related topics. The program will explore the theology of singing […]