PaTRAM™ Releases New Video of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” Rehearsal in Jerusalem

THIS IS NEW! We invite you to enjoy a short clip from the PaTRAM Institute Male Choir™ rehearsal of the Rachmaninoff “All-Night Vigil”, under the direction of Maestro Ekaterina Antonenko, with baritone soloist Evgeny Kachurovsky. Click on the photo below.

 

The setting is the beautiful Russian Orthodox Ascension Monastery Church, situated among the olive trees, atop the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The blankets suspended from the walls and around the choir ensure a warm and rich sound.

We hope to share the entire album with you next year, but WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please GIVE and share the GoFundMe link with all who love the music of the church and help bring this heavenly music to life!

We thank you for your ongoing support and generosity!

Encouraging Start to the GoFundMe Campaign!

DEAR PaTRAM COMMUNITY!

We are excited to share an UPDATE on the Celestial Music from the HOLY LAND Fundraiser. In just 2 short days we have already raised $2,000 toward our $30,000 goal! We are very encouraged by your generosity and support! THANK YOU!

Have you read Tatiana’s personal story of transformation? Perhaps you too have been affected by the beauty and splendor of Orthodox music. We would love to hear your story as well. Write to us!

Please SHARE this fundraising campaign with your friends and family and DONATE if you are able. Let’s keep this going! Click to learn more about the CELESTIAL MUSIC FROM THE HOLY LAND FUNDRAISER, read Tatiana’s story and to DONATE.

Thank you for your support!

PaTRAM Institute™ Initiates A Go Fund Me Campaign To Raise Critical Funding For Completion Of Their Recording of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

PaTRAM™ CEO, Tatiana Geringer, on behalf of PaTRAM Institute™, has created a GoFundMe campaign to finance the completion of PaTRAM’s most recent recording of the epic Rachmaninoff masterpiece, the “All-Night Vigil” for Male Choir.

This past June PaTRAM overcame innumerable obstacles, including the pandemic and challenging political events, to bring 52 male choristers from the US, Canada, Serbia, Australia and Russia, to the Holy Land to record this stunning sacred music.

The CD is recorded, but now it must be mastered and prepared for PaTRAM to share with you. We are all keenly aware of the recent dramatic increases in prices for everything from food to transportation. Our project was significantly impacted by these unexpected increases, and the funds to complete the Rachmaninoff in the Holy Land project have run out.

The MOST IMPORTANT FINAL PHASE of the project is in jeopardy!

Today PaTRAM must urgently raise $30,000 to bring the Rachmaninoff “All-Night Vigil” to the world, and we are asking you and anyone else who is moved by this incredibly soulful music, to donate to this effort on PaTRAM’s GoFundMe page. The mastering of the CD must be done in 2022 in order for the CD to be ready for public distribution in 2023.

Join Tatiana in bringing Rachmaninoff’s ethereal masterpiece of spiritual artistry to life! Read her story and see how you can make the difference!

As always, your help is GREATLY appreciated!

THANK YOU!

PaTRAM Institute Celebrates the Elevation of Bishop Nicholas to ROCOR First Hierarch

With great joy, we share the announcement of the election of His Grace Nicholas, Bishop of Manhattan as the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York. The election took place on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, with the rite of enthronement of His Eminence Nicholas, taking place this weekend.

Beloved and admired by his flock as a kind, humble and wise shepherd, Vladyka Nicholas has now become the guiding light of the ROCOR Church.

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!

Vladyka Nicholas is a longtime and active supporter of PaTRAM Institute and our mission to preserve and foster the liturgical music of our Church. It is of note that PaTRAM was greatly honored and blessed to have Vladyka Nicholas accompany our choir on two of our recent projects.

 

In 2019, with the special permission and blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, of blessed memory, the Kursk Root Mother of God of the Sign Icon, with Vladyka Nicholas as her guardian and primary caretaker, traveled with the PaTRAM Institute Male Choir to Saratov, Russia to record the “More Honourable than the Cherubim” album, perform a concert and sing services. During our time in Saratov, more than 18,000 believers and those new to the faith venerated the holy and magnificent Wonderworking Kursk Root icon.

 

Saratov, Russia 2019. Metropolitan Longin, Metropolitan Nicholas with the PaTRAM executives and ensemble

This past June Vladyka Nicholas accompanied the PaTRAM Male Choir to the cradle of Christianity, the Holy Land! The PaTRAM Choir was blessed to sing hierarchical liturgies celebrated by His Eminence Nicholas at the Ascension monastery church atop Mount of Olives, St. Mary Magdalene monastery church in Gethsemane and even at Golgotha in the complex of the Holy Sepulchre. Vladyka blessed our group in the Jordan River, served a moleben and panikhida on Mount Tabor and, along with His Grace Bishop Theodosy of Seattle, was our spiritual father throughout our journey in the holiest of holy. Below are some photos of this epic trip.

Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, Metropolitan Nicholas, Bishop Theodosy, Maestro Ekaterina Antonenko and the PaTRAM Male Choir following a marvelous performance of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” in Jerusalem. June 2022

Vladyka Nicholas and Vladyka Theodosy joyfully blessing all the members of the PaTRAM group in the Jordan River. June 2022

Newly elected Metropolitan Nicholas with PaTRAM at St. Mary Magdalene Monastery Church, Gethsemane. June 2022

May God grant many blessed years to our dear Vladyka Nicholas!

IN MEMORIUM – PROTOPRESBYTER VALERY LUKIANOV

Memory eternal to the ever-memorable Father Valery on the fourth anniversary of his repose in the Lord. Christ is Risen!

On this fourth anniversary of the repose of Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, we at PaTRAM Institute™ are sharing a glimpse into the heart of a true servant of God, a wonderful video entitled LAST WORDS: Sermon #1”Pascal Greeting”

We also invite you to read this outstanding article from the Eastern American Diocese (EAD), recalling the life of Father Valery and all the joy and wisdom he brought to his parishioners, fellow clerics and friends.

As we do every year, we commemorate Fr Valery with MEMORY ETERNAL as entoned by Alexis Lukianov with the PaTRAM Institute Singers™, from the Blessed Art Thou among Women CD.

Memory eternal to the ever-memorable Father Valery! Christ is Risen!

Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of ROCOR, Is Mourned By PaTRAM and All Orthodox Christians

It is with deep sadness that we received the mournful news of the repose in the Lord of our dear Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR).

Vladyka Hilarion was not only our leader and shepherd; he was also our kind father and mentor, a humble servant of the Church and his flock. His Eminence was also a devoted supporter of PaTRAM and a generous donor.

On behalf of the PaTRAM Institute, we convey our deepest condolences to the Synod of Bishops of ROCOR, and all orthodox Christians, as we join in prayer for the soul of the newly departed servant of God Metropolitan Hilarion.

Memory eternal; and may the Lord rest his bright soul.

Вечная память!

We invite you to watch a wonderful, short video of Father Valery Lukianov’s (of blessed memory) remarks on the 10th Anniversary of Metropolitan Hilarion’s enthronement in 2018 when Father Valery, himself a spiritual pillar within ROCOR, was already in the advanced stages of ALS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7ZasTv4vY

PaTRAM Institute™ Wishes All Our Friends A Blessed and Bright Easter!

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Let us Rejoice in the Resurrection of Our Lord!

We thank you for inviting us into your home and allowing PaTRAM to share the authentic beauty of Orthodox music with you and your loved ones!

We ask that you turn the volume up on your device and click here-> Paschal hymn and enjoy this music from the Blessed Art Thou among Women CD.

Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе!

PaTRAM Institute™ Oktavists To Perform Rachmaninoff on April 15, 2022 in Toronto, Canada

Alexis Lukianov (left) and Elias Dubelsten, two of PaTRAM Institute’s leading oktavists, will perform Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir on Friday April 15, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – 1585 Yonge Street – Toronto, Canada.

For more information and tickets go to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

PaTRAM Institute™ Chairman Interviewed For His “Midas Touch” In Business and Technology

In case our readers didn’t know already, our Chairman, Alexis Lukianov, wears many hats. He is a builder of MedTech companies, a builder of churches, a race car driving enthusiast and so much more! Alex has a long history of success in the medical devices world, starting with orthopedic devices and moving on to spinal technologies.

In fact, Mr. Lukianov’s successes have gained him a reputation, in the medical technology world, as a sort of “King Midas”. The analogy referring to everything he does in medical technology, figuratively and financially, turns to gold.

We urge our readers to read the article by Matt Henshaw, a Medical Technology recruiter and talent specialist in the medical technology field. You’ll find it fascinating and better understand the architect of PaTRAM’s organizational and operational structure.

PaTRAM Institute’s Producers Circle Dinner 2022 A Big Success

Cocktail hour, with infused vodka tastings. Performance by PaTRAM™-sponsored Osanna Chamber Ensemble. Full Russian-style blini dinner complete with black and red caviar and all the other accoutrements. Presentations by PaTRAM’s Chairman and CEO.

These were the makings of the PaTRAM Institute’s Producers Circle Dinner on Feb 17th in the Grand Hall of the historic mansion that is the Synod of Bishops headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. The catered affair attracted many clergy, including His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, and supporters in a SOLD OUT house.

PaTRAM CEO, Tatiana Geringer, personally greeted the arriving patrons on that rainy night. She welcomed them to the event and guided them to the circular grand staircase, in the entry hall, and up to the second floor where the open bar was serving drinks and hors d’ oeuvres for the first hour of the evening. Of note were the multi-flavored infused vodkas created by Ms. Geringer and Katya Lukianov, PaTRAM Artistic Director. Also being served was the evenings signature drink, the “A Capella Elixir-It’ll Make You Sing!”

After the cocktail hour, the guests were all welcomed to the beautiful cathedral, in the adjacent hall. There, everyone had seats facing the altar for a performance by the Osanna Chamber Ensemble. Led by conductor John Arlievsky, partially subsidized by the PaTRAM Institute scholarships and made up mostly of young vocalists the Ensemble sang a short, 30 minute program of sacred music from various composers. Their performance was exceptional and emotionally moving with outstanding solos by both male and female soloists.

After the performance everyone moved over to the adjacent Grand Hall and took their seats at the beautifully set tables the incredibly efficient catering servers delivered the evening’s traditional Russian blinis. Delicious!

As everyone was enjoying their meals, PaTRAM Chairman, Alexis Lukianov, gave a short presentation reviewing PaTRAM’s mission, the success of PaTRAM’s recordings and the scholarship programs which partly fund the development of the aforementioned Osanna Chamber Ensemble (pictured below). Mr. Lukianov also reviewed one of the main purposes of this event, to raise funds for PaTRAM’s recording and concert tour of Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece, “All-Night Vigil”, in Jerusalem this coming June.

Following Mr. Lukianov, PaTRAM CEO (and architect of this gala), Tatiana Geringer, gave her short presentation. Ms. Geringer reviewed some of PaTRAM’s recent highlights and then focused on the coming recording and tour reviewing the itinerary and all the available financial support packages both for the recording/tour and for scholarships to advance the development of young singers.

Mr. Lukianov and Ms. Geringer certainly were inspirational speakers because after their presentations Mr. Greg Soufleris, a long-time generous supporter of PaTRAM, spoke about his feelings for the mission and prompted all the guests to support PaTRAM as he pledged his $12,000 purchase of the Associate Executive Producer package.

He, too, inspired others to follow his lead because several other AEP packages were purchased, that night, by generous patrons. All this capped off by a $25,000 additional donation from the Lukianov Family Foundation.

Following Mr. Soufleris, Katya Lukianov (the wife of Alexis and PaTRAM Artistic Director) asked to speak and, like Mr. Soufleris, gave her comments on the values of the mission and its importance, particularly in the development of young vocalists, and concluded by announcing that she, and her brother Andrei, were pledging $5000 EACH for a “Gift of Musical Excellence” Scholarship.

Ms. Lukianov, herself, inspired other patrons as people were writing checks to PaTRAM and pledging more support to the PaTRAM administrators in attendance and since via mail.

A great night was had by all with His Grace Bishop Nicholas saying it’s his wish that this become an annual event.

If you’re so inclined and would like to give a donation toward the Jerusalem project or towards scholarships to aspiring singers, conductors and choirs we would be grateful for all donations at the PaTRAM “Donate” page.

It’s become old hat with us but we will never stop saying it….THANK YOU! It is YOU, our supporters, who are most responsible for the continuation of PaTRAM’s mission. We can’t do it without you!

PaTRAM Institute™ – 2021 The Year In Review

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A Blessed Nativity To All From PaTRAM Institute™

PaTRAM Institute would like to wish you and your families a most joyous Day of the Nativity, and may God bless you all!

PaTRAM™ has a very special gift for all of our subscribers for Russian Orthodox Christmas!

We are extremely grateful for the support from our subscribers and friends and we’d like to thank you all by sharing this NEW, never-before-released hymn. It is a very special piece of music we were saving to share with everyone on this joyous occasion. Just click on the image below…

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Thank you for all your generous support, and we wish you a happy and peaceful New Year, too!