PaTRAM™ Has A New Home At the Resurrection Cathedral and Spiritual, Cultural and Musical Center!

A new and exciting chapter begins for PaTRAM Institute™ and St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon Church thanks to your prayers, support and encouragement! On Bright Monday, we closed on a beautiful property with an existing Anglican Church and Parish Hall in Deerfield Beach, FL. It has been an incredible and blessed journey already, and we are very much looking forward to the next phase of the project – building our new Home, the Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral and Spiritual, Cultural and Musical Center.

This Orthodox oasis will be PaTRAM’s new Headquarters and a center of worship, culture, and music for all Orthodox Christians, residents of Florida and visitors alike. The plans are ready, and starting this weekend you will hear the pounding of sledgehammers and see a beehive of activity. Now we will roll up our sleeves, say a prayer and begin the renovation and construction phase.

PaTRAM is already in the process of building a music library and the professional PaTRAM Mixed Choir for worship and concert performances for the Resurrection Cathedral Center. Our future plans include building a male choir and a youth choir as well as hosting educational programs.

Interested in this rare opportunity to build an Orthodox sanctuary? Ask Tatiana, our CEO and Development Director of the Resurrection Cathedral about the details:

We look forward to greeting you at the doors of the Cathedral and welcoming you in 2025! Stay tuned for updates on our progress.

Learn more:

Maestra Ekaterina Antonenko – A Compelling One-on-One Interview

As most of our listeners and subscribers know, the PaTRAM Male Choir™ was directed by Maestra Ekaterina Antonenko on PaTRAM’s most recent CD, Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil”. Maestra Antonenko sat down with Irina Nikitina, of the Russian language “Enigma” TV program, for a one-on-one interview.

Ekaterina Antonenko Conductor of PaTRAM Male Choir

The interview is a fascinating, in-depth look at the Maestra, her musical background, mentors, faith and artistry. Just click on her image and read the transcribed English language version of the interview. For those interested in seeing the Russian-language video of the interview, please click on the YouTube link,  here.

Please consider purchasing or downloading a copy of the masterpiece, “All-Night Vigil”.

As always, we thank you for your ongoing support!

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!

Listener Reviews Drive Awareness of PaTRAM™ Choral Masterpiece

In our prior News postings, we mentioned that our listeners, in addition to professional reviewers, were posting on social media and in the review section of CD sellers’ websites. Amazon, a primary outlet for this and other PaTRAM CDs, is no exception.

5-star ratings were achieved at both Amazon US and Amazon UK. Additionally, a CD purchaser left their own opinion about the “All-Night Vigil” CD:

“This is an excellent recording, arranged (I believe for the first time) for an all-male choir. Prepare for some incredible, cavernous bass tones – this one will test your headphones/speakers!”

Click to read the full comment==>5.0 out of 5 stars Something old but new!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 April 2024

Thank you for your input! For more info or to purchase/download a copy of the CD click here .

It is thanks to sponsors, donors, supporters, listeners and well-wishers that PaTRAM can create the music. The accolades go to YOU!

We offer our heartfelt thanks to Maestra Antonenko and our exceptional singers, who gave the best of themselves to create this masterwork of faith and beauty. Congratulations to all!

Rachmaninoff Has Arrived! PaTRAM Institute’s Eagerly Anticipated Album Available March 23rd, 2024

PaTRAM Institute™ proudly announces the release date of their newest, eagerly anticipated recording – Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” to be released Saturday, March 23rd, 2024.

The recording was 3 years in the making with several recording venue location changes, the challenges of traveling to the Middle East and the biggest culprit of all, COVID-19! But with God’s help we were able to gather a World Class conductor, Ekaterina Antonenko, 52 of the finest, professional male singers from across the globe, a multi-Grammy winning recording company, PaTRAM Staff and Holy Land Pilgrims to make this CD a beautiful reality.

We chose the zenith of religious and historic destinations, the cradle of Christianity – the Holy City of Jerusalem – as the location for our recording. Within the stone walls of the Holy City stands the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of the most important event in human history – the Resurrection of Christ. This is a place of living worship and the holiest place on earth for Christians. Every member of the ensemble was deeply affected and spiritually moved by the holy sites and brought the very best of themselves to this project to glorify God and share their God-given talents with the world.

Be the first to obtain the music! You can LISTEN to excerpts and PRE-ORDER Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” here:

We invite you to enjoy the crowning achievement of the Russian Orthodox choral tradition. We, at PaTRAM Institute, believe this to be one our finest recordings.

Stay informed by visiting our website.

Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support.

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!

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

May Your Days Be Merry And Bright!

The PaTRAM™ team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and joy and blessings this holiday season!

We hope you are continuing to enjoy the exclusive, early-release excerpt, Bogoroditse Devo – Rejoice, O Virgin, from our eagerly-awaited upcoming album, Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” performed by the PaTRAM Institute Male Choir™. This album, a labor of love, faith and dedication, is a reflection of the hard work and talent of our incredible artists, and the unwavering support you have shown us. If you have not had an opportunity to listen to this magnificent hymn, we invite you to immerse yourself in its spiritual joy. This is our gift to you (click below).

Bogoroditse Devo – Rejoice, O Virgin

As we look forward to the future, filled with exciting projects and opportunities to further enrich the world with the splendor of Orthodox music, we remain ever grateful for your continued support and encouragement. Your generosity not only helps us sustain our efforts but also propels us forward in our quest to keep the sacred tradition of Orthodox Church singing alive and thriving.

We kindly ask you to consider making a gift to PaTRAM before the year’s end. Your generosity will directly support the development of young artists and the exploration of new, immersive experiences for our audiences.

Give a Gift Today:

We thank you for your generosity and kindness!

May God bless you!

PaTRAM Institute™ – What’s In Store For 2024

Looking to 2024, a year brimming with promise and potential, we are filled with excitement and gratitude when we think about the strides we are poised to make at PaTRAM Institute. Our primary focus for the year ahead will be the growth and development of the Center for Musical Excellence, a pivotal step in our ongoing mission to nurture and showcase the rich tapestry of Orthodox sacred music and cultivate a standard of musical excellence that is both spiritually profound and artistically outstanding. Central to this vision is the choir at St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon. Already through their dedication and talent, they are laying the groundwork for what will evolve into the choir of the Resurrection Cathedral, the future home of PaTRAM.

Furthermore, the Center will act as an incubator for Youth Choirs, providing young singers the opportunity to engage with and learn the traditions of Orthodox music from an early age. These choirs will not only preserve our musical heritage but also ensure its evolution and relevance for years to come.

Additionally, we cannot wait to share the spiritually profound and deeply moving masterpiece, Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” album, with the world. The release date is March 2024. Last week, as a special gift, we offered our subscribers a sneak peek into the music, a clip of Bogoroditse Devo – Rejoice, O Virgin, performed by the PaTRAM Institute Male Choir.  We hope you have had an opportunity to listen to an excerpt from the album. If not, we are joyfully sharing it here. Please click the link and enjoy:

Bogoroditse Devo – Rejoice, O Virgin

And there is so much more to come in 2024! The PaTRAM Concert Series; the establishment of the PaTRAM Music Library; Choir development at St. Luke’s Church and other significant projects and events.

In order to fully realize these ambitious and transformative projects in 2024, we have set a fundraising goal of $200,000. This amount is dedicated exclusively to the development and implementation of our programs, ensuring that every aspect of our vision is brought to fruition with the excellence and devotion it deserves.

Your contribution has a direct and profound impact on the advancement of our mission. It enables us to focus our resources and energies on what we do best – bringing transcendent sacred music to life and nurturing the talents of those who will carry this legacy forward.

These transformational projects can only happen with your help. While all administrative costs are generously covered by the Lukianov Family Foundation, PaTRAM projects are fully funded by you, our supporters, donors and sponsors. Please give generously today:

Together, let us build a future where the sacred melodies of our faith are sung by voices young and old, continuing the unbroken chain of praise and worship that defines our Orthodox heritage and brings us closer to our Creator. Your partnership in this mission is not just an investment in music; it is an investment in the spiritual and cultural life of future generations.

We are deeply grateful for your continued support and partnership in this sacred endeavor. May the coming year be a harmonious symphony of growth, learning, and spiritual enrichment for us all.

The PaTRAM Team

Osanna Chamber Ensemble Performs Bortnyansky In Concert – Tickets on Sale NOW!

We hope you can join us to experience the music of Dmitry Bortnyansky to be performed by the Osanna Chamber Ensemble on October 26 and 27 in two historic and magnificent cathedral venues in New York City.

And please stay after the concerts for the fundraiser-receptions and enjoy socializing with the conductor and singers, delicious hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails.

To purchase tickets and for more information:

From John Arlievsky, Conductor:

Today, too many dismiss Bortnyansky’s compositions as ‘merely’ Italianate Galante artifacts – yet his output is undeniably a cornerstone of Russian Orthodox liturgical singing to this day. As a group equally comfortable in singing Western European as we are Eastern European music, Osanna Chamber Ensemble is uniquely equipped to tackle the question: What about Bortnyansky’s music has for centuries moved people in prayer, and why does it continue to do so today?

In 1789 Russia, liturgical music was at a point of crisis. Nobility, clergy and laypeople maintained a great variety of opinions about the appropriate direction for their sacred music, placing enormous pressure on the people creating that music. Returning from studies in Italy, composer Dmitry Bortnyansky received a royal invitation to continue his work in St. Petersburg shortly after his contemporary, Maxim Berezovsky, had taken his own life. In an exceedingly complex environment, Berezovsky had begun what Bortnyansky would go on to complete: the creation of an effective synthesis of the compositional language used at the time in Italy with his intimate knowledge of the ancient aesthetics of Orthodox Christian chant and liturgical arts in general. A heavy weight born on Bortnyansky’s shoulders indeed, and an undertaking which would change the course of music and history.

By juxtaposing Bortnyansky’s liturgical harmonizations with several of his more para-liturgical choral concerti, our concert program aims to demystify the essence of his compositional language. Armed with a nuanced and informed musicological approach and a deeply rooted love for this music, the goal of our upcoming concert is to cultivate a stylistic approach to unlock the treasures of Bortnyansky’s works by decoding his compositional language.

Library fires, a lack of research in sacred music throughout the Soviet period, and the utilitarian nature of Bortnyansky’s music have led to a multitude of unanswered questions. There are even those who bitterly maintain that there is simply no place in liturgy for this music. Despite all this and more, we continue to chant Bortnyansky’s music across the Orthodox world.

What is the value of Bortnyansky’s music to Orthodox prayer of yesterday, today, and tomorrow? Join us – and decide for yourself – as we explore these questions in concerts on October 26th and 27th in NYC.

We sincerely thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the live performances.

The Osanna Chamber Ensemble To Sing the Great Orthodox Sacred Music of Dimitry Bortnyansky

The PaTRAM Institute™ is proud to present the Osanna Chamber Ensemble, LIVE in-concert in New York City, October 26 and 27, 2023.

Osanna conductor, John Arlievsky:

“Today, too many dismiss Bortnyansky’s compositions as ‘merely’ Italianate Galante artifacts – yet his output is undeniably a cornerstone of Russian Orthodox liturgical singing to this day. As a group equally comfortable in singing Western European as we are Eastern European music, Osanna Chamber Ensemble is uniquely equipped to tackle the question: What about Borntiansky’s music has for centuries moved people in prayer, and why does it continue to do so today?

Join us – and decide for yourself – as we explore these questions in concerts on October 26th and 27th in NYC.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click below.

Thank you to all our donors who supported the “From Young Voices To God’s Ears” campaign! We invite everyone to attend, and hear for themselves, these moving sacred music masterpieces.

Thank you, again, for your continued support.

Grassroots Movement

Movements are built by people – individuals who share values, a common faith and a commitment to make a positive and lasting impact on humanity. Since our founding, PaTRAM Institute™ has been dedicated to affecting the quality of church music to facilitate deeper and more passionate worship. Together, we are building something extraordinary – a movement in the realm of sacred music that will bring inspiration, emotion, faith and a deeper connection to God for all who will listen. The music of the Orthodox Church has the power to spark this in all of us.

Together, we are building a grassroots movement to share the splendor of Russian Orthodox choral music together with its astounding spiritual depth with the next generation and beyond. This is a true grassroots movement because PaTRAM™ does not receive grants from the government or large foundations. The Lukianov Family Foundation generously covers all administrative costs, but educational grants and performance programs come from gifts – your gifts.

Over 50 families and individuals have already supported the “From Young Voices to God’s Ears” campaign. That is amazing! Will you join them? Will you join us? Will you invest in the next generation of church musicians and in the music that has the power to heal, inspire and touch the soul?

Please give today to the “From Young Voices to God’s Ears” campaign.

Your gift will make a huge impact on the future of the sacred musical arts and young church musicians.

Thank you in advance for partnering with PaTRAM and demonstrating your commitment to sharing the gift of liturgical music with the next generation and all who will listen! Whether you give a little or a lot, whether you spread the news about our noble cause to family and friends or whether you simply pray for those who are working to achieve excellence in prayerful singing, you are our partner in great work. And we are sincerely grateful!

Our doors are open, and all are invited to join our growing community and become partners in great work!

Light the Spark!

Beautiful, sacred music literally transforms people. Ordinary people who have never heard the heavenly sounds of traditional liturgical singing become believers. Music aficionados who know exactly what high-quality music should sound like, are stunned by this new emotional volcano. Amateur singers learn to sing on a completely new level. Inspiration, emotion, faith – music has the power to spark this in all of us.


The choirs that deliver beautiful, sacred music are made up of individual singers.

Would you consider a gift of $600 to sponsor the musical development of a singer?

You may be familiar with our campaign “From Young Voices to God’s Ears”. The goal is to raise $33,000 over the next few weeks to invest in the musical development of some amazing and committed young artists from the Osanna Chamber Ensemble.

PaTRAM™ has been supporting the Osanna Chamber Ensemble in their development, giving them access to PaTRAM master teachers, who are the best in their field. We have opened doors for them and allowed them to reach a level of musical excellence that is uncommon in North America. Working with John and the Osanna singers has been deeply fulfilling, and their progress and growth has been exceptional.

Osanna has developed into a choir that is approaching the level of a professional choir. Their progress is due in large part to their commitment, and they deserve tremendous credit for their hard work. But I also know that their commitment and hard work alone would not have been enough to get them to where they are today. They needed someone to come alongside them to support their development. That’s where PaTRAM came in – and we are very proud of the role PaTRAM has played in providing Osanna the support they needed to take them to the next level. They are shining stars in the sacred music sphere.

This is the process I am asking you to help us continue and duplicate. You can learn more about the campaign at So far, we have raised $9,445 toward our goal.

A gift of $600 would cover the complete cost of one student’s pre-concert lessons.

Today, I am inviting you to sponsor one of these students with a gift of $600. You can give now at

YOU can light the spark.