We are pleased to announce that The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Choral Performance! Our heartfelt congratulations to composer Kurt Sander; Maestro Peter Jermihov, Conductor; Executive Producers and singers Alex Lukianov and Katya Lukianov, and all of the members of the PaTRAM Institute Singers. We are honored […]

PaTRAM Master Class During the Eastern American Diocese Pastoral Conference at Holy Trinity Monastery

During the Eastern American Diocese Pastoral Conference October 21st-23rd, PaTRAM Institute held a Master Class for Male Choir with Grammy-nominated Maestro Vladimir Gorbik. The conference and the Master Class took place at Holy Trinity Monastery (HTM) in Jordanville, NY. These events coincided with the EAD’s celebration of the 35th anniversary of Metropolitan Hilarion’s consecration to […]

PaTRAM Institute appointed Ms. Zacharin-Geringer as its CEO and a member of the Board of Directors effective November 1, 2019. She succeeds Mr. Alexis V. Lukianov who founded the organization and has been its Chairman and CEO since inception over 5 years ago. Mr. Lukianov will remain as Chairman of the Board, and closely involved […]

It is Truly Meet to Bless Thee, the Theotokos

Достойно есть блажити Тя, Богородицу (По русски) Dmitry Anokhin Translation by Gregory W. Levitsky INTERNATIONAL MALE CHOIR RECORDS CD OF ORTHODOX HYMNS TO THE MOST IMMACULATE LADY The visit of the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” to Saratov, Russia, was accompanied by a unique musical project, which brought together […]

Coming Full Circle: A Masterclass at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

(This article by Seraphim Hanisch originally appeared on the Orthodox Christianity website on 10/15/19) On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, a very special choral masterclass was given in the lower room of the Great Bell Tower at the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. This monastery is considered the spiritual center of all of Russia and of its […]

PaTRAM Master Class for Male Choir to Be Held Oct 21-23 at Holy Trinity Monastery

Don’t miss your next opportunity to learn from Maestro Vladimir Gorbik at our Male Choir Master Class and sing with Deacon Nikolai Kotar and Holy Trinity Seminarians. The master class will be held October 21st-23rd at Holy Trinity Monastery (HTM) in Jordanville, NY, during the Eastern American Diocese Pastoral Conference. The master class is open to all […]

“The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom” by Kurt Sander Earns More Critical Acclaim

PaTRAM Institute’s most recent CD, The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Kurt Sander, continues to grow in popularity with critics and consumers alike. It has consistently ranked in the Top Ten in Opera and Vocal New Releases on Amazon since its release and even reached #11 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Album charts! […]

PaTRAM Mini-Master Class for Male Choir To Be Held Sep 11-12, 2019

PaTRAM Institute will be co-sponsoring, with the St. Alexander Nevsky Foundation, a mini-Master Class for Male Choir from Wednesday September 11th through Thursday September 12th at the St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, NJ. The mini-Master Class is being held in conjunction with the Feast of Saint Alexander Nevsky, the patron saint of the […]

PaTRAM Returns From Successful Recording Trip in Saratov, Russia

The PaTRAM Institute Male Choir recently returned from Saratov, Russia, where they recorded the next CD to be released on the Reference Recording label, More Honorable Than the Cherubim. Release date is TBA for 2021. The new CD is a compendium of hymns to the Theotokos, performed by a fifty-six member male choir. The choir […]

PaTRAM Institute to Record Next CD in Saratov, Russia, Accompanied by the Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God

  Fresh off their GRAMMY nomination for their CD, Teach Me Thy Statutes, and their newly released CD, The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the PaTRAM Institute will record their next CD in Saratov, Russia, this summer. The new CD, entitled More Honorable Than the Cherubim, is a compendium of hymns to the Theotokos by various composers, which […]

PaTRAM Institute Presents TWO Male Choir Master Classes, September and October 2019.       Maestro Vladimir Gorbik returns to the United States to conduct TWO Master Classes for Male Choir.         St. Alexander Nevsky Feast Day and Mini-Master Class September 11-12, 2019 St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral Howell, NJ and Master […]

Summer Singers' Academy 2019 - A Critical and Participant Success

This past Sunday, June 30th, the 2019 Summer Singers’ Academy came to a close with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, His Grace Bishop Luka of Syracuse and many clergy, including Father Serge Lukianov whose Parish, St. Alexander Nevsky, hosted the Academy. Highlighted by the singing of the combined choirs of […]