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 and Orthodox worship over the centuries, different types of hymns and genres, the origins and structures of various chant systems, and the various hymnographers and composers. We will hear the music itself and discuss ways of listening to the hymns, understanding them, and ways of learning to internalize them so that they speak to us more clearly, and help us to pray.
The author of the podcast is Dr. Vladimir Morosan who has worked in the field of Orthodox church music for over forty years. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Archangel Voices, a professional-level choral ensemble which has recorded six CD’s of Orthodox liturgical music in English. Other Orthodox church musicians may co-host this podcast in the future.
Dr. Morosan has taught and lectured widely at church music workshops and conferences, conducted choirs in various jurisdictions of Orthodox churches in the United States, served as a guest conductor, coach, and lecturer for a number of professional choirs, and is the composer and editor of numerous Orthodox choral arrangements.
He is a working consultant for the Dept. of Liturgical Music of the Orthodox Church in America, has served as a consultant for the Dept. of Sacred Music of the Antiochian Archdiocese, and is a member of the board of directors of the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Institute (PaTRAM). He is the President and Founder of Musica Russica, a publishing house specializing in Orthodox and Russian music and has authored, edited, and translated several books. A tonsured reader in the Orthodox Church, Vladimir is presently the Music Director at St. Katherine Orthodox Church in Carlsbad, California.
The podcast is available at the following link. New podcasts will be posted approximately every two weeks.