PaTRAM Institute Male Choir™ To Perform and Record Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” In the Holy Land



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Date: 06/01/2022

PaTRAM Institute to Record Next CD in Jerusalem, Israel

Fresh off their latest CD, “More Honorable Than the Cherubim”, PaTRAM Institute™ will record their next CD in the Holy Land in Israel, this summer. The new CD, the “All-Night Vigil” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, will be sung by a 54-member all-male choir. The singers hail from Russia, Serbia, North America, and Australia. Maestro Ekaterina Antonenko, conductor of the Intrada Choir and once described as “the best choir in Moscow”, will conduct the ensemble, which will sing the first-ever arrangement of the piece for an all-male choir, with Igor Morozov and Evgeny Kachurovsky, as the featured soloists.

The PaTRAM Institute Male Choir™ will be in Jerusalem for rehearsals from June 15th-18th. The Choir will perform Rachmaninoff’s piece, in concert, on June 18th at the Notre Dame Concert Hall, in Jerusalem, and at the Nazareth Salesian Church, in Nazareth, on June 19th. Before embarking on the recording, the Choir and clergy will visit various Holy Sites around Galilee for a couple of days. The new CD will be recorded from June 22nd thru June 25th, at the Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives, by multi-Grammy award winning production company, Soundmirror, led by multi-Grammy winning producer Blanton Alspaugh and multi-Grammy winning recording engineer, John Newton.

Officiated by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, who are accompanying the PaTRAM Institute All-Male Choir™, and by special permission, the Orthodox members of the choir will sing the morning Liturgy in Bethlehem and the Hierarchical Liturgy on Sunday, June 26th on the Mount of Olives. Then, following the completion of their CD recording on June 25th, the Orthodox members of the choir will sing the Hierarchical Liturgy on Sunday, June 19th at Gethsemane. All of the services will be conducted by Elias Dubelsten, choir director at St Stefan Serbian Orthodox Church in Ottawa, Canada.

Alexis Lukianov, Founder and Chairman of PaTRAM Institute said, “It will be so moving to be in the Holy Land to worship, perform and record Rachmaninoff’s beautiful music in Jerusalem and Gethsemane, as well as to sing and pray at the many sacred sites. This truly promises to be an epic tour for our choir. We are overjoyed and humbled to visit the holiest of holy places.”

About PaTRAM (Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Music Institute)

The mission of PaTRAM Institute™ is to foster the authentic and original splendor of Russian Orthodox choral music together with its astounding spiritual depth, in both the English and Slavonic languages.

PaTRAM Institute performs world-class, professional recordings in unique venues featuring its award-winning international ensembles; distinctive concert performance events; and educational programs.

PaTRAM is a non-profit 501-c3 organization in their 9th year of existence and headquartered in Tiburon, CA.

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