Second Annual Summer Master Class in Russia 2016

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Podvorie Moscow has welcomed PaTRAM’s 2nd Annual Summer Master Class in Russia taking place Thursday, July 7th – Thursday July 14th, 2016! Our Master Class is set up to be one of our most culturally and musically immersive opportunities to-date.  Get a feel for the exhilarating spirit of this event by following our daily updates on the PaTRAM website.

As guests of the Podvorie, participants will work with Maestro Vladimir Gorbik in an intensive workshop on Slavonic sacred choral music. Accomplished singers, both male and female, from North America to Australia will join the legendary Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Podvorie choir in the singing of the Vigil and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy of Saints Peter & Paul. On Tuesday July 12th Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada will celebrate the Hierarchal Liturgy with the Moscow Podvorie’s Archimandrite Dionisi.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit Moscow, New Jerusalem Monastery, and Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad. On July 10th Archbishop Feognost, Rector of the Lavra, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy. The service will be sung antiphonal by the Lavra Choir under the direction of Father Gleb and our combined choir. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for those of Orthodox faith to deepen their connection to the church and the historical culture within Russia.

Don’t miss out on our daily website photos and Facebook posts. Almost all of our participants were able to attend this class with PaTRAM scholarship grants, which cover full tuition. Help us continue this event by making a donation on our website. May God Bless your support!

 

Day 1: July 8th, 2016

Maestro Vladimir Alexandrovich Gorbik masterfully blends the voices of Russian Orthodox singers from around the globe.
Maestro Vladimir Alexandrovich Gorbik masterfully blends the voices of Russian Orthodox singers from around the globe.
Beautiful, sacred choral melodies resound in the Troitsa-Sergevo Lavra Podvorie.
Beautiful, sacred choral melodies resound in the Troitsa-Sergeevo Lavra Podvorie.
Russian-American singers of the PaTRAM Moscow Master Class join the renown Troytsa Sergeevo Lavra Podvorie choir to create inspirational and prayerful harmonies.
Russian-American singers of the PaTRAM Moscow Master Class join the renown Troitsa Sergeevo Lavra Podvorie choir to create inspirational and prayerful harmonies.
Moleben with the Podvorie's Archimandrite Dionisi.
Moleben with the Podvorie’s Archimandrite Dionisi.

Day 2: July 9th, 2016

Coming to a greater understanding of each word, each note, each prayer, each day!
Coming to a greater understanding of each word, each note, each prayer, each day!
Singing with INTENTION, and the intention is to glorify God from the depths of our souls.
Singing with INTENTION, and the intention is to glorify God from the depths of our souls.
Svyati Bozhe, Svyati Krepki, Svyati Bozsmertni, Pomilui nas!...rings out and floods the space with LIGHT!
Svyati Bozhe, Svyati Krepki, Svyati Bezsmertni, Pomilui nas!…rings out and floods the space with LIGHT!

Day 3: July 10th, 2016

The beautiful voices of our choirs resound as Vladyka Feognost serves the Moleben at the holy relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh.
The beautiful voices of our choirs resound as Vladyka Feognost officiates the Moleben at the holy relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Sergiev Posad.
Blue and gold cupolas of the Cathedral of the Dormition are the blessed background at the very special reception for the PaTRAM: Podvorie choirs with Vladyka Feognost.
Blue and gold cupolas of the Cathedral of the Dormition are the blessed background at the very special reception for the PaTRAM Podvorie choirs with Vladyka Feognost.
Today HISTORY WAS MADE at the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra as the PaTRAM:Podvorie male choir sang the Divine Liturgy in accord with the Lavra choir!
Today HISTORY WAS MADE at the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra as the PaTRAM Podvorie male choir sang the Divine Liturgy in accord with the Lavra choir!

Day 4: July 11th, 2016

Maestro VA. Gorbik spoke of LOVE today during rehearsal - a deep love for God and our fellow man. The choir expressed their love to all who attended the Vigil on the eve of the Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day.
Maestro VA. Gorbik spoke of LOVE today during rehearsal – a deep love for God and our fellow man. The choir expressed their love to all who attended the Vigil on the eve of the Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day.
The crescendos of the PaTRAM Podvorie choir awaken the soul; the pianissimo comforts us as we humbly stand before God in prayer.
The crescendos of the PaTRAM Podvorie choir awaken the soul; the pianissimo comforts us as we humbly stand before God in prayer.
Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada makes a special visit to Moscow to support the efforts of PaTRAM!
Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada makes a special visit to Moscow to support the efforts of PaTRAM!

Day 5: July 12th, 2016

A private, insider tour of Christ the Savior Cathedral with o. Leonid Kalinin, the Project Manager of the Cathedral!
A private, insider tour of Christ the Savior Cathedral with Father Leonid Kalinin, the Project Manager of the Cathedral!
The PaTRAM Podvorie voices filled the church with joyful prayer as Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada blessed the faithful.
The PaTRAM Podvorie voices filled the church with joyful prayer as Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada blessed the faithful during Peter and Paul Divine Liturgy.
The wonderful traditions of sacred choral music on lovingly preserved and shared by the PaTRAM Podvorie choir.
The wonderful traditions of sacred choral music on lovingly preserved and shared by the PaTRAM Podvorie choir.

Day 6: July 13th, 2016

Participants enjoyed their last full day in Russia by visiting New Jerusalem Monastery.
Participants enjoyed their last full day in Russia by visiting New Jerusalem Monastery.
A great blessing was bestowed upon our group as we venerated the holy relics of Saint Tatiana.
A great blessing was bestowed upon our group as we venerated the holy relics of Saint Tatiana.
29 altars grace this cathedral.
29 altars grace this cathedral.
Perfect ending to the week with a visit to the wonderful St. Savva Storozhevskiy Monastery in Zvenigorod.
Perfect ending to the week with a visit to the wonderful St. Savva Storozhevskiy Monastery in Zvenigorod.