Vladimir Gorbik Master Class & Choral Workshop: Yonkers, NY

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June 25, 2013 – July 1, 2013 all-day
St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary
575 Scarsdale Road
Yonkers, NY 10707

Gorbik, Master Class 2013

Theme: “Interpreting Orthodox Sacred Choral Music”

The beautiful and inspiring sacred choral heritage of the Eastern Orthodox Church has in recent decades become more widely known in the West, through the increased availability of musical scores and recordings. Liturgical and academically-based choral musicians aspire to perform works from the Orthodox realm, both in liturgical worship and in concert settings. However, opportunities to study the technique, performance practice, and interpretation of Orthodox sacred music on a masterful level have been limited . . . until St. Vladimir’s Seminary began cooperation with Dr. Vladimir Gorbik, one of the leading practitioners of sacred choral music in Russia today!

This choral master class—being repeated because of a highly successful Master Class in 2012—provides an opportunity to learn directly from one the master teachers of the Russian Orthodox Sacred music tradition. Dr. Gorbik will be offering his second Master Class on our campus in the interpretation and execution of Orthodox sacred choral music from the perspective of the Russian choral tradition.

Who is invited to participate?

  • choral conductors of university, college, community, and professional choirs, and Orthodox church choir directors; up to six advanced level conductors and up to six beginning level conductors will be selected
  • up to sixty accomplished choral singers
  • up to fifty interested auditors, student assistants
All participants will be required to audition, and those selected will have an opportunity to engage in an intense schedule of rehearsals, coaching sessions, a choral recital, and four Orthodox services—All-Night Vigil and a Divine Liturgy for both the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (June 29th on the New-Style calendar), as well as the weekend’s services. the Master Class will culminate in an off-campus concert, on June 30, 2013. To apply, please download an Application with Audition Instructions, here.

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