[South Canaan, PA] The Saint Tikhon Choir is pleased to announce the October 23 release of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the world première recording of a major new choral work of elegance and beauty. The Liturgy is conducted by the composer. Sheehan’s Liturgy will be released on the Cappella Records label and […]
Author: Ivan Moody Kastalsky’s Requiem was written as a response to the First World War. Its genesis was complicated and it exists in a number of different versions. These are usefully detailed in Vladimir Morosan’s informative booklet note, and one of them, based on the Orthodox service for the departed, has also been recorded by […]
South Canaan, PA—On August 28, the world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem was released by Naxos Records. The recording—which was made during a live performance in the Washington National Cathedral in October of 2018 in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Armistice—features the combined forces of multiple GRAMMY-winning ensembles, including the […]
Composer Alexander Kastalsky, although he was Rachmaninov‘s teacher, is not well known outside Russia. He wrote mostly church music, and it influenced his famous student and other Russian church composers of the era. This Requiem of 1917 is unique, even within his oeuvre. It’s a grand attempt to write a requiem mass for soldiers of the allied […]
“And the Glory of The Lord Filled the Tabernacle” – Some Reflections on the World Premiere of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
BY REV. DR. ALEXIS TRADER ON JUNE 13, 2019 In the past thirty years, I have attended almost 7000 liturgies in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Greece. Some of these have been in small candlelit chapels in the desert of Mount Athos; others have been in magnificent imperial monasteries with a thousand years of history. I have […]
St. Tikhon Choir to perform Benedict Sheehan’s Composition of “The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom” in New York and Washington, D.C.
SYOSSET, NY [OCA] The Saint Tikhon Choir, the professional vocal ensemble of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, will give a series of performances of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in New York and Washington this coming October, under the direction of the composer. The group gave the world premiere performance of Sheehan’s groundbreaking new work—commissioned in 2016 by […]