Sheehan Vespers World Premiere Concert Series

The Saint Tikhon Choir is thrilled to announce the world premiere performances of Benedict Sheehan’s modern masterwork Vespers this coming November 11-13! Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan will lead the professional choristers of Saint Tikhon’s in this unique and powerful musical exploration that has been called “a masterpiece” (ConcertoNet), “luminous and uplifting” (Choir […]

Saint Tikhon Choir and Company Receive GRAMMY® Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2020 [South Canaan, PA] — The Saint Tikhon Choir is honored to announce that their landmark recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in the Best Choral Performance Category. Released in August of 2020 on the Naxos label, this remarkable recording debuted […]

Five-Star Review of Sheehan Liturgy from HR Audio (France)

In times of difficulty and insecurity, like now with a highly contagious virus spreading over the world, people will search for something tangible to hold on to. Something that gives warmth and hope, doesn’t change and has already for a long time been an unshakable part of humanity.  This is what crossed my mind when […]

Sheehan Liturgy #1 New Release on Amazon

Just days after our newest album became available for pre-order it shot to the top of Amazon’s New Releases in Opera & Vocal. It has stayed at the top of the Amazon charts ever since, even making it into the Top 100 in all CDs & Vinyl, and for a time becoming both the #1 […]

The Making of Kastalsky’s Requiem

September 1, 2020 – By Steven Fox [] It was October 27th, 2016, and I had just finished conducting a perforance at the Spaso House in Moscow. Spaso House is the US Ambassador’s residence, a neoclassical building that has been leased to the US government since 1933, and where the likes of Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav […]

Podcast: Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers receives a poignant Resurrection.

Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers was written between 1914 and 1917, during World War I, a conflict that killed more than 20 million people and injured even more. Kastalsky achieved poignancy in his memorial by using melodies and texts from many of the countries involved in the war — Russia, Serbia, Italy, England, Japan, India and […]

KC Arts Beat Review, “A Requiem Revived” by Paul Pattison

Charles Bruffy, Kansas City Chorale and a Multitude of Forces Bring Kastalsky Work to Life by Paul PattisonSpecial to KC Arts Beat Alexander Kastalsky composed his Requiem during the turmoil of the First World War. He began conceiving of his “Requiem For Fallen Brothers” in 1914, and by 1917 it was ready for its first […]