About our choir

Our church's choir is small. But it already has its own distinct character, and spiritual and aesthetic goals. Most importantly, we sing in order to create a prayerful atmosphere for all present in church.

 Matushka Catherine chooses simple, old chants that are easy to sing. Although most of the choristers have not received professional musical education, everyone does his best to sing for the glory of God. And that is why we hope that sometimes our choir sounds sufficiently together

 

Notes of a Retired Church Choir Conductor 

(http://www.m-choir.ru/)

  It so happened that I can no longer do what I like to do most. I will not go into the reasons of my retirement; suffice it to say that it has nothing to do with singing. These notes are addressed mainly to those who sing in male choirs. However, I do not rule out the possibility that those who sing in other types of choirs will also find some of the ideas expressed below to be useful.

  In no way do I claim to be an authority on the subject. On the contrary, by submitting these ideas for public discussion, I would like find out where I am right and where I am wrong.

  Among all the definite disadvantages of my unwished for hiatus, there is one advantage: I can listen to other choirs and by comparing their work to what I used to do I can point out common mistakes and look for ways of remedying them. Perhaps these thoughts simply lie on the surface, perhaps they have not been developed properly, but when viewed as a whole, they seem to suggest interesting findings, which may be helpful to others More...

Listen to our choir's records

Hymns for Feast of the Birth of the Most Holy Theotokos

Troparion

Kontakion

Hymns for Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

First stikhira on "Lord I cry unto Thee"

Second stikhira on "Lord I cry unto Thee"

Third stikhira on "Lord I cry unto Thee"

Troparion

 

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