From September 12 to 19, 2013, St. Tikhon's Seminary will be honored once again to host Moscow conductor Vladimir Gorbik. Maestro Gorbik visited St. Tikhon's for the first time this past March and conducted a highly successful masterclass and concert with seminarians from St. Tikhon's, St. Vladimir's, and Holy Trinity Seminaries. The masterclass concert was recorded and will shortly be available on CD.
On this visit, his second time at St. Tikhon's, Maestro Gorbik will be accompanied by ten Russian professional singers, members of the newly formed Patriarch Tikhon Choir, a unique 32-voice ensemble of Orthodox professional singers from North America and Russia. During his stay at St. Tikhon's, Maestro Gorbik will conduct a second masterclass with St. Tikhon's seminarians, this time in preparation for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 13 and 14. The Seminary Choir will be joined by both Russian and American members of the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, and Maestro Gorbik will conduct the choir together with St. Tikhon's choirmaster Benedict Sheehan. To crown the celebration, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will preside at both the Vigil and Liturgy for the feast. All are invited to attend. For more information about the services, please visit www.sttikhonsmonastery.org
Following the weekend's festivities, all members of the Patriarch Tikhon Choir will gather at St. Tikhon's Seminary to rehearse for their upcoming concerts in New York, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC, on September 16, 17, and 18 respectively. During the course of the tour, the choir will use St. Tikhon's as their home base, returning here several times for rest and refreshment. For more information about the Patriarch Tikhon Choir, or to purchase tickets for the September concerts, please visit www.patriarchtikhonchoir.com