St. Tikhon's music instructor and choir director, Benedict Sheehan, and his wife, Maria, will attend a five-day master class this June 25-29 at St. Vladimir's Seminary. The class will be led by the renowned Russian choral conductor, Vladimir Gorbik, director of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Representation Choir in Moscow and author of more than a dozen highly acclaimed audio recordings.
After a lengthy audition process Benedict and Maria were selected by Maestro Gorbik to be part of a thirty-member master class chorus. Additionally, Benedict was selected to be one of four student conductors who will work one-on-one with Maestro Gorbik and who will conduct in the final master class recital on Thursday, June 28, at 2:30 PM.
The culmination of this first-time ever event will be the celebration of the Vigil and Divine Liturgy for the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul at St. Vladimir's Seminary chapel, presided over by His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH.
For more information, or if you are interested in attending the master class recital and/or services, please visit the St. Vladimir's Seminary Gorbik Master Class website for a full schedule, including links to performances by Maestro Gorbik and his choir. (Please note that auditions for participants are now closed, and that auditors are required to pay $50 fee to sit in on the master class rehearsals.)