On Monday, May 7, 2012, the 22-voice St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale delivered an artistically stunning and powerfully prayerful concert of sacred music, titled "ORIENT: Sacred Song and Image" at St. Malachy's Chapel (The Actors' Chapel), in NYC. The performance employed a variety of iconographic projections and liturgical compositions from the Orthodox Christian tradition, seamlessly matched to create a joyous yet profound experience for concert-goers. The selections on this clip are: "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos," by Sergei Rachmaninov; and "In the Flesh Thou Didst Fall Asleep," by Alexander Glazunov.
Matushka Robin Freeman, a staff member in the Advancement Office at the seminary who holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, created the concert format and conducted in its premiere at IU's Jacobs School of Music in 2010. She served as one of the concert conductors for the New York City premiere, along with Hierodeacon Herman, lecturer in Liturgical Music and Chapel Choir Director at the seminary. Dr. Nicholas Reeves, assistant professor of Liturgical Music at the seminary, produced the concert.
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