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East Meadow, NY parish holds Christmas concert
« on: December 08, 2010, 11:30:24 PM »
The members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow, New York presented a Christmas concert on December 4. It was the fifty-third year the parish had observed this festive chorale.

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"Our parish choir carries on a centuries old tradition in the Orthodox Church of trained singers leading the faithful in the responses at all divine services," Father Martin Kraus, pastor of Holy Trinity, said in the program for the evening. "The choir uses a mixture of ancient and modern chant melodies to proclaim the texts."

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Re: East Meadow, NY parish holds Christmas concert
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 06:41:09 AM »
The members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow, New York presented a Christmas concert on December 4. It was the fifty-third year the parish had observed this festive chorale.

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"Our parish choir carries on a centuries old tradition in the Orthodox Church of trained singers leading the faithful in the responses at all divine services," Father Martin Kraus, pastor of Holy Trinity, said in the program for the evening. "The choir uses a mixture of ancient and modern chant melodies to proclaim the texts."

By modern chant, he means after the 4th century, right?

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Re: East Meadow, NY parish holds Christmas concert
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 07:41:00 AM »

By modern chant, he means after the 4th century, right?

Well, there's John Tavener's work from the 20th century and Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev's) from the 21st.   :laugh:

The totally beautiful music which we use for the Panikhida is Pyotr Spassky's who wrote it in the 1920s or 1930s in Paris.  People assume it is ancient but it is modern.   And our choir loves to sing Chesnokov's Liturgy, composed in the early 1900s.
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Re: East Meadow, NY parish holds Christmas concert
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 02:25:49 PM »
Update: the event is going to be available online, via streaming.  :)

Parish website here: http://www.htocem.org/

The church will have the video on its website.