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The First International Conference on Orthodox Church Music

“The Traditions of Orthodox Music”

Joensuu, Finland / 13-19 June 2005

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The First International Conference on Orthodox Church Music was held at the University of Eastern Finland, School of Theology, Agora AT100, Yliopistokatu 4, Joensuu

Monday 13th June 

Arrivals, registration / Orthodox Seminary

 

18:00 Vespers at the Church of St John the Theologian
Torikatu 41
Rev. Father Rauno Pietarinen
Cantor: Anneli Pietarinen

 

19:00 Dinner at the Orthodox Seminary

Tuesday 14th June

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Addresses

Professor Petri Piiroinen
Introduction to the Department of Orthodox Theology

Archon Protopsaltis Nikolaos Nikolaides
Chanting of Ti hypermacho

Professor Teuvo Pohjolainen,Vice Rector, University of Joensuu
Introduction to the University of Joensuu

His Grace, Bishop Arseni of Joensuu
Introduction to the Finnish Orthodox Church

Professor Hilkka Seppälä, Professor of Orthodox Church Music
Introduction to Orthodox Church Music Education at the University of Joensuu

Lecturer Elina Laakso
Introduction to Lutheran church music education at the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki and Kuopio, Finland

Nikolaos Nikolaides and Hilkka Seppälä
Launch of 3 CD set and Book of Byzantine educational material

Ivan Moody, Head of Organizing Committee
Introduction of all participants

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

First session: Balkan Chant I:

Alexandru-Marius Dumitrescu
Byzantine Musical Tradition in Romania as revealed in Romanian Anastasimataria (19th - 20th centuries)

 

Dimitar Dimitrov
Tserkovnaya muzyka Bolgarii 

Second session: Orthodox Church Music in the West
James Chater
Staying awake at the wheel: some thoughts on arranging and composing Orthodox church music

 

Anneli Pietarinen
Daily Vespers - A new possibility for parish life 

 

18:00 Vespers, Church of St John the Theologian, Orthodox Seminary

19:00 Reception at the University of Joensuu,
Hosted by the Director of Administration Mr. Petri Lintunen

Wednesday 15th June

Third session: Orthodox Church Music in Finland

Petri Nykänen
Approaching old traditions of singing in the Finnish Orthodox Church – Arrangements, Notation and Language

 

Wilhelmiina Virolainen
Some composers of Finnish Orthodox Music

 

Tarja von Creutlein
Einojuhani Rautavaara’s All-Night Vigil in memory of St. John the Baptist

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura” 

 

Fourth session: Chant in Russia I

Jopi Harri
The “Decay” Revisited: The St Petersburg Court Chant in the context of other common chant traditions of 19th century Russia.

 

Svetlana Poliakova
Certain compositional characteristics in the heirmoi of the 8th Tone (based on Russian sources from the 12th -17th centuries)

 

Fifth Session: Balkan Chant II

Bogdan Djakovic
Serbian Orthodox Choral Music in the First Half of the 20th Century

 

Danica Petrovic
Church Chant in the Serbian Orthodox Church through the Centuries

 

18:00 Vespers at the Church of St John the Theologian
Presided over by His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland

 

19:30 Dinner

Thursday 16th June

Sixth session: Byzantine Chant

Hilkka Seppälä
The Dust of the Ground Praises His Creator: A View of the Essence of Orthodox Church Singing

 

Alexander Lingas
Festal Liturgy in Late Byzantine Thessalonike: Liturgy, Music and Mystagogy

 

Ioannis Arvanitis
The Heirmologion by Balasios the Priest: A Middle-point between Past and Present

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

Seventh Session: Chant in Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania

Maria Takala-Roszczenko
Aspects of the Study of the Development of Orthodox Church Singing in Poland-Lithuania in the 16th – 17th Century

 

Deacon Dimitry Bolgarsky
Kievo-Pechersky raspev

 

Eighth Session: Free Papers

Alexei Jaropolov
Conceptualization of the Musical Alphabet in Russian theory of the 17th century

 

Pekka Metso
Church music singing through the eyes of a theologian

 

19:00 Reception at the Regional Council of North Karelia
Torikatu 9

Friday 17th June

Ninth session: Russian Chant II

Tatiana Vladishevskaya
Osobennosti kondakarnago peniya na materiale russkikh kondakarey XI - XII vekov

 

Anatoly Grindenko
Vozmozhnost’ vosstanovleniya Znamennago peniya v Rossii

 

12:30 Lunch at the University Restaurant “Aura”

 

Tenth session: Establishment of the International Society of Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM)
Elections

 

15:00 Press conference

 

18:00 Vespers. Free night.

 

16.30 Annual meeting of ISOCM

Saturday 18th June 

Departure by bus to Lintula Convent

Lunch at the Restaurant “ABC” in Marjala

 

Visit to Lintula Convent

 

Departure by bus to Valamo Monastery

 

Guided tour of Valamo Monastery, Museum and Lay Academy

by Pekka Tuovinen and Vladimir Sokratilin

18:00 Vigil at the Church of the Transfiguration, Valamo Monastery
Presided over by the Hegumen of Valamo Monastery, Rev. Archimandrite Sergei

 

20:30 Reception by Archimandrite Sergei 

 

22:00 Departure by bus to Joensuu 

Sunday 14th June

10:00 Divine Liturgy at the Church of St Nicholas, Joensuu

12:00 Lunch

 

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