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Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music:

“Church Music and Topography:
City, Village, and Monastery”

Online / 7–11 June 2021

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The International Society for Orthodox Church Music is pleased to announce the Ninth International Conference on Orthodox Church Music, exploring the theme of “Church Music and Topography: City, Village, and Monastery.”


The conference took place fully online, 7–11 June 2021.

See the full Conference Programme.

Abstract Book (pdf)

Watch recordings on the ISOCM YouTube channel:

  • Keynote presentations

Monday 7 June 2021

Daniel Galadza: Sacred Topography and Hymnography for Holy Week in Jerusalem in Codex Hagios Stavros gr. 43 (AD 1122)


Tuesday 8 June 2021

Bissera V. Pentcheva: Eternal Victory: Byzantine Territorial Expansion and Constantinopolitan Liturgical Splendor at Hosios Loukas (Steiris, Greece)

Thursday 10 June 2021

Alexander Khalil: The Chanting of Rev. Hanna Sakkab: a musical topography of time

  • Workshop

Wednesday 9 June 2021

John A. Graham: Georgian Chant

  • Liturgical services

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Vespers, Church of St John the Theologian, Joensuu (Finland)

Wednesday 9 June 2021

Vespers, Ascension of Our Lord Orthodox Church, Iași (Romania)

Friday 11 June 2021

Vespers, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, London (UK)

  • Concert

Monday 7 June 2021

Ilkka Heinonen and Vladimir Belov: Echoes of Karelian Saints

Contact: Tuuli Lukkala, ISOCM Secretary:


The International Society of Orthodox Church Music

School of Theology, University of Eastern Finland

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