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Conference "Chanting in Orthodox churches"

The 19th Symposium on Balkan Folklore, organized by the Scientific Institute of Folklore “Marko Cepenkov” of the St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, fYROM, took place in Skopje, on Nov. 24th and 25th, 2017. The Symposium had the title “Tradition and Contemporary Topics in the Balkans”. The Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies was represented by its scientific collaborator, Costis Drygianakis, who spoke on the topic “Chanting in Orthodox churches: Orality and musical literacy, findings and reconstructions; an ethnographic approach” questioning the absence of ethnographic research in the field of church chanting, and on the ways follow

June 2018 Music Symposium Registration Now Open

Minneapolis, MN – The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (www.isocm.com) will host, for the second time, a Pan-Orthodox music symposium at St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral here from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. Registration for the event is now open. The event will explore the theme of "Orthodox Liturgical Music: Ancient and Modern Creativity" through presentations and workshops, music reading sessions, rehearsals, and will culminate in a festive hierarchical All-Night Vigil and Divine Liturgy. Organizers hope the theme will inspire participants to reflect on their role and responsibility in creating a liturgical experience which engages the faithful in the litu

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