Prophet Elijah Mission in Ellensburg Washington is starting a new young adult, ages 16-24ish, gathering for all “local” parishes. This is a new endeavour, that they hope they can repeat regularly and eventually rotate parishes. What a great idea! Seattle Portland, BC your not going to be outshone are you? –editor For the full scoop: Youth Gathering letter
“The 23rd Russian Orthodox Church Musician’s Conference will be hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Church in beautiful Santa Rosa, CA, from October 8th to 12th, 2014.
Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor
This year marks the 23rd ROCM Conference, which will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, California, and hosted by the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church parish. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Sonoma Wine Country, located in Rohnert Park, CA. The 2004 Conference was also held in Santa Rosa, and was a great success.
This year our conference theme is Fundamentals of Musicianship for the Church Choir and its Conductor. The focus will be on increasing the skill, knowledge, artistic sensitivity, and prayerful execution of church singing as well as the role of the conductor in building fluidity of harmony, nuances, and choral blend. The faculty includes guest conductors and lecturers with a range of expertise. Speakers will be announced soon!
Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive hierarchical services. Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people, and expand their liturgical repertoire. Conference presentations and discussions will be conducted in both English and Russian, with simultaneous translations provided as needed.
His Grace, The Right Reverend Theodosy, Bishop of Seattle (Vicar Bishop of the Western American Diocese) will be serving the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy. The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy will be held at:Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church
An “early bird” discount is available through July 1st ($50 off full registration, double occupancy).
More information here.” From Website”