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EASTERN CANADIAN DIOCESE: August 15, 2006
The 19th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference is Announced

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, the Synodal Liturgical Music Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario, present the 19th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada, from October 4-8, 2006. The theme of the Conference is "Alexander Kastalsky (1856-1926) - The Man, the Sound, the Inspiration."

The purpose of this conference is to bring together choir members and conductors to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox church music. Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive pontifical services. Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people and expand their liturgical repertoire.

All-night vigil and the Divine Liturgy will be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral located at 23 Henry Street, Toronto, Ontario.

For more information see the conference website www.rocmconference.org or contact George Skok, tel. 416-483-2441 or info@rocmconference.org.