St. Raphael Choir
Congratulations to the members of our
choir on their new music room.
May God grant you many years of
fruitful and joyous practice.
Choir Director: Linda Evans
Dolores Lichatz, Nancy Kinley, Dorothy Raybin, Margaret Wagner, Nick Borick, Alek & Margaret Wereszczak, Andy Cuttic, Barbara Yacos, Elaine Costello, Rickcal Bullock, Barbara Brockman, Charles Kilgore.
Music from: "Have Mercy on Me O God"
Liturgical Music & Texts
The texts of the propers sung at Vespers (stichera on "Lord I call," Litya, Aposticha, Troparia and Kontakia that change daily according to either the day of the week or particular day of the month).
Texts are "pointed" to be sung according to the tonal patterns of the Common Chant (L'vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod, 1869 edition)
Texts are formatted in MS Word. Print these pages for your use in liturgical worship!
Learning the Tones
A self-study tool that introduces the singer to the eight tones of Common (L’vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod) and Kievan Chant. Illustrates tonal patterns for singing stichera. Future sections will treat psalm verses,troparia, and kanons.
The scheme of the tutorial is to break down each tone and identify each of its musical phrases. The sequence for the proper use of the melodic phrases is fully explained as well as the “formula” (intonation patter, recitation pitch of the body of the phrase, and cadence) for each melodic line. All phrases are illustrated with musical and textual examples.
Recorded choral demonstrations of the written examples for each tone are presented, including full (SATB) choir, and individual lines for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass.
Learn the Many Facets of Orthodox Liturgical Singing
Thursday, 16 Jun 2016
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Thursday, 7 Apr 2016
Learning to Praise the Mother of God through the Hymns of Annunciation
7 Apr 2016 at 7:00pm
Monday, 14 Mar 2016
Entering into Great Lent through the Hymns of the Church
14 Mar 2016 at 11:55pm
A Lenten Concert by the Saint Romanos Choir
Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013
Sticheron at “Lord I Have Cried” from the Feast of the Universal Exaltation o...
9 Apr 2013 at 2:31pm
Irmoi from the Canon to the Feast of the Annunciation
9 Apr 2013 at 2:29pm