Albany-2018 Information

Strengthening the Foundation in Orthodox Church Singing Today:
the Obikhod (Common Chant Tradition) in Applied Contemporary Practice

Conference Schedule (pdf)

The conference lectures, workshops and rehearsals will culminate in festive pontifical services – All-Night Vigil on Saturday, October 6, and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 7.
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 English and Russian with translation as required.
Conference participants will chant the church services antiphonally in both Church Slavonic and English. Transliterated music will be available.

The price of the conference is (US $):

   Full Registration Rates (Wednesday evening through Sunday):

  1. Single occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $ TBD
  2. Double occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $ TBD

   Week-End Rates (Begins Friday after 5PM):

  1. Single occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $ TBD
  2. Double occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $ TBD

   Commuter rates:

  1. No Lodging, Full Registration (No lodging, does include meals and all activities): $ TBD
  2. No Lodging, Week-End Rate, Begins Friday After 5PM (No lodging, does include meals and all activities): $ TBD

   Triple/Quad rates:  fees upon request

The price of the conference also includes:

– transportation to/from hotel/church services. The Church is conveniently located 2.2 miles from the Hotel.

– all meals, with the exception of dinner on Friday. Conference participants will be free to socialize and sample local cuisine.
A final banquet lunch will be held at the Church following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday.

– daily rehearsals, seminars on various musical topics, informative lectures by noted experts in the field of Russian Orthodox church music.

– all conference materials, including a bound choir music book containing all the music sung during Vigil and Liturgy by the combined choirs (transliterated music book on request).

All registrations must be prepaid. Cancellations must be received by September 15.

Travel Information:

Traveling by air: The hotel is conveniently located 4 miles from  Albany International Airport  ( ALB ). The Church is 1.3 miles from the airport.
Transportation:  Complimentary hotel Airport Shuttle Service available for Albany International Airport.

Return Flights: Please remember to add ample time to get through airport security.
Please schedule your return flights on Sunday as late as possible so as not to miss the banquet, and to allow ample time to pass through security at the airport.