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Kurt Sander

 

composer

 

F E A T U R E D   W O R K S

The premiere recording of Kurt Sander's Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom to be released on the Naxos label in 2018.  The recording was made by the Choir of St. Romanos  under the direction of Peter Jermihov.  

  

 

 

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N E W S

January, 2018

Kurt Sander's Anaphora was be performed in New York by the combined voices of the Choir of St. Romanos and the Grammy-nominated Clarion Choir under the direction of Peter Jermihov.  Click here for more details.

 

August, 2017

Sander's Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom was recorded by the PaTRAM Choir under the direction of Peter Jermihov.   The recording took place over five days at the Church of at the Serbian Monastery of New Gracanica

April, 2017

Kurt Sander completed a commission by the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute for a new Orthodox liturgy in the English language.  The work is scheduled to be recorded in August, 2017 by the St. Romanos Choir under the direction of Peter Jermihov.

January, 2016

 

The Society of St. Romanos and the Pastriarch Tikhon Russian American Institute (PaTRAM) has commissioned Kurt Sander to compose a new  hierarchical liturgy to be premiered in 2017.  The work will be inspired by the Slavic choral tradition and composed organically from the English language texts.  

 

August, 2015

 

Kurt Sander's choral work O Gladsome Light was selected as a semi-finalist in the Choral Composition Division of the American Prize, a national arts competition.  Finalists will be announced in September.  To read more about the American Prize click here.

 

July, 2015

 

The Psalm 103 Project continues to generate a significant amount of excitement in advance of the collective work's premiere.  Project director Richard Barrett presented the project to attendees at the meeting of the  International Society of Orthodox Christian Church Musicans in Joensuu, Finland this past summer.  To read more about this project click here.

 

E V E N T S​

OCT

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Cappella Romana

John Michael Boyer, associate director

FRIDAY, 12 OCTOBER, 8:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Seattle, Washington

SATURDAY, 13 OCTOBER, 8:00 PM

St. Mary's Cathedral

Portland, Oregon

 

SUNDAY, 14 OCTOBER, 2:00 PM

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

Portland, Oregon

The ensemble Cappella Romana under the direction of John Michael Boyer conducts a musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”), the Orthodox Vesperal Psalm, and a reflection on God’s glory revealed in creation.

The program premieres a new setting of Psalm 103 by Kurt Sander and five other Orthodox composers, including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing, sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. John Michael Boyer, composer and Cappella Romana associate music director, conducts.

ARTICLES by KURT SANDER

"On the Need for an Living Orthodox Creative Tradition"

reprinted from article that appeared in the journal Orthodox Life, Vol. 64, No.3, 2013

 

Liturgical Harmony: The Communicative Role of Music in Orthodox Worship  

A transcript of a a lecture given at the 1999 ROCM Conference in Washington D.C.

Language Identity and the Orthodox Composer: Some Initial Perspectives on an English Language Tradition of Orthodox Liturgical Music

Presented at the Sixth Biannual Meeting of The International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM), Joensuu, Finland, 2015

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