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WELCOME to UGCCSINGCON 2018!

The inaugural and first annual Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church Liturgical Singing Conference (UGCCSingCon) for cantors, singers, choir directors, clergy, and all those interested in church singing, will be held in Parma, Ohio, from October 5 to 7, 2018, at Pokrova Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. This gathering is organized by the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission of the UGCC, presided over by His Grace VENEDYKT, Bishop of Chicago, and hosted this year by His Grace BOHDAN, Bishop of Parma. The goal of this conference is to advance the state and quality of Church music in the UGCC.

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

WORKSHOPS and LECTURES
Led by experts from the UGCC, these practical workshops and lectures will be offered at both beginner and intermediate/ advanced levels, with the aim of advancing knowledge and helping to improve the quality of church singing. This will also be an opportunity for fellowship and networking among cantors, singers, choir directors, and clergy, to foster cooperation and growth. The workshops will explore church singing practices, and will take place in English.

SINGING
Participants will learn new music and take part in practice sessions in preparation for the liturgical services.

LITURGY
Experience common prayer at liturgical services, including Vigil (Vespers and Matins) on Saturday evening and Hierarchal Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning. Services will include various approaches to singing (congregational, choral, small ensembles) and be held in English with Ukrainian and Church Slavonic.

Psalmody- bringing about choral singing, a bond, as it were, toward unity and joining people into a harmonious union of one choir-produces also the greater of blessings: love.
— Saint Basil the Great

REGISTRATION for UGCCSINGCON 2018

Registration is open to everyone regardless of ability. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this exciting and new event. 

Further questions may be addressed to: hello[at]ugccmusic.com 

ACCOMODATION

Hotel accomodations at Holiday Inn Cleveland South-Independence: hirockside.com use special rate code: St. Josaphat Cantors