SINGCON 2018

 Participants of SINGCON 2018 St. Josephat’s Cathedral, PARMA OHIO October 7th photo J.Korban

Participants of SINGCON 2018 St. Josephat’s Cathedral, PARMA OHIO October 7th photo J.Korban

The inaugural and first annual Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Singing Conference (“UGCCSingCon”), for cantors, singers, choir directors, clergy, and all those interested in church singing, was held in Parma, Ohio, from Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Pokrova Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and St. Josaphat Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral. The gathering was organized under the auspices of the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission of the UGCC, presided over by His Grace Benedict, Bishop of St. Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago, and hosted by His Grace Bohdan, Bishop of St. Josaphat Eparchy in Parma. The members of the organizing committee included Larisa Cronin (Ottawa), Reader Ilya Galadza (Toronto), Deacon Daniel Galadza (Kyiv), Roman Hurko (New York), Subdeacon Cyril Kennedy (Edmonton/Washington, D.C.), Father Joseph Matlak (North Carolina), and Melita Mudri-Zubacz (California). READ MORE

Below are photos and video of a most amazing weekend.. Enjoy!


VIDEO + PHOTO

Check back often as This page will be updated when photo + video become available - Enjoy!

Vigil Saturday October 6th #ugccmusic #ugccsingcon2018

Vespers Friday October 6th Psalm 103 Vespers on opening night of #ugccsingcon2018

Panachyda #ugccmusic #ugccsigncon2018

Liturgy (Excerpt) Sunday October 8 #ugccsingcon2018 #ugccmusic

Vespers Friday October 6th #ugccsingcon2018

 

Vespers October 5th #ugccsingcon2018

MUSIC + RESOURCES

Vespers

text + Music: download here

First Hour

Panakhyda

Text: + Music: download here

Sixth Hour

Vigil

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Hierarchal Divine Liturgy

Text + Music: download here

SCHEDULE + EVENTS + PRACTICAL INFORMATION


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 5

Pokrova Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church 6812 Broadview Rd, Parma, OH

6:00 p.m. Vespers 

7:00 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:45 p.m. Session 1: Singing Practice

9:30 p.m. Town Hall/Armchair Sesssion: “High Place, Altar, Krylos, Pew, Tell us, what’s your point of view?”

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6

Pokrova Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church 6812 Broadview Rd, Parma, OH

8:30 a.m. First Hour and Panakhyda (followed by Coffee)

9:30 a.m. Session 2: Singing Practice and Workshops

12:00 p.m. Sixth Hour (reader’s service)

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Session 3: Singing Practice and Workshops

3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Session 4: Singing Practice and Workshops

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 P.M Vigil

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7

Saint Josaphat Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Cathedral

5720 State Rd, Cleveland

9:30 a.m. Hierarchal Divine Liturgy

11:00 p.m. Group Photo, Lunch, Farewell and Departures

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee, is 70 USD, payable in cash or by cheque (made out to "St. Josaphat Eparchy"). If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to hello@ugccmusic.com and we will try to respond within 24 hours.

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WORKSHOPS at SingCon 2018

SESSION 2 (Saturday Morning)

Conducting + Singing, Part I: Vocal Technique (Melita Mudri-Zubacz)
Kids in the Klyros, Part I: Integrating Youth in Liturgical Services (Ilya Galadza)
Introducing Vespers in Your Parish: Tips, Advice, and Tricks of the Trade (Cyril Kennedy)
Facilitating Group Singing (Fr. Roman Galadza)

SESSION 3 (Saturday Afternoon) 

Conducting + Singing, Part II: Vocal Technique (Melita Mudri-Zubacz)
Kids in the Klyros, Part II: Integrating Youth in Liturgical Services (Ilya Galadza)
Repeat of: Introducing Vespers in Your Parish: Tips, Advice, and Tricks of the Trade (Cyril Kennedy)
Repeat of: Facilitating Group Singing (Fr. Roman Galadza)

*Composer Roman Hurko will lead some rehearsals and conduct some of the works we will sing during the services throughout the weekend.


HOUSE RULES

Due to the higher than expected number of participants at SingCon, we ask that you observe some basic house rules to make things run as smoothly as possible.

arrive on time (or even early) to the church services, practices, and workshops listed in the schedule.

Electronic devices? Be respectful of those leading the practices and workshops and turn off ringers and refrain from texting or talking. Avoid unnecessary use of devices during church services, practices, and workshops.

And, most important of all, please remember that the goal of our gathering is to sing together in praise and worship of God. In order to do this, we should lay aside all cares of life and come together, united in Christ, in a spirit of love and respect for one another (even if your neighbour is singing just a bit sharp or flat; we will take care of that together in the warm ups and the vocal technique workshops).