SINGCON 2019 

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We are pleased to announce that registration for SingCon 2019 is now open!

We look forward seeing you at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, Connecticut, from Thursday, September 26 (registration opens at 4:00 pm), to Sunday, September 29 (concluding after lunch, approx. 1:00 pm). This year Registration is available either for Thursday–Sunday or Friday–Sunday.

SingCon is a weekend of lectures, workshops, rehearsals, discussions, and liturgical services (Matins, Vespers, Vigil, and Divine Liturgy) for cantors, choir directors, singers, and anyone interested in church singing, regardless of background or ability.

The full schedule, workshop details, music, and liturgical texts will be posted on here.

See you in September in Stamford!

ABOUT UGCC SINGCON 2019

SingCon is a gathering of church singers of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) in North America to promote contact with one another (networking), to learn from experienced cantors and singers in our church, to share experience and solutions to current issues in church singing, and to pray together. SingCon is organized by the Patriarchal Liturgical Commission of the UGCC and in 2019 will be sponsored by the UGCC Eparchy of Stamford CT. Singers and faithful of other Churches are welcome! Registration is open to everyone regardless of ability. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this exciting 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.

Take a look at a few moments from last year’s gathering.

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.

SINGING

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

2019 SingCon Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2019

Holy martyr Callistratus and his wife, Venerable father Nilus, founder and hegumen of the Grottaferrata Monastery

8:00 am – Weekday Matins

9:00-9:45 am – Breakfast

9:45-10:45 am – Workshops Session 1

10:45-11:15 am – Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 pm – Rehearsal 1

12:15 pm – Sixth Hour and Lunch (with networking tables, and purchasing tables)

1:45-2:45 pm – Rehearsals in small groups or tour of Stamford Seminary, Museum, and Library

2:45-3:15 pm – Coffee Break

3:15-4:15 pm – Workshops Session 2

4:15-4:30 pm – Break

4:30-5:30 pm – Rehearsal 2

5:30 pm – Break

6:00 pm – Great Vespers and Dinner

8:00 pm – Public Lecture by Joe Roll on Church Singing at Stamford, followed by refreshments

Thursday, September 26, 2019

From 4:00 pm – Arrival and Registration

6:00 pm – Vespers and Dinner

7:45 pm – Welcome and Introductions

8:00 pm – Singing Warm-Up (including basic “get-to-know-your-neighbor”/ice-breaker)

8:30-10:00 pm – Panel Discussion/Town Hall

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venerable father and confessor Chariton (polyeleos) Holy Viacheslav (Wenceslaus), Czech PrinceSynaxis of the venerable fathers of the Caves of Kiev who repose in the nearer caves of venerable Anthony

7:45 am – Third Hour, Divine Liturgy, and Breakfast

9:45-10:45 am – Rehearsal 3

10:45-11:15 am – Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 – Rehearsal 4

12:15 pm – Sixth Hour and Lunch (with Networking Tables, and purchasing tables open at 1pm)

1:15 pm – Optional Business Meeting (dedicated to the planning and creation of a society for church singing of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in North America; agenda to be circulated in advance)

1:45-2:30 pm – Rehearsals (small groups) or Tour of Stamford Seminary, Museum, and Library

2:30-3:30 pm – Workshops Session 3

3:30-4:00 pm – Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 pm – Workshops Session 4

5:00 pm – Dinner

6:00 pm – Vigil, followed by Social

Sunday, September 29, 2019

16th Sunday after Pentecost, Tone 7, Matins Gospel 7, Venerable father Cyriacus

9:30 am – Greeting and Vesting of Bishop, Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

12:00 pm – Group Photo and Lunch

1:00 pm – Farewell and Departures

Travel Info + Practical Details

 

Hotel Accommodations

Group room rates at the Sheraton Stamford: book here

Or special Rates Also available at The Amsterdam Hotel: book here [please use booking code 75zakord]

Conference Location information:

St. Basil’s Seminary

195 Glenbrook Rd.
Stamford, Connecticut
06902 USA
www.stbasilseminary.com