Out of the Shadows

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Russian music in London

An intriguing concert in London tomorrow night (19 October), at St James' Church, Piccadilly. The Moscow Svyato-Danilovsky Monastery Choir will be performing Russian sacred music and poetry. The concert 'is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Sourozh and 5th anniversary of the Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Motherland and abroad.' Suffice it to say that the Svyato-Danilovsky Monastery (the St Daniel Monastery) is in Moscow, it was founded in the late 13th century by Alexander Nevsky's son, Daniel. It was one of the last monasteries to be closed under the Soviet regime, in 1929, and the first to be restored to the Orthodox Church, in 1983. It is now the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church.

No detailed programme is available, but there are more details on the concert from St. James' Church website, more information on the monastery from its website, where there are pages in English.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure why they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Diocese, given that the Bishop, half the clergy and a majority of the laypeople left all together just six years ago, and what had been an open and accepting place is now just an extended Russian Embassy Chaplaincy.

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