Some sad news out of England...
We are saddened, to say the least, to hear of the repose of Archimandrite Ephrem Lash. Among the many, many, many wonderful things that Fr. Ephrem did, he... Read more
A preview from Musica Russica
It's been awhile since we've been in touch, but we've not been idle! Since August of last year, we've done a lot of planning and preparation for the... Read more
More big news about the future of the Psalm 103 Project
A Blessed Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary to all of you!
As you know, one of our Psalm 103 Project composers, Richard Toensing, passed away... Read more
Great news about the future of The Psalm 103 Project
With your help, we've accomplished a lot in the last couple of years. As of a month ago, we have a completed score, we're working with Vlad Morosan... Read more
Hello from Finland!
Hello from the International Society for Orthodox Church Music's 2015 conference in Joensuu, Finland. In a few hours I will be presenting on the Psalm 103 Project, and... Read more
A brief check-in
A couple of things --
First, Kurt Sander submitted his finalized section yesterday. Only one section remains before we have a completed score!
Kurt had submitted an earlier... Read more
The Psalm 103 Project is going to Finland!
I wanted to pass on a bit of news -- The Psalm 103 Project is going to Finland!
The Saint John of Damascus Society has been invited to... Read more
One more completed section!
Happy New Year! Kali chronia se olous!
I'm happy to report that Alexander Khalil just submitted his completed score after making his revisions. As you can see, he's... Read more
Today, 4 December, is the commemoration of Saint John of Damascus, our patron saint! For #StJohnThursday, then, we've posted one last video and blog entry in the appeal... Read more
Today is #GivingTuesday. We've had an appeal going for the last month building up to today, as well as #StJohnThursday on 4 December, the day after tomorrow. We've... Read more
#GivingThursday and #StJohnThursday
This is a quick note to let you know that #GivingTuesday is coming up on 2 December; as it happens, our patronal feast, the commemoration of St. John... Read more
Another section completed!
I am happy to report that literally minutes ago, our colleague Tikey Zes submitted his final score for his section of the Psalm 103 Project. We're getting there!... Read more
With sadness I must pass along the news that Richard Toensing has passed away. I have no information at this time about where cards or remembrances may be sent,... Read more
Status report at the 2014 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium
This last weekend, I attended the 2014 Pan-Orthodox Liturgical Music Symposium, organized by Psalm 103 contributing composer Kurt Sander. Besides Kurt, we also had Matthew Arndt and John Michael Boyer... Read more
One more section submitted!
We are very close to having a completed score -- Alexander Khalil has submitted his draft, and it's very intriguing. His note: "The idea is that everyone stagger-sings the melody:... Read more
Another section in...
Christ is risen! Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Христóсъ воскрéсе! ქრისტე აღსდგა! المسيح قام! حقا قام!
I hope everybody has had a joyous Paschaltide, and I also wanted to pass on another sneak peek at another... Read more
Two more sections are in!
With Holy Week nearly upon us, I'm happy to share a sneak peek at the next couple of sections of Psalm 103 that have been turned in.
It... Read more
It's been awhile since I've gotten in touch, and it's just because while there has been progress happening, it has been the heads-down kind of work.
Well, today,... Read more
The 11th Hour
Okay, friends - we've got less than a day left, and we're ALMOST there. As of this posting, we've got $800 still needed in pledges. We've come a long way... Read more
Because we're not too good for using our kids
Hi. I'm Richard Barrett, the Artistic Director of the Saint John of Damascus Society, and I'm posting personally this morning because I'm not above cheap tactics. I've got a job... Read more
Welcome to Week 2!
We're really pleased with the response to the project in the first week; a new organization with no built-in audience relying entirely on word of mouth has managed to get... Read more