This first recording by Cherubika (released in December) contains the Cherubic Hymn sung in a cross section of chant forms and is arguably the most beautiful sacred music recording released in 2007. -Liturgica.com
“Your choir sings in a perfect classical manner. On the one hand, the academic art of singing is shown, but on the other hand in this music one hears prayer, and this is the most important of sounds.”– Grigory, Choir Director for “Chorus of Prelate Nikolay” of Batumi, Georgia.
“Absolutely beautiful!” –Nikola Resanovic, composer
St. Seraphim Choir, Santa Rosa, CA
This lovely collection of Orthodox music comes from the richest hymnographic season of the church year: Great Lent and Pascha. It is a generous 80 minutes long, with 32 different selections of Orthodox music moving chronologically from the pre-Lenten hymn “By the Waters of Babylon” to the Dismissal verse of Pascha: “And Unto Us.” There are a variety of ensembles and chant genres represented and woven together to create a rich tapestry of prayer and inspiration. Many settings will be new to Orthodox listeners, and there are several contemporary compositions in znamenny chant. This top-notch church choir sings under the direction of Fr. Lawrence Margitich and Macrina Lewis. Click here for playlist and music samples..
Children’s Garden of the Theotokos
This is a small collection of songs written for young children. It is sung in simple style with a solo voice. Although there are a few church hymns, most of the songs are original compositions with basic repetitive melodies that appeal to children and are easy to learn. Compiled for “The Children’s Garden of the Theotokos” curriculum, the words of these songs penetrate the heart and mind of the child with simple yet profound teachings of the Orthodox faith. Based on Scripture, feasts and saints of our church year, they provide another means for young children to enter into the life of the church. Like a series of building blocks, these songs translate our liturgical life into a language children can comprehend and participate in. Click here for playlist and music samples.