St. Andrew Church Choir

April 19, 2020: Pascha

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!


Rehearsals via Zoom Conferencing

From March 29


Vowel purity and placement of: ee, eh, ah, oh, oo

Connection of vowels through sustained tone (legato singing)

Jaw & tongue in relaxed, neutral position, mouth open

From April 5

Lower abdominal breathing called diaphragmatic breathing–no shoulder movement, high rib position

Connection of breathing to tone production

Efficient breathing

Use of full vocal capacity through proper breathing

April 12


Facial posture, inside smile

Continuation of vowel production

Virtual Choir review

April 26


Classification of consonants

Basics of good diction

Rehearsal 1:

Peter Jermihov is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 755 278 9564

Rehearsal 2:

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 755 278 9564

Rehearsal 3:

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 755 278 9564

Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!

St. Andrew Virtual Church Choir

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Virtual Church Choir

St. Andrew Church Choir

Patrice Dalianis, Steve Hastalis, Peter Jermihov, Presbytera Kiki Kalomas, Demetri Kotsinis, Georgia Kotsinis, Maria Kotsinis, Tracey Lazos, Dennis Polite, Lee Polite, Nikolas Polite, Peggy Papaioannou, Irina Riazanova-Jermihov, Cindy Tsaoussis, Marylin Tzakis & Tina Yarovsky


Slavica Lazareska, Sergey Furmanov, David Sekicky, Jelena Stojakovic & Theodore Zajler

The Choir members video-recorded themselves singing the 3 Paschal Hymns–Dhefte Lavete Fos, Tin Anastasin & Hristos Anesti–using a click track from their homes. The recordings were then mixed by Nikolas Polite, a member of the choir, into this audio recording (the video recording of this virtual choir will be posted early during Bright Week). This was our way of connecting with each other and making a musical offering for the Pascha of Our Lord.

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!

Христосъ воскресе! Воистину воскресе!

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Le Christ est ressuscité! En verité il est ressuscité!

Христос васкрсе! Ваистину васкрсе!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

基督復活了 他確實復活了

Христос възкресе! Воистина възкресе!

Kristusaq Aglagikuk! Angangulakan Aglagikuk!

Big picture

Fr. John Kalomas, Proistamenos

Christ Is Risen by Boris Ledkovsky

Concerto–"Christ Is Risen" by Boris Ledkovsky

Soma Christou Virtual Choir

"Soma Christu" by Tikey Zes, Sung by a Virtual Choir



Tradition and Creativity

Available on Amazon, iTunes & Reference Recordings

2020 GRAMMY® Nominee for Best Choral Performance

All Night Vigil, Op. 37 - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff's Masterpiece