26th Annual Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Conference
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
 Los Angeles, California  ·   October 4-8, 2017

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      Prayerful Sound in the Orthodox Church:
      Vocal Artistry of the Deacon, Reader and Singer at Divine Services

      The 26th Annual ROCM Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 4, to Sunday, October 8, 2017,
      at the
      Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles, Westside

      The purpose of this conference is to bring together choir members, conductors and clergy of all levels of experience to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox Divine Services.

      This year's conference will focus on liturgical artistry - from the point of view of the various participants in the divine services, be it singer or clergy - reader, deacon, or priest - and the necessary techniques to achieve prayerful singing/chanting of the highest quality.

      Throughout the three-day program, an exciting blend of historical, theoretical, and practical considerations will prepare Orthodox singers, both in the choir loft and in the altar, to sing praises to our Lord reverently.

      Join us in October!

      The conference lectures, workshops and rehearsals will culminate in festive pontifical services. Further, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know like-minded people and expand their liturgical repertoire.

      His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill, Archbishop of Western America, will be serving the All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy.

      The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy will be held at  
      Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Cathedral

      5432 Fernwood Ave. (Near Fountain and Western)
      Los Angeles, California  

      Church telephone: (323) 469-0366

      Map / Directions

      Conference presentations and discussions will be conducted in English and Russian with translation as required.
      Conference participants will chant the church services antiphonally in both Church Slavonic and English.  Transliterated music will be available.

      The price of the conference is (US $):

         Full Registration Rates (Wednesday evening through Sunday):

         1. Single occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $990

         2. Double occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $625   ($675 after August 15)

         Week-End Rates (Begins Friday after 5PM):

         1. Single occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $563

         2. Double occupancy (Lodging, meals and all activities): $385

         Commuter rates:

         1. No Lodging, Full Registration (No lodging, does include meals and all activities): $375

         2. No Lodging, Week-End Rate, Begins Friday After 5PM (No lodging, does include meals and all activities): $200

         Triple/Quad rates:  fees upon request

      The price of the conference also includes:

      - transportation to/from hotel/church services

      - all meals, with the exception of dinner on Friday. Conference participants will be free to sample local cuisine.
      A final banquet lunch will be held
      at the Cathedral following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday.

      - daily rehearsals, seminars on various musical topics, informative lectures by noted experts in the field of Russian Orthodox church music (click on "Schedule" for more information).

      - all conference materials, including a bound choir music book containing all the music sung during Vigil and Liturgy by the combined choirs.

      The Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside will honor the conference discount room rate for both an extra night on Sunday ($181.57 /night) for those who would like to extend their stay, and for additional nights before and after the conference.

      All registrations must be prepaid. Cancellations must be received by September 15.

      Travel Information:

      Traveling by air: The hotel is conveniently located 7 miles from  Los Angeles International Airport  ( LAX )
      Transportation:  Due to congestion at the airport, please plan ahead and arrange your own pickup and drop off before arriving. We recommend using Lyft or Uber to get to the hotel from the airport. The estimated Uber and Lyft price is around $10. If you know someone that will be arriving at the same time please consider sharing a ride.

      Return Flights: Please remember to add at least three hours to get through airport security.
      Please schedule your return flights on Sunday as late as possible so as not to miss the banquet, and to allow ample travel time to the airport.


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