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The Fourth Pan-European Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference

"S.V. Rachmaninoff and Sacred Music"
(to the 150th anniversary of the composer)

26-29 January 2023, London

Based at The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God
and the Holy Royal Martyrs

We are happy to announce that after a long period of online events the Committee is planning to hold the fourth Pan-European Orthodox Music Conference in London in person from 26 to 29 January 2023!

All activities will take place at The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs. The participants will be joined together in a choir to sing two hierarchical services over the weekend (Vigil and Liturgy), under the direction of highly qualified conductors.

The Conference will feature lectures by renowned international specialists in the field of choral singing and church-musicianship, workshops and group discussions. The main topic of the event is dedicated to one of the greatest composers (S.V. Rachmaninoff), whose memorable date is celebrated in 2023. We will have a chance to listen to the interesting speaches, discuss and sing his works. In addition to this, we will talk about the problems of the traditions of singing in Orthodoxy, as well as the importance of the role of the choir conductor. Preparatory general rehearsals will serve not only to expand participants' repertoire but to impart useful practical knowledge.

The Conference welcomes church choir conductors, singers, readers, and all other interested in Russian Orthodox choral music.


The working language of the Conference will be Russian. Simultaneous translation into English and French might be provided if reasonable amount of participants would require it.

We are very happy that finally we have an opportunity to meet again in person and spend good amounts of time on rehearsing and participating together at services. Please do not miss this chance, especially that Rachmaninoff's music is loved by everyone!

The price for participation varies from EUR 220 (GBP 190) to EUR 325 (GBP 280) , depending on the number of days you have chosen (from 2 to 4). The price includes:

  • Participation at lectures, roundtables, masterclasses and rehearsals;

  • All conference materials, including music for Vigil and hierarchical Liturgy;

  • All lunches and dinners (with the exception of dinner on Friday, at which time participants are given free time for independent tours of the city and other leisure activities);

  • Concluding banquet.


In addition, we are pleased to offer a discounted rate at a hotel 30 minutes walk from the cathedral. The cost for a shared twin room is £70 per person per night with breakfast included. Those desiring to book a single room may do so at a price of £115 per night. Please note: the payment for a hotel stay should be made upon registration.

For those arriving by aeroplane, we recommend that you book return tickets for as late as possible on Sunday, January 29, in order not to miss the concluding banquet and allow enough time for airport procedures.

To register please press the button below.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference after a long time!