Introduction to Byzantine Chant

February 11-12, 2011

The Diocese of Worcester and New England is pleased to offer a Pre-Lenten "Introduction to Byzantine Chant" workshop at St. Mary's on Friday February 11, 7:00 - 9:30pm and Saturday February 12, 9am - 2:30pm. The classes will be taught by Fr. Michael Vanderhoef, pastor of Annunication Greek Orthodox Church in Madison, WI and Charlie Marge, St. Mary's Head Chanter and Director of the Boston Byzantine Choir. This is the same course they taught this past summer to 40 students of the Sacred Music Institute at the Antiochian Village. This course will focus on chanting from text in the characteristics of the eight tones and is appropriate for both beginners and those who have experience chanting and would like their questions answered. Suggested donation to cover materials: $10.

Download the registration form here.

Any questions, please e-mail Charlie Marge at