St. Symeon’s Choir

Our home parish, St. Symeon the New Theologian in Birmingham, Alabama, has a phenomenal choir.  There is only one video available (that I’m aware of) and it is of limited quality, but you can still get the idea.  This is only a portion of the choir singing at the 17th Annual Ancient Christianity and Afro-American Conference in Anniston, Alabama.  It was sponsored by the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black and Met. Jonah was in attendance.  Alex Fecanin is directing.

St. Symeon’s is making a CD later this summer and I can’t wait to get one!  I’ll be sure to post information about it when it becomes available.  If you go to the St. Symeon’s website podcast page, there are selections from matins and divine liturgy available at the bottom of the page.  This is from 2008 and the choir has improved measurably since then but it’s still beautiful.

Addendum: Admittedly this is hearsay but according to a parishioner who was there, Met. Jonah said that the music was the best he’d heard since he was at Christ the Savior in Moscow. (!)

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