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The CD of the “Passage to Easter” spiritual choral concert is available. It may be purchased:
1) in person at the Cathedral;
2) by mailing a cheque made out to “St. Xenia Russian Orthodox Church” to St. Xenia Russian Orthodox Church, 2 Colchester Square, Ottawa ON K2K 2W9; Attention: Treasurer, and providing your mailing address, or
3) online using PayPal below.
The price of the CD is $20.00 CAD plus $5.00 shipping and handling. If you are purchasing a CD by sending a cheque, please also provide your email address so that we can notify you when the CD has been sent.
St. Xenia Cathedral presented a spiritually uplifting choral concert highlighting traditional Russian Orthodox liturgical music from Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha – The Resurrection – and Bright Week. The concert program featured arrangements by Bortniansky, Kastalsky, Turchaninov, Arkhangelsky, Kedrov and other notable composers. The choir was comprised of 27 singers from the St. Xenia of Petersburg Cathedral Choir and the Slava Chamber Choir of Sherbrooke, Quebec, augmented by Orthodox singers from the capital region. These moving pieces, sung in the intimate setting of the cathedral, which was designed specifically to accentuate exceptional acoustics for a cappella choral singing, help convey the full spiritual message of Pascha.