Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST
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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral                  3131 NE Gilsan St.,Portland, OR 97232                  (503) 234-0468


Where to Stay

Near the airport:  Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland International Airport

Free airport shuttle and free hot breakfast

+1 (503) 255-2700 

Near Cathedral: Courtyard Portland Downtown Convention Center

435 NE Wasco St. Portland, OR 97231

(503) 234-3200


Kay Harkins 
GOMSF Church Music Federation Ministry 
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Proudly presents

The Joy of Rehearsal: A Sacred Music Symposium

Choose In-Person or Virtual Attendance


For singers of all ages! 

Reconnect, reinvigorate, and refine your musical skills with church musicians from near and far.  

Join us for a day with award winning Orthodox composer and conductor Benedict Sheehan and his gifted wife, Talia Maria, as they guide us in exploring the joy of an effective and engaging choral rehearsal. 

As a Symposium Participant you will:

  • Rehearse and refine 4 challenging & rewarding Orthodox hymns
  • Refresh your voice with effective vocal techniques 
  • Learn rehearsal techniques for both adult and children’s choirs 
  • Receive a Rehearsal Planning Guide for use in your own parishes
  • Enjoy an intensive symposium experience and connect with fellow church musicians with singers from Cappella Romana.

Bonus Symposium Exclusive: As a preview of the West Coast premiere of his acclaimed Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by Cappella Romana, Benedict will lead the Symposium Choir in learning “It is Truly Meet” from the Liturgy.

  • Discount concert tickets for all Symposium registrants to attend Cappella Romana's West Coast premier concerts of Benedict's Liturgy.  Code will be sent upon regisration.
  • Morning Coffee and light Lenten Luncheon provided.
  • COVID protocols for In-person attendance:  All participants for the in-person gathering at Holy Trinity Portland must show valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative testing.  Due to prevailing risk, masks will also be required.
  • Special for parish music leaders of Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco:  See your parish clergy for scholarship code to attend either in person or virtually.
  • ADDED VIRTUAL VALUE!  CAN'T COME TO PORTLAND? NOT IN OUR TIME ZONE?  HAVE OTHER OBLIGATIONS ON THE 4TH?  Recording and materials will be available for registered participants until December 30!