Valaam is held the international festival of Orthodox singing «Illuminator»

© Photo : courtesy of the organizers of the festival, the Foundation of St. Vladimir of the Valaam Orthodox singing festival Educator. Archive photoValaam is held the international festival of Orthodox singing «Illuminator»© Photo : courtesy of the organizers of the festival, «Illuminator»

Third international St. Vladimir’s Orthodox singing festival «Educator» will be held from 28 to 30 July on the territory of Valaam monastery.

«The festival is held with the blessing of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill and serves the preservation of historical and cultural heritage of Russia, the revival of traditions of Orthodox singing. Has already become a good tradition: for the third consecutive year to the Valaam monastery, spiritual and attracts choirs from around the world to preserve and increase the rich heritage of the Orthodox singing and to present the culture of their people», — noted the organizers.

At the beginning of the festival, the commemoration day of the Holy equal to the apostles great Prince Vladimir (July 28), will be divine Liturgy. After its completion will be a musical and literary performance «the path to the temple.»

At the site of the festival choir of the Valaam monastery, Chelyabinsk chamber choir named after V. V. Mikhalchenko, the ensemble «Sirin», the guests from Georgia — ensemble «Basiani», representatives of choirs from Serbia Divna lyuboevich and choir melody, festive choir of Minsk St. Elizabeth convent from Belarus and other performers.

Special guests of the festival will be Hierodeacon German (Ryabtsev), Elena Frolova and 10-year-old singer from Cyprus Nicolas Karageorgis.

«The auditorium of the festival will be located at the Song festival grounds, which will have 700 chairs. In addition, the audience will be used lawns and lawns,» said the organizers.

According to them, in the days of the festival, «Illuminator» the flow of tourists to one of the oldest monasteries in Russia will grow significantly.
All events during the festival are free and open to everyone.

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