Members of the Tronos Psaltic Group from the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest performed Byzantine chant live at St. Vladimir’s Seminary on Wednesday.
The Romanians led by Archdeacon Mihail Bucă were joined by the Seminary’s Byzantine choir and sextet led by Dn. Nicholas Fine and Dr. Harrison Russin, assistant professor of liturgical music.
“We were enveloped in prayer through your incredible, incredible way of presenting the Byzantine tradition,” told Dr. Chad Hatfield, the Seminary President, to the Romanian singers.
The concert at St. Vladimir’s was part of a series of performances by Tronos throughout the United States in the month of September, at the invitation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas.
The day before their arrival at the Orthodox seminary in the state of New York, the group members had sung at the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral “Holy Emperor Constantine and Helen” in Chicago.
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Photo credit: St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary