Benedict Sheehan

guest conductor

GRAMMY-nominated conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan has been called “a rising star in the choral world” (Catholic Sentinel). He is Director of Music at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary in Pennsylvania, Artistic Director of The Saint Tikhon Choir, and Co-founder of the Artefact Institute, a collective of “culture creators.” His recently-released, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, on which he conducts The Saint Tikhon Choir, debuted at #2 on the Billboard® Traditional Classical Chart and has been garnering critical acclaim as “simply beyond praise for excellence” (Fanfare), “radiant… superb… a masterstroke” (MusicWeb International), and “a new standard for excellence in the American choral landscape (The Living Church Magazine). Benedict’s work as Chorus Master on the 2020 Naxos release of Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers earned him a 2021 GRAMMY nomination. He appears frequently as a guest conductor with Cappella Romana, where one performance had a reviewer so “emotionally overwhelmed” that she was “attempting to hold back tears” (Oregon ArtsWatch). His innovative choral “story score” was featured on Skylark Vocal Ensemble’s 2021 GRAMMY-nominated album Once Upon A Time and his new story score for Skylark is based on the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol and will be recorded and released in the fall of 2021. Sheehan’s music is published by Oxford University Press, Artefact Publications, and others.

Upcoming Performances:

Sheehan Divine Liturgy In English

3-5 Dec 2021