Tag: Benedict Sheehan

  • Cappella Records earns its first GRAMMY® Nomination!

    Cappella Records earns its first GRAMMY® Nomination!

    Cappella Records, the record label of Cappella Romana, is thrilled to announce its first release to earn a GRAMMY® nomination!  The Recording Academy just nominated Cappella Records’ 2020 release of Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, conducted by the composer, Benedict Sheehan and featuring Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons, Jason Thoms, and The Saint Tikhon Choir for […]

  • Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom in The Living Church Magazine

    Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom in The Living Church Magazine

    Geoffrey Williams reviews Benedict Sheehan and The Saint Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom for The Living Church Magazine: “Sheehan and his fine singers have brought to life a new piece that bridges the gap both between the centuries and between the traditions of East and West. The choir is […]

  • Five Stars for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy from Audiophile Audition

    Five Stars for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy from Audiophile Audition

    Audiophile Audition‘s Steven Ritter gives a five-star rating to Benedict Sheehan and the Saint Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan’s Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom: “The work itself is fresh and vibrant… Orthodox worship is not to play solely to the emotions, but to provoke gratitude and compunction in the hearers. The above statement […]

  • Fanfare Magazine Reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Fanfare Magazine Reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Alongside a must-read interview with Benedict Sheehan, Fanfare Magazine’s March/April 2021 Issue features THREE reviews of his Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom recording with the St. Tikhon Choir on Cappella Records: James A. Altena: “I own a goodly number of settings of the Liturgy by various composers—Chesnokov, Grechaninov, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Kastalsky, Rachmaninoff, Shvedov, Stoyanov, and […]

  • Fanfare Magazine Interviews Benedict Sheehan

    Fanfare Magazine Interviews Benedict Sheehan

    Fanfare Magazine’s James A. Altena has a new must-read interview with Benedict Sheehan after the release of his Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom recording with the St. Tikhon Choir on Cappella Records: Benedict Sheehan is the artistic director of the Saint Tikhon Choir, at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, PA (in the […]

  • MusicWeb International Recommends Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    MusicWeb International Recommends Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    MusicWeb International critic John Quinn gives the Recommended distinction to St. Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom: “Sheehan’s music is very beautiful and inventive. … Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is best heard as an uninterrupted sequence; such listening does full justice to his conception. However, if I were asked to […]

  • St. Tikhon Choir Gives a “Stunning Debut”

    St. Tikhon Choir Gives a “Stunning Debut”

    Cinemusical gives stars across the board to the Saint Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Cappella Records: “The work is a blend of liturgical components (litanies, various antiphons and hymns, an “Our Father”, communion, blessing) and psalm settings (Sheehan adapted Psalms 145 and 148).  There are references to ancient […]

  • Sheehan’s Liturgy offers a much needed refuge

    Sheehan’s Liturgy offers a much needed refuge

    HRAudio.net’s Adrian Quanjer reviews Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom: “‘In times of difficulty and insecurity, like now with a highly contagious virus spreading over the world, people will search for something tangible to hold on to. Something that gives warmth and hope, doesn’t change and has already for a long time been an […]

  • Four Stars from ConcertoNet for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    Four Stars from ConcertoNet for Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom

    ConcertoNet‘s Linda Holt gives Four Stars to the Saint Tikhon Choir’s recording of Benedict Sheehan: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Cappella Records: “a recording which succeeds fully as a musical work, albeit one that follows strict compositional and theological guidelines. Despite the heaviness of its intention, I found this work surprisingly elegant and light, […]

  • Benedict Sheehan Brings the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to Life

    Benedict Sheehan Brings the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom to Life

    “While listening, I closed my eyes and just let the voices of the Saint Tikhon Choir bring the liturgy alive in music. … In all honesty, the voices of the choir performing Sheehan’s setting gave me chills. This is an album I’ll be listening to often. I highly recommend this album to those who enjoy […]

  • Oregon ArtsWatch Review for The Vigil

    Oregon ArtsWatch Review for The Vigil

      Oregon ArtsWatch contributor Friderike Heuer shares a review from our Sunday performance of The Vigil at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland: “I cannot even remember the last time I had goosebumps like this while listening to live music.…I sat on a Sunday afternoon in a church attempting to hold back tears and racking my […]

  • Rehearsing Tchaikovsky’s Nine Sacred Pieces

    Rehearsing Tchaikovsky’s Nine Sacred Pieces

    Benedict Sheehan, an emerging authority on Russian Orthodox singing and music director at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and Monastery in Pennsylvania, makes his Cappella Romana debut with selections from Tchaikovsky’s groundbreaking All-Night Vigil, Op. 52, and his transcendent Nine Sacred Pieces. Download the Program Seattle Fri 20 Oct, 8:00pm St. James Cathedral TICKETS Add to Calendar […]

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