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Sheehan Vespers on Sounds Choral

Sounds Choral presents selections from the Grammy-nominated recording of Benedict Sheehan's Vespers this Sunday (6/11) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral host James Jordan shares the 2021 recording of the English-language setting of the Eastern Orthodox Vespers by American composer Benedict Sheehan. The work is inspired by Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. The St. Tikhon Choir performs, led by Sheehan, who is its music director.

Grammy™-nominated conductor James Jordan, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Same Stream is recognized and praised throughout the musical world as one of America’s pre-eminent conductors, recording artist, writer, music psychologist and innovators in choral music. He was described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal, which cited his book Evoking Sound as a “must read.” His more than 45 books explore both the philosophical and spiritual basis of musicianship, as well as aspects of choral rehearsal teaching and learning and are considered to be essential books in the conducting profession. His book Evoking Sound has been praised by the Choral Journal as a “must read.” At Westminster Choir College he is professor and senior conductor, and he conducts Westminster Schola Cantorum and the critically acclaimed Westminster Williamson Voices. He is also director of the Westminster Conducting Institute and co-director of the Choral Institute at Oxford.