Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
422 St. Joseph Blvd. West, Montreal, QC., H2V 2P5 Canada
Cathedral Choir

Welcome to the home page of the St.Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral choir.  The purpose of this page is to provide information to all those interested in Russian Orthodox sacred music.  Members of the Cathedral choir can visit this page for announcements and for downloading music material.

Our parish is in constant need for singers and readers.  The parish has a busy schedule of services throughout the Liturgical year.  We celebrate vigil and Liturgy on all Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings and Great Feasts,respectively.   As well, Great Lent preceding Pascha is especially busy.   You can view the service schedule on the parish web site at www.saintnicholasmontreal.com.

A word about choir duty.

A choir is always needed for the celebration of services.  The choir is in constant need of new singers to replenish and grow the ranks of the choir to a respectable size.  Services are celebrated in church slavonic, sung in traditional (obikhod) chants, as well as old chants and compositions.  Singers need not be professional, nor know any of these elements of church singing.  As long as they have a good ear, they will easily and quickly learn.

Choir duty also includes giving exposure to the rich culture of Russian Orthodox sacred music.  As such, the choir presents concerts to the public.  These events also serve as fundraisers for the parish and for charitable causes.  In 2011, the choir gave a benefit concert for the suffering in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.


Those with a talent to sing should make it a duty to join the choir ranks.   Singers in our parish are not trained musicians, and they are not paid.  But they have a gift from God, and they give of their time and talent for His glorification.  Singing in a choir is a duty and obligation.  It requires a commitment.  It requires dedication to be present regularly at services, and to attend rehearsals.

If you want to join the choir or if you want more information, please contact any of the clergy, or contact the choir director Michael W. Krieger (regent@stnicholasmontreal.com). 

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Now about the page structure.  Please take time to browse this page.  You will find various information under the following tabs as follows:


ROCMC Church Musicians Conference 2016

A commemorative video has been produced and can viewed by clicking on the link below.

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1. Church Calendar
1) http://days.pravoslavie.ru/

2) http://www.mospat.ru/calendar/     'This site includes the structure of everyday services. (богослужебные указания)


1.1 Church Calendar with Typicon (Includes Dec 2019)
3. Choir Events - click to view events
4. Music Material from Cathedral


Please access this area by clicking on this link:  Music Materials


5. Announcements

Music Conference please view link:  http://www.rocmconference.org



Recent events
  • The miraculous icon of the Mother of God, November 16-17th, 2019!
    14/11/2019
  • 11th Sunday after Pentecost, September 1st, 2019!
    01/09/2019
  • September 14th, 2019 - BEGINNING OF THE PARISH SCHOOL YEAR!
    25/08/2019
  • September 28th, 2019 - SISTERHOOD’S FALL BAZAAR!
    22/08/2019
  • September 29th, 2019 - Church Family B.B.Q.
    21/08/2019
  • September 29th, 2019 - Konevets Quartet!
    20/08/2019
  • BEGINNING OF THE DORMITION FAST, AUGUST 14TH, 2019!
    04/08/2019
  • Appearance of the “Kazan” Icon of the Theotokos in Rawdon, July 21st, 2019!
    05/07/2019
  • Russian-speaking Children's Choir Week, July 8-12th, 2019!
    08/06/2019
  • Icon of the Holy Mother of God of Kursk's Root in Rawdon, June 9th, 2019!
    01/06/2019
  • SISTERHOOD SPRING BAZAAR, June 08, 2019!
    27/05/2019
  • Kursk Icon of the Mother of God, June 8th & 9th, 2019!
    27/05/2019
  • Luncheon of the Sisterhood, May 12th, 2019!
    12/05/2019
  • Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, May 12th, 2019!
    12/05/2019
  • Children’s Easter Procession, May 4th, 2019!
    04/05/2019
  • Bright Monday (St. John of Suchawa-Lachine), 29 April 2019!
    29/04/2019
  • Holy Week - Translations!
    28/04/2019
  • Pascal Vespers, April 28th, 2019!
    28/04/2019
  • The Resurrection of our Lord-EASTER, April 28th, 2019
    28/04/2019
  • Bringing Out of the Winding Shroud, April 26th, 2019!
    26/04/2019
  • Great Friday, April 26th, 2019
    26/04/2019
  • Sacrament of the Holy Unction, 23 April 2019
    23/04/2019
  • PALM SUNDAY, April 21st, 2019
    21/04/2019
  • Vespers with Pre-Sanctified Gifts Liturgy, April 5th, 2019
    05/04/2019
  • General Clean Up of The Church, April 14th, 2019!
    01/04/2019
  • 3rd Sunday of Great Lent-Veneration of the Cross - March 30-31, 2019!
    30/03/2019
  • Triumph of Orthodoxy - March 17th, 2019!
    17/03/2019
  • Archbishop Gabriel 10 years of his episcopal ministry as Bishop of Canada
    17/03/2019
  • Maslenitsa - March 2019!
    03/03/2019
  • Understanding Sin and Forgiveness by Father Peter Heers
    01/03/2019
  • Epiphany - Blessing of the Waters - Rawdon - January 2019!
    06/01/2019
  • Children's Christmas Pageant (Yolka) - January 2019!
    05/01/2019
  • Nativity - January 2019!
    04/01/2019
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