On Sunday, December 19, 2021, the Parish Choir of the Church of All Russian Saints in Burlingame presented a concert of Masterpieces of the Moscow School. Our program featured some of the most famous and beloved works by some of the most famous composers who were teachers and students at the Synodal School in Moscow in the early 1900s. Although not originally planned, the conclusion of our concert included a brief service of the blessing of newly re-gilded crosses on the four lesser domes (cupola) of our church.
NOTE: the rendition of Rachmaninoff’s “Bless the Lord, O my Soul …” that we presented in our concert is the version that we use in our services. It is abridged to coincide with the amount of time that is required to cense our church prior to the Great Litany of our Vespers Service.