Youth choir joins St. Vladimir’s seminarians for All-Night Vigil

17 March 2018 • On Campus

Three Hierarchs Chapel was brimming with singers of all ages Saturday. On March 17, members of the youth choir from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, East Meadow, NY stood together with seminarians from St. Vladimir’s Seminary to sing All-Night Vigil.

The youth choir, under the direction of Danielle Miller and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, sang as a third choir Saturday, joining the seminary’s mixed and men’s choirs led by Robin Freeman, the seminary’s music director.

“In the Orthodox Church, children are not “junior Christians”—they are fully baptized and chrismated members of the body of Christ who must be given opportunities to grow in their faith, discover their vocations, and serve Christ,” said Freeman. “If we value the beautiful liturgical music tradition we have inherited, it is imperative that we invest in the liturgical musical education of our youth. This Vigil offered our seminary a unique opportunity to join with the young people of Holy Trinity, led by Dr. Reeves and Ms. Miller, in this vital process of music education and liturgical singing.”

The Holy Trinity youth choir directors, Danielle Miller and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, both have connections to the seminary. Miller sings with St. Vladimir’s Seminary Chorale, and Dr. Reeves previously taught music courses at St. Vladimir’s.