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  • Their Sound Has Gone Forth into All the Earth: Orthodox Music in North America


  • February 25-28, 2016
  • Begins Thursday Evening with Registration from 6:00-7:00 P.M.
  • Concludes with Sunday Divine Liturgy


  • St. John the Evangelist, Orinda, CA


  • Nazo Zakkak – Director, Composer, Orthodox Choir Director, Jazz Musician

Instructors & Staff:

  • V. Rev. Fr. John Finley - Antiochian Archdiocesan Mission Priest
  • Paul Jabara - Chairman of the Department of Sacred Music
  • Mareena Boosamra Ball - Diocese of Los Angeles Sacred Music Coordinator; Choir Director, Holy Resurrection, Tucson, AZ
  • Chris Farha – Diocese of Wichita Sacred Music Coordinator; Choir Director, St. George Cathedral, Wichita, KS
  • Emily Lowe – Head Chanter, Holy Cross, Linthicum, MD
  • Regina Roum – Children’s Choir Director, St. Andrew, Riverside, CA
  • Maryfaith Woods – Choir Director, Ss. Peter & Paul, Ben Lomend, CA
  • Valerie Yova – Choir Director, St. Athanasius, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Nazo Zakkak – Choir Director, St. Anthony, San Diego, CA



  • Oakland International Airport – OAK (car rental transportation to parish)
  • San Francisco International Airport – SFO (take the BART to Orinda)

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