In celebration of the completion of the St Tikhon's Monastery Art Center and in gratitude for all those who made its completion possible, the monastery will present a Concert on Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. 

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About the Performers:
We are excited to welcome The Sylvan Trio for an evening of chamber music: 

Josh Aerie lives in Indiana and is Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of The Music Village, a musical arts center and school in South Bend. Suzanne Bona lives in Connecticut and is best known as the host of Sunday Baroque, a syndicated program on NPR. Greg Kostraba has served in public radio for decades and is currently the Broadcast Producer Manager at KBACH in Phoenix. All three have made an extensive number of recordings on their instruments. For more information about The Sylvan Trio, visit their website

Joining The Sylvan Trio will be friends from Saint Tikhon's Monastery.

Tynan Davis (mezzo-soprano) hails from New York City. She has toured with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as well as The Phantom of the Opera. In 2020, she received a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording with Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s Fantastic Mr. Fox in the role of Rita. Tynan has sung with the Saint Tikhon Choir since 2015.

Priest Mikel Hill (tenor) holds degrees in music from Bowling Green University and Saint Tikhon's Seminary. He is the managing editor of Saint Tikhon's Monastery Press and has performed on several Grammy-nominated recordings with The Saint Tikhon Choir and the PaTRAM ensemble.

Priest Caleb Lewis (baritone) holds a Doctor of Music degree in choral conducting from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and has worked as a clinician with such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, the San Francisco Choral Artists, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. Fr Caleb will graduate Saint Tikhon's Seminary this Memorial Day.

Tabitha Lewis (soprano), also holds a doctorate from the Jacobs School of Music in vocal performance and has performed with the Clarion Choir, Conspirare, and the Philadelphia Chorale.

About the program:
The evening will begin with the trio playing slections from Undine Smith Moore's Afro-American Suite (1969) . Next will follow Seasonal Breezes, a suite for the four seasons by the contemporary American composer, Rick Sowash (b. 1950). Our vocal soloist will join then the trio for Through the Year. This set of seven pieces was composed especially for this concert and paints various scenes throughout the year from Saint Tikhon's Monastery adopting classic poetry from Herrick, Tennyson, and Burns, together with new poetry. We begin with February, progress through May and the burst of spring, wander along the lush paths of deep summer, coming to the bleakness and sense of loss that comes with autumn and November, and conclude with the hope that the eternal spring of Heaven holds for those who hope in Christ's Resurrection.

Running time is approximately 50 minutes