downloadarsenyWe are pleased to announce that Arseny Kruglov (bass) Choir Director of the 184071.pCathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and Holy Royal Martyrs in Chiswick (London) will lead the singing of the Akathist to the Mother of God at the Orthodox Church in Bentham on Thursday 18th May, 6-8pm
Arseny, who is also co-founder of Ensemble Arto Doxo, received a classical musical education in St. Petersburg (Russia), where he graduated from the College of Music (named after Rachmaninoff), studying piano and trombone. At the same time, Arseny also completed a course in sacred music at the world-famous Valaam Monastery. He subsequently completed his vocal training under various famous St. Petersburg singing teachers and practitioners. Arseny began his active singing career in 1996, and since then has3f39644 been a member of several different professional ensembles, ranging from church choirs to secular academic12552774_1541859999464370_8758098978850866345_n choirs. During this time, he participated in choral festivals and concerts both in Russia and in Europe. Arseny is no stranger to our Parish, previously posted in Cheltenham on business he has helped our fledgling choir and is now recognised as the mainstay of our Cathedral Choir. He will also visit other parishes receiving Vladyka Bishop Irenei and the icon including Liverpool, Cardiff and Oxford in addition to our parish of Holy Prince Vladimir in Bentham, near Cheltenham.
Singing with a quarter at Bentham a few years back.

Singing with a quarter at Bentham a few years back.


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