Founded with a mission to foster and build up the American Orthodox choral tradition at the highest artistic level, The Saint Tikhon Choir has been steadily breaking new ground since its inception in 2015. It is the first professional vocal ensemble connected with an Orthodox monastery in America. Its début recording, Till Morn Eternal Breaks: Sacred Choral Music of Benedict Sheehan (2015), was heralded as “delicate and subtle… at other times powerful and opulent… [a] cause for joy and hope” (Orthodox Arts Journal). In 2018, the Saint Tikhon Choir took part in a monumental world premiere of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers (1917) at the Washington National Cathedral, performing in collaboration with the Clarion Choir, the Kansas City Chorale, the Cathedral Choral Society, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. The project was heralded as one of the “Top Ten Performances of 2018” (Washington Classical Review) and “an unforgettable performance” (Washington Post). A recording of this historic project was released in 2020 on the Naxos label and is being hailed as “essential listening” (AllMusic) and “tremendously dignified” (MusicWeb International). Benedict Sheehan’s Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, coming out in October of 2020 on the Cappella Romana label, will be the Saint Tikhon Choir’s third recording.