St. Nicholas Choir Chanting Class 

This page includes instructional materials, music, and recordings for the St. Nicholas chanting class. 


Core readings and hymns to know:

  • Orthros Six Psalms and Psalm 50: English
  • Resurrection Apolytikia in the eight modes: English | Greek

Byzantine chant instruction/guides:

Mode 3 (Class #1: 31 January 2018)


  • Improve communication and pacing of reading.
  • Start to becoming familiar with the character, dominant notes, and basic melodic patterns of Mode 3. 



Listen to:



  • Dominant notes for Mode 3 heirmologic and sticheraric families (should memorize)
  • Your assigned sticheron from Vespers
  • Text of Mode 3 Orthros Praises -- practice on dominant notes or following Mode 3 melodic patterns