About OCMP

Choir Direc­tors Robert Sirico (St. John’s) and Nicholas Reeves (Holy Trin­ity) with St. John Theologian’s Rec­tor Fr. Johnathan Ivanoff at Parish 25th Anniver­sary Banquet

You have reached the ‘About Us’ Page of the “Ortho­dox Chris­t­ian Music Project”. The OCMP was founded in the sum­mer of 2009 when Fr. Jonathan Ivanoff, Rec­tor of St. John the The­olo­gian Ortho­dox Church in Shirley NY com­mis­sioned a sacred com­po­si­tion to com­mem­o­rate the 25th anniver­sary of the sound­ing of St. John’s church.  Unfor­tu­nately, there was not enough time to ful­fill the com­mis­sion and it was decided that St. John’s would host its first ever pro­fes­sional Christ­mas con­cert to be pre­miered on Decem­ber 5th, 2009 on the feast-eve of St. Nicholas imme­di­ately after Ves­pers in the Holy Saint’s honor.  Since that time, Robert Sirico has been study­ing advanced com­pos­ing tech­niques under tute­lage of Dr. Nicholas Reeves, who is the con­duc­tor and artis­tic direc­tor of the OCMP.

The ‘Ortho­dox Chris­t­ian Music Project’ is a not-for-profit char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion and con­tin­ues to expand its musi­cal reper­toire as well as its affil­i­a­tions with local artists and is actively engaged in char­i­ta­ble efforts for var­i­ous social issues such as dis­as­ter relief and Breast Can­cer Awareness.

Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port and I hope to see you ALL at the next con­cert.  It is an honor and priv­i­lege to offer you the fruit of my labor.  I sin­cerely hope that my work touches your hearts and souls, and brings you peace.


The Light of Faith


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