Alberta Benevolent Cantor Association
We are the central source for cantors across Canada
We offer many training programs, workshops and materials


Sunday Sept 1, 2013 CORRECTION
Thursday, August 29, 2013

 Sunday September 1, 2013 correction:  The final Kondak should be of the Dormition Feast for the Ukrainian section, this Kondak can be found on Page 638 of the Good Shepard Prayer Book.  The English USTAV is correct.


July Practices for the Divine Liturgy at Ukrainian Cultural Village, July 28th, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For the Feast Day of Great Prince St. Volodymyr.

Through July, there will be practices with Carla Kozak.  They will be Wednesdays, July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th (with the conductor TBA).  All singers are welcome whether you are a contor student or not.

Are you planning to attend the service at the Ukrainian Village?  Then come , practice and sing with us.

Please note that this is being combined with the Beginners' Summer Cantor Classes.


Beginner's Summer Cantor Classes 2012 Wednesdays at St. Elia from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Three sections of Beginner's Summer Cantor Classes are being held over the summer.  A cantor student may enroll in all three or any combination of these sections.

Classes take place at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elia Auditorium, 11837 - 66 Street (off 118 ave, take 66 st north and turn right on 119 ave, then right into the back lane.  Enter the Aditorium through the back door near the garden shed and proceed upstairs to the cantors' office/classroom).  For any inquiries please contact Yvonne at (780) 433-8347 or

Secion A: Through June (now complete) with Yvonne Panchuk.  Wednesdays, June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.  Covering: 8 Resurrectional Tones, Chanting, and Introductory Ustav.

Section B: Through July with Carla Kozak.  Wednesdays, July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (with conductor TBA).  Covering: Singing Archpastoral and Divine Liturgy Hymns.

Section C: Through August with Yvonne Panchuk.  Wednesdays, August 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th.  Covering: 8 Resurrectional Tones, Prokiemens, Epistle Reading, and Ustav for Divine Liturgy.


Good Shepherd Audio Available for Download
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Due to popular demand, we're now offering a downloadable version of the audio clips from the Good Shepherd Prayerbook. You can find a link to these at the bottom of any audio page in the Good Shepherd section of the site.


Galician melodies for the Good Shepherd Prayerbook available!
Friday, March 4, 2011

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Galician melodies to accompany the Good Shepherd Prayerbook (2007).

At this time, the Divine Liturgy, the Memorial Litia, and the Eight Resurrectional Tones are available as a FREE PDF download from the "Good Shepherd Music" section of this website.

Audio versions of the music are now available for your listening pleasure in both English and Ukrainian on the "Good Shepherd Music" page.



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Troparion of St. Romanus the Melodist (Tone 4)

Thou didst gladden Christ's Church by thy melodies like an inspired heavenly trumpet. For thou wast enlightened by the Mother of God and didst shine on the world as God's poet. We lovingly honour thee, O righteous Romanus.

Kontakion of St. Romanus the Melodist (tone 8)

From thy childhood divine virtues and gifts of the spirit were bestowed on thee, O wise Romanus. Thou wast a precious adornment of the Church with thy beautiful chanting, O blessed one. We entreat thee to grant us thy divine gift that we may cry to thee: Rejoice O most blessed Father, comeliness of the Church.

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Alberta Benevolent Cantors Association
11837 - 66 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5B 1J2

Phone: (780) 990-0019

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