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The Moscow Synodal School
(Синодальное училище церковного пения) and the associated Moscow Synodal Choir
The Moscow Synodal Choir , founded 1721, was the choir attached to the Moscow Synodal School prior to its dissolution and merger into the choral faculty of the Moscow Conservatory in 1919. The choir was revived in 1999.- History :...
were the main centre of teaching for Russian Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church or, alternatively, the Moscow Patriarchate The ROC is often said to be the largest of the Eastern Orthodox churches in the world; including all the autocephalous churches under its umbrella, its adherents number over 150 million worldwide—about half of the 300 million...
music in Russia prior to dissolution and merger with the choral faculty of Moscow Conservatory
The Moscow Conservatory is a higher musical education institution in Moscow, and the second oldest conservatory in Russia after St. Petersburg Conservatory. Along with the St...
The school originally was directly linked with the Moscow Patriarchate but underwent a major reform in 1886. Important directors and faculty members of school include Alexander Kastalsky piano and director 1910-1918, Arseny Koreshchenko
Arseny Nikolayevich Koreshchenko was a Russian pianist and composer of classical music, including operas and ballets.-Biography:Koreshchenko was born in Moscow in 1870. He entered the Moscow Conservatory, graduating in 1891...
, counterpoint, and Viktor Kalinnikov
Victor Sergeevich Kalinnikov was a Russian choral composer, conductor and pedagog.Victor Kalinnikov was the younger brother of the better known symphonic composer Vasily Kalinnikov...
Notable alumni of the school include Rachmaninov, Grechaninov and Konstantin Shedov; though these students are often, due to the merger in 1919, anachronistically listed as students of the Conservatory.