Reader Stephen (Robert) Parent

Reader Stephen (Robert) Parent

Robert Allen Parent (b. 1943 in Woonsocket, R.I.) has held the position of Holy Trinity Cathedral choir director since 1977. He is responsible for the quality of music and liturgical English in use at the Cathedral. After graduation from Middlebury College and Michigan State University, while studying Russian Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, he received instruction in Russian Orthodox liturgics and choral music from the late Mitered Archpriest Vitaly Sahaydakovsky of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, after which he served as choir director in several Russian parishes, including Christ the Saviour Church in San Francisco, where services were conducted mainly in Church Slavonic.

The choir of Holy Trinity adorns the services of the Cathedral with prayerful voices. If you are interested in this deeply meaningful ministry of sacred song, please speak with Bob.