The Psalm 103 Project in Finland

The Psalm 103 Project is going to Finland!

The Saint John of Damascus Society has been invited to the 2015 conference for the International Society for Orthodox Church Music in Joensuu, Finland this coming June ( ) to give a presentation on the first phase of the Psalm 103 Project. It’s an honor to get to go, and a blessing to have the chance to present what we’re doing to such a broad audience. We will be able to show the completed score, and possibly even do some reading from it. It’s an exciting opportunity!

To go to the ISOCM conference will cost us approximately $2,000. Registration, meals, and accommodations are all provided by the conference for a very reasonable $255; the airfare, based on current rates, will be about $1,600. Will you help us get there? You can give online by going to our website and clicking on the Donate button:, if there’s something else you want to do — donate frequent flyer miles, perhaps — or if you have any questions, send me an e-mail ( richardbarrett AT johnofdamascus DOT org ), and we can go from there. We are a tax-exempt nonprofit (501(c)3), so all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have already contributed, we are deeply grateful for your support of The Saint John of Damascus Society and the Psalm 103 Project! We could not have gotten this far without you. The work that our composers have done have elevated this project into something far more exciting than we initially envisioned, and it’s all because of your participation in the vision. You have a major part in helping us in our mission of revealing Orthodox Christianity through its sacred music.