Profiles of artists


  • Gregory V. Oleynik - 20+ years experience as a professional musician and has been trained in music education and as a choral conductor. He has performed with M. Rostropovich and many nationally acclaimed choirs. 


  • Anthony Torchia - tenor soloist, has performed recently in Boris Godunov and for the Presidentís of the United States and Italy at the White House. 
  • Nikita Wells - baritone soloist, formed and directed the Lyric Opera Company of Washington and has performed on stage here and in Europe. 
  • Vladimir Rozenblatt - baritone soloist, regular performer with the Washington Opera Society, formerly with the Moscow Conservatory of Music. 
  • Charles Wingate - tenor soloist, active with several musical groups in the Nation's Capital and member of The Slavic Male Chorus for over 10 years. 
  • Vladimir Ekzarkhoff - bass soloist, has performed in operas in New York and Washington and recitals here in the Washington area. He is a featured soloist with many church choirs. 
  • Valentin Fetisoff - baritone soloist, has performed with area choirs and on several folk recordings. 
  • Patrick Jacobsen - founder and conductor of Washington DC's Capella Antiqua, is world reknowned as a scholar and celebrant of early western chant.

Members Past and Present

Gregory V. Oleynik * - Conductor

Thomas Appel John Hanchak Michael Prokopchak
Nicholas Aspiotis Vladimir Hindrichs Alexander Riazance
Robert Barber * Zoran Hodjera Vladimir Rozenblatt
John Basalayga * David Holovak * Theodore Schneider
John Blanchard Orest Holowka * Abraham Smith
Jacob Chizzo Patrick Jacobsen Vladimir Skuby *
Bernie Cohen Michael Kristula Alexander Stankovich
Tom Cullum John Macut John Stepanchuk
Misha Danilevsky * Robert McGaughy Robert Stojakovich
Thomas Eganey * Michael Monaco Wayne Tatusko
Vladimir Ekzarkhoff Nikolay Mursin Michael Tihomirov
Stephen Fedak * Demitrios Okopny Anthony Torchia
Valentin Fetisoff * Nicholas Oleynik Robert Trbovich
William Gadzuk David Oleynik Nikita Wells
George Gerich Nicholas Orechoff Charles Wingate
Tom Greene Constantine Pavlov Nikita Zelensky *
Nicholas Gvosdev Alexander Pisaretz *  

* Denotes Founding Member


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