Recordings of Traditional Byzantine Chant in English

I began to record my services about roughly a year ago to listen to myself and improve my diction and any errors I made both in the music and in pronunciation, breathing, and the many other aspects needed to master singing even just a single hymn. I have attempted to select what I regard as the very best of what I have chanted and to place them on YouTube as learning tools for anyone. In a few of the pieces, mistakes are made, and the mistakes are outlined in the Description section of the video. Most recordings are taken from live services. 

This is a recording from the album recorded by Dynamis Byzantine Ensemble, of which I am founder and director. This is The Angel Cried in the First Mode. To learn more, go to

Aposticha of Orthodoxy Vespers February 25th, 2018 Services presided over by Metropolitan GERASIMOS of San Fransisco Chanted at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, AZ by Samuel Herron, Stephen Seidel, Alex Eliades, Joshua Pardhe, Mary Pardhe, Elizabeth Pardhe, Tony Nemhe, Evan Tsagaris
Lord, I have Cried unto Thee and Let My Prayer in the First Mode in both Parallagi and Melos Compositions of Papa Ephraim of St. Anthony's Monastery

Aposticha Doxastikon of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee

This is from the Vespers of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee, chanted in 2017 from the composition of John Boyer. Many traditional psaltis in Greece chant this hymn slowly and penitently and with much unwritten interpretation not found in the notation of the composition. An attempt to honor that tradition is made here. 

Lord, when You ascended the Cross-Doxastikon of the Aposticha Service of the Passion of the Lord - Twelve Gospels - Holy Thursday Evening Composition by John Michael Boyer-Chanted by Samuel Herron April 13th, 2017 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Boston, MA
Chanted by Samuel Herron, Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Dr. Vasilios Lioutas, Dr. Michael Lytinas, Phillip Phares, Amy Hogg, Alexandra Drechsler, Xaris Skrekas at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Boston, MA on May 14th, 2017.
3rd Mode Eothinon Composed by Gabriel Cremeens Chanted by Samuel Herron 11/25/2017
With What Fair Crowns - as arranged by Basil Crow Recorded on 6/29/17 for didactic purposes
The Great Moses Mystically Prefigured - Doxastikon of the Praises on Holy Friday Evening and the Kekragaria on Holy Saturday Morning Composed by Nicholas Roumas, Chanted by Samuel Herron on 4/15/2017 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Boston, MA
In you, O Full of Grace Megalynarion of the Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great Composed by Nicholas Roumas, based on the traditional melody Chanted by Samuel Herron on Holy Thursday morning April 13th, 2017 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Boston, MA A few notes on interpretation and mistakes: The Zo at the beginning should be low, it is too high in this recording The Ga on "your womb a throne" should be up, treating Ke as Pa for this phrase (and this phrase only).
Δοξαστικὸν Τῶν ἁγίων Πατέρων ὁ χορός του Γεωργίου Ραιδεστηνόυ Β΄ - Ἦχος πλ. δ Ερμηνεία: Σαμουήλ Χαίρον-Samuel Herron 10/15/2017 Holy Trinity GOC, Phoenix, AZ