The Russian Orthodox Church Musicians’ Conference is an international event that brings together choir members and conductors to explore the wealth and beauty of Russian Orthodox Church music. Participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge and experience through lectures, workshops and rehearsals which culminate in festive services. This year will mark the 23rd ROCM Conference, which will be held in beautiful Santa Rosa, California and hosted by the Sts. Peter and Paul parish. The 2004 Conference was also held in Santa Rosa, and was a great success.
This year’s conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Sonoma Wine Country. Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma County, the hotel is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and less than an hour’s drive from Napa and San Francisco. All rooms feature stylish decor and are equipped with modern amenities, including 37-inch HDTVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. The hotel surrounds a beautiful courtyard with lavender and roses and has views of the nearby golf courses and Sonoma Mountains. Stay active and work out in the fitness center, tee off on one of two championship golf courses, or play a game of tennis or basketball on the sports court. For a more relaxing activity, lounge by the heated outdoor pool and then unwind in the whirlpool. Enjoy a delicious meal at Bacchus Restaurant & Wine Bar and savor local ingredients while sipping on a glass of local Sonoma County wine. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK) via the Sonoma County Airport Express.