On April 27-28, 2023, Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg held an international researchers’ conference entitled “Text. Music. Translation.”
The conference gathered faculty members and graduates from the Byelorussian State University, HSE University, the State Institute for Art Studies, Yerevan State University, Moscow Conservatory, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Rostov Conservatory, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Siberian Federal University, and the ELCIR Theological Institute.
Among others, the conference included presentations by ELCIR members on the history of Lutheran music and hymnology.
Tatiana Nikolayeva (photo at left), Cand. Sc. (Philology), member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, assistant professor at the Foreign Languages Institute of Herzen University and president of the St. Petersburg English Language Teachers’ Association, made a presentation entitled “Transcreation in the Translation of Christian Songs: Reasons, Possibilities, and Limits.”
Darya Shkurlyatyeva (photo at right), cantor at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church of Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast, faculty member at the ELCIR Theological Institute, responsible editor of the churchwide publishing projects, presented on “Aspects of the Editorial Preparation of the Russian-Language Edition of Luther’s German Mass.” Currently, the ELCIR is preparing for print Luther’s German Mass of 1526 in the Russian translation of Aleksei Zubtsov edited by Darya Shkurlyatyeva. In her talk, Darya shared on the influence of Gregorian chant on the Lutheran tradition of chanting biblical texts and the relation of Luther’s musical and poetic oeuvre to the works of Meistersingers.