For the first time in its history, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will broadcast its annual Christmas concert online this year.
Featuring the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, the concert will be titled “God Is With Us” – An Archdiocesan Virtual Christmas Concert hosted by the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, directed by Costas Tsourakis.
Under the patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, the concert will be an opportunity to partake in the event from the comforts of home while still maintaining the experience of enjoying one of the most beautiful parts of the Christmas season.
The annual concert will be performed at several different churches around the Archdiocese, as well as at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City.
This uplifting tradition began in 1976 under the direction of Dr. Dino Anagnost and has become a much-anticipated event since that time.
The event will premier online beginning Sunday, December 20, at 8 PM Eastern Time and will be available to view until Saturday, December 26, at 12 AM.
The concert will feature beloved Christmas carols and songs of the holiday season, and there will be a virtual choir premiere of “Christ Is Born, Glorify Him” and “God Is With Us,” composed by the great composer Sir John Tavener. The concert will featuring singers from the renowned Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir and around the Archdiocesan District.
Tickets for the concert are $25-$100 and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
The Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir is led by Evey Simon, the Director of Music and Costas Tsourakis, the Associate Director of Music. Liza Wu is the Organist and Dawn Helene is the cathedral’s Dino Anagnost Artist-in-Residence.
The cathedral’s website may be visited by clicking here.