Free Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church on December 3

November 22, 2022

EAST MEADOW, NY – Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Avenue in East Meadow, will host its Annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 3, 7 PM. The Choir of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will perform choral music of the Orthodox Church and traditional carols from both East and West. This is the first concert to be held since 2019 due to the pandemic. The parish began offering this concert to the local South Shore community in 2008. It will be livestreamed on Facebook as well; see the parish page at https://www.facebook.com/htocem.

Vespers (evening prayer) will be held at 6 PM before the concert; all are welcome to worship with the parish. A Lenten reception will follow the concert. The concert and reception are both free of charge.

Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Holy Trinity’s Director of Music, commented: “After a two-year hiatus, the Parish choir of Holy Trinity is returning with its annual Christmas concert. We are beginning the season of preparation for the Nativity by singing familiar carols and hymns from both the Western and Eastern Christian traditions. With the COVID lockdowns behind us, please join us by participating in our musical offering.”

Directions to Holy Trinity Church can be found in the Directions section of the parish website: www.htocem.org.

For any additional questions, e-mail [email protected] or call the pastor, Father Martin Kraus, at 516-483-3649. Flyers in electronic format for distribution can also be requested via email [email protected].

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, founded in 1924, was the first Orthodox Christian parish established in the Nassau/Suffolk area. Holy Trinity Church is a parish of the autocephalous Orthodox Church in America. Originally founded by Russian and Eastern European immigrants, the parish now encompasses Orthodox Christians of all traditional Orthodox ethnicities as well as many converts. All services are conducted in English. Holy Trinity Church proclaims the Gospel to all people on Long Island and has been engaged in many local and international philanthropic projects.

Dr. Nicholas Reeves has been Director of Music at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church since 2003 and is currently Professor of Music at Adelphi University. He managed the Arvo Pärt Project in 2014, a unique collaboration between the acclaimed Estonian composer and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, including a highly-acclaimed performance at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Reeves has also produced concerts both privately and in conjunction with St. Vladimir’s, where he was a professor of liturgical music from 2011 to 2015. He has studied at the Brevard Music Center and holds degrees in composition from Westminster Choir College and Manhattan School of Music, where he received a doctorate (DMA) in classical composition as a student of the renowned composer Richard Danielpour.


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