The 41st Anniversary of Archdiocesan Cathedral Christmas Concert

December 2, 2017

NEW YORK – As the nation was celebrating its bicentennial in 1976, Maestro Dino Anagnost was beginning a new tradition. In the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos of America, The Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir performed an inaugural Christmas concert featuring the highest standard of liturgical music.

This year, the Cathedral Choir continues this legacy by performing the concert on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM for His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America along with the hundreds who will attend. Forty One Years of Cathedral music will be celebrated this Christmas at the special concert dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Archbishop Demetrios’ ordination to the Episcopacy.

Following the concert, everyone is invited to attend a candlelit reception, honoring our beloved Archbishop Demetrios.

As a special dedication to Archbishop Demetrios, the Cathedral Choir, conducted by Maestro Evey Simon, will perform Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” as well as many other beloved and traditional carols. The program will conclude with the traditional carol sing-along. The Cathedral Choir’s talented members will be the featured soloists throughout the concert.

“It is an honor to continue this legacy of musical excellence,” said Simon. “Due to the historic nature of this performance, we have carefully chosen the music we want to share knowing that we will be in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and that we are celebrating one of the most beautiful holidays of the year.”

Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at thecathedralnyc.org or by calling 212-288-3215. This year’s concert is expected to draw a large audience.

The Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral is located at 337 East 74th Street in New York City. Archbishop Iakovos designated it as the Archdiocesan Cathedral in 1962. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios was enthroned at Holy Trinity Cathedral on September 18, 1999 as Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America.

The prophetic words of the late Archbishop Iakovos are as true today as when first uttered in 1960: “The Cathedral is not meant to be solely a religious center or simply a place of worship or a home of Christian benevolence. It must be made to symbolize America’s Greek Orthodox Church and Community and in general to reflect the entire Hellenic ‘Omogenia.’ It shall be our primary commitment to elevate and expand it in all religious aspects so that we shall ever be proud of this jewel of Orthodoxy.”

The Divine Liturgy is performed every Sunday at 10 AM. For more information on the parish calendar please visitthecathedral.goarch.org.


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