CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The lights of Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston in Cambridge were illuminating through the snowy Sunday evening on December 11, 2022, as the Erevan Choral Society presented their annual Christmas Holiday Concert, their first since the start of the pandemic.
The concert this year was dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of the founder of Erevan Choral Society, the Very Rev. Father Oshagan Minassian.
The last concert of the Choral Society had taken place in 2019.
The group presented a beautiful combination of traditional Armenian and Western Christmas Hymns and Carols, was also accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra and soloists, lyric soprano Rosy Anoush Svazlian and tenor Giovanni Formisano, who enchanted the audience with their superb vocal performances.
The concert also marked the 15th year of composer and director Konstantin Petrossian taking up the helm at the Choral Society. Recently Petrossian received the Honorary Title of Meritorious Artist of the Republic of Armenia for his many years of service in art and music.
The students of Holy Trinity Armenian School also participated in the program with recitations of traditional Armenian Christmas poetry. Pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Rev. Vasken Kouzouian, noted in his opening remarks the importance of this event, and thanked the local community and the sponsors for their continuous support for this tradition in the cultural life of the Armenian Community in the Greater Boston area.