BELMONT, Mass. — The Meghedi Children’s Vocal Ensemble, together with guest performers, has organized a musical Christmas pageant that will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church. The program will take place under the auspices of Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Bishop of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of our Lady of Nareg in the USA and Canada.
This will be a unique event, where the Meghedi choir and guest performers will be performing popular favorite Christmas songs while the nativity scene unfolds before your eyes by the children. The concert is open to the public and will be free of charge. Following the concert there will be a Christmas bake sale at the Nishan & Margrit Atinizian Hall.
The Meghedi Children’s Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2014, thanks to the initiative of the late Father Raphael Andonian of Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church, under the directorship of Dr. Marina Margarian. Since then, many children between the ages of 5 and 16 who enjoy singing have joined the ensemble to develop their musical abilities. Meghedi is a unique group where children have the opportunity to not only acquire the basic principles of music and singing, but also develop rhythmic education, learn sight singing and many traditional and contemporary Armenian and foreign songs.
Margarian, a highly skilled musician, composer and educator with 30 years of experience, has spared no effort over the years to instill in children the love for music and help them achieve their highest potential. Thanks to her dedication, Meghedi Vocal group has been serving the Boston community diligently over the past ten years, and has been performing continuously at various events throughout the community. Meghedi has performed at several fundraising and benevolent concerts, cultural and musical events, as well as during holidays. Through its rich repertoire and variety of programs, the vocal ensemble strives to preserve our rich heritage, faith and culture.
The Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church is located at 200 Lexington St., Belmont.