Christmas Concert in Providence


The two choruses

The two choruses

PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, January 3, the Cultural Committee of Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church of Providence presented the concert “Silent Night, Holy Night” in the sanctuary of the church.

This Christmas concert included the Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island and the Junior Choir of Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church. This special evening also featured performances by talented soloists.

The Very Rev. Simeon Odabashian, the Diocesan Vicar was present at the concert. Joyce Avedisian, Chair of the Parish Council, gave the opening remarks and welcomed everyone.

Konstantin Petrossian, artistic director and conductor of the Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island and Junior Choir, presented a program featuring Armenian and international Christmas carols and songs. The Armenian Chorale sang a variety of songs from sacred to secular.

Petrossian arranged for many soloists to perform in this concert: singers Joanne Mouradjian, Debra Pjojian, Gohar Manjelikian, Sarkis Yepremian, flutist David Griego The concert ended with the Armenian Chorale and Junior Choirs performing Park Ee Partzoons and Silent Night. The final song was Joy to the World, accompanied by Griego on the flute. Mari Panosian provided the organ accompaniment.

Father Shnork Souin, pastor of Saints Sahag and Mesrob Church offered the closing remarks and led all in the Lord’s Prayer.

A lovely pre-concert gathering took place in the Egavian Cultural Hall. Many friends of the bazaar committee led by Marc Janigian prepared this lunch. The gathering allowed people to share ideas and truly help celebrate the season.