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. The long-awaited Concert this year was dedicated to the 90th birthday anniversary of the Founder of Erevan Choral Society, the Very Reverend Father Oshagan Minassian. The last Concert of the Choral Society took place in 2019, which was then put on hold due to the pandemic.
The Choral 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 upon the helm and the leadership of the Choral Society. Recently Maestro Petrossian was awarded with Honorary Title of Meritorious Worker of Art 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. As Pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Reverend Father Der Vasken Kouzouian noted in his opening remarks the importance of this event, by thanking the local community and the sponsors for their continuous support for this wonderful tradition in the cultural life of the Armenian Community in the Greater Boston area.