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The “Sounds of Christmas” by the Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir and Orchestra on Dec. 18

NEW YORK – The renowned Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir and Orchestra along with their Soloists and the  newly established Youth Choir, will be presenting the 45th Annual Cathedral Christmas Concert “The Sounds of Christmas” under the dome of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Manhattan on Saturday December 18th, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

The concert is under the high patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America who will be in attendance.  

Concert highlights will include the world premiere of “Κατεπλάγη Ιωσήφ”, composed by organist Dawn Helene and orchestrated by associate conductor Hilary Baboukis, as well as “Σήμερον γεννάται εκ Παρθένου”, “Λύτρωσιν απέστειλε”, the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, “One Small Child” and “Little Drummer Boy” featuring the Cathedral Youth Choir, and some of the most famous songs and hymns of Christmas, such as “O Come all ye Faithful” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, in both English and Greek arrangements. As always, there is a sing-along portion of the program and all faithful are invited to sing.

This year’s concert will be the first under the baton of Maestro Costas Tsourakis, the Greek-American baritone and newly appointed director.

For the first time in its history, the concert will also feature the Cathedral Youth Choir, which was started by Maestro Tsourakis in September 2021 to teach the Cathedral youth community about music and the hymns of the church.

The concert will be followed by a reception “The Flavors of Christmas” in the Cathedral Undercroft.

The annual Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral has become a staple in the New York holiday concert scene, continuing a tradition that began with the first Cathedral Christmas Concert under the baton of the late maestro Dr. Dino Anagnost in 1976.

 A virtual concert version of “The Sounds of Christmas” will also  premiere on December 23 and be available through December 26.

Tickets are available online via www.archcathedralchoir.com, or at the door. Sponsorships are welcome at www.concertsponsorship.com