Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir to Perform 45th Annual Cathedral Christmas Concert


The famous Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra will perform: The Cathedral’s 45th Annual Christmas Concert, “The Sounds of Christmas” on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available online via www.archcathedralchoir.com

Highlights of the concert will include the world premiere of “Κατεπλάγη Ιωσήφ” composed by Dawn Helene and orchestrated by Hilary Baboukis and “Σήμερον γεννάται εκ Παρθένου”, “Λύτρωσιν απέστειλε” the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “One Small Child” and “Little Drummer Boy” with the Cathedral Youth Choir and some of the most famous Christmas songs and hymns, such as “O Come all ye Faithful” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, in English and Greek arrangements. As always, there is a sung part on the program and all devotees are invited to sing.

This year’s concert will be conducted by Maestro Costas Tsourakis, the Greek-American baritone and new musical director. For the first time in its history, the concert will also feature the Cathedral Youth Choir, created by Maestro Tsourakis in September to teach the cathedral youth community about church music and hymns.

The concert will be followed by a “Flavors of Christmas” reception in Undercroft Cathedral. The annual Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral has become a staple of the New York holiday concert scene, continuing a tradition that began with the cathedral’s first Christmas concert under the baton of the late Maestro Dr. Dino Anagnost in 1976.

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

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