Manhattan, NY – For the first time in its new church edifice and in front of over 250 people, the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Port Washington, NY hosted a concert entitled, Give Thanks offered by the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir and the Byzantine Youth Choir of the community on November 10, 2013. The concert was part of a general effort being made by the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir to raise money in view of their historical trip and performance in the ancient church of Hagia Irini in Constantinople at the end of November in conjunction with the feast of St. Andrew the First-Called Apostles.
Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, director of the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music, commented on the support of the community in his remarks when he stated, “I would like to publicly acknowledge the tremendous assistance and support this choir has received from this blessed community. Your presence this evening demonstrates not only your firm support of our choir and its upcoming concert but also your promotion of our ecclesiastical music inasmuch as your youth choir is indeed a jewel in the crown of our Archdiocese. We are proud of the work you have done to keep our children connected to the liturgical life of our church. May the archangels continue to guide and bless this community abundantly.” The evening culminated with both choirs joining their voices and chanting, Ti Epermaho.
For more information about this upcoming trip to Constantinople click here.