(Click on the image to hear the choir perform "Ton Nymphona Sou" from Holy Tuesday, 2012)
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:1-5
Psalm 100 most beautifully summarizes the mission of our choir. We sing God’s praises with joy and vigor for we believe that Orthodox church music should be bursting forth with the energy that signifies our faith. In singing we strive to produce beautiful music, full of faith, reverence and awe. Our choir is comprised of 18 adult singers and 4 children. We sing in four part harmony – singing Orthodox hymns from the Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, and Antiochian traditions. In keeping with our tradition, we sing acapella (that is without instrumental accompaniment) reflecting our belief that God wants to hear the voices of His children in their purest form.
The choir leads the congregation in the singing of hymns and responses to worship during the Divine Liturgy and many other worship services during the year. Our vision is to be a parish where everyone actively participates in worship through singing. None of our members are professional musicians, but every choir member is expected to sing on pitch, work within a section of the choir to produce a refined vocal sound, and to blend our voices in singing most of our hymns in four parts.
The choir meets every Monday evening from September to May to rehearse. Choral excellence can be achieved only through the dedicated participation of the singers in our weekly rehearsals. We invite you to join us for worship and in raising our voices to God – in faith, reverence and love.
Save the Date
December 10 - 100th Anniversary Founders Brunch
Please join us as we Kick off the 100th Anniversary Celebration of our Church on December 10, 2017 from 10am - 3pm. We will honor the founding families starting with Divine Liturgy followed by a Memorial Service and Brunch in Nicholson Hall. Brunch Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for children under 12. Reserved seating with paid tickets only. No tickets at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-day-celebration-annunciation-church-newburyport-tickets-39349265713, or by contacting Tina Papadopoulos at (617) 828-7543, Maria Andriotakis-Conor at (978) 270-9121, or Melinda Patrick at (617) 543-0824.
December 13 - Fresh Greenery Holiday Centerpieces
Join GLAS with florist Debbie Sousane at 6PM in Nicholson Hall. We are making long and low Centerpieces with fresh greens, candles and bows. Cost is $25 with all materials provided. If interested please RSVP to Irene Falite at Ireneff02@yahoo.com.
December 17 - 2018 Parish Council Elections
Please be advised that elections for the 2018 Parish Council of Annunciation Church will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017 immediately following the Divine Liturgy and ending promptly at 2:00 PM.Only Orthodox Christian Members in good standing are permitted to vote.
December 24 - Children's Christmas Pageant
Join us for this annual festive event following Divine Liturgy, as the youth in our parish reinact the story of Christmas with readings and carols sung by all!
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