Join us for a Christmas Eve service of song, sermon, and prayer entirely in German. Kid-friendly, relaxed, with well-known German carols.
Every year we have the distinct pleasure of celebrating the day that the eternal word put on flesh, and invaded our fallen world with the light of salvation (John 1:14) during this holiday season. Join us as we celebrate, and rejoice in the Lord together through song, dance, poetry, rap, and theater. Youth and young adult ministries from different churches around greater Boston will gather together, worship together, and minister to one another through a unique blend of performance arts.
We have the one and only show stopping host, Host Valcin! And we also have two of Boston’s biggest Christian Hip Hop artists, Caleb McCoy and Disciple both blessing the stage.
Come for the show and stay for the “After Glow”! Enjoy some light refreshments, music, and fellowship with your family in Christ from different churches and denominations following the show.
Best of all, it’s FREE!!
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will present Psaltikon’s A Byzantine Christmas in the newly-renovated church 7:30pm Saturday, December 17, 2022. Admission is free to the public; a freewill offering will benefit Philoxenia House, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston that hosts individuals coming to Boston for medical care.
Mr. and Mrs. Nick and Helen Boulas have made the performance possible through their generous sponsorship. The Dormition Parish Council and St. Catherine’s Philoptochos Society are co-sponsors. The parish council will sponsor a wine and cheese reception for all attendees following the performance.
With its origins as a collaboration with Cambridge’s Greek Institute, A Byzantine Christmas has grown into a staple of the Boston-area holiday concert scene. Now in its twelfth year, internationally-recognized performer and scholar Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos leads Psaltikon, joined by acclaimed musicians from New England and Greece, in a performance of Byzantine chant from the Christmas season, the joyous kalanda (carols) from various regions of Greece, and Christmas readings by Modern Greek authors.
This free event is unticketed. For more information on Psaltikon, see www.psaltikon.org.
For more information on Dormition, see www.dormitionchurch.org.
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church will present Psaltikon’s A Byzantine Christmas at the church 7pm Saturday, December 18, 2021. Now in its tenth year, A Byzantine Christmas is the Greek vocal ensemble’s annual holiday and heritage-themed offering of traditional Greek sacred music, kalanda (carols), and readings. St. Catherine’s Philoptochos Society co-sponsors the event. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.
Internationally-recognized performer and scholar Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos will lead an ensemble of acclaimed singers and world musicians in a program of Christmas and New Year’s music from various parts of Greece, as well as readings in English from the Christmas stories of the modern Greek authors Photios Kontoglou and Alexandros Papadiamantis.
“Between Somerville’s overwhelming support for our Greek festival’s return, as well as everybody who reached out after our recent fire, the last year has demonstrated to our church time and again how lucky we are to be part of this community,” said Diane Karavitis, Dormition’s parish council president. “We’d love to say thank you to all of our friends and neighbors with some holiday hospitality. If Greek Christmas is all new to you, Dr. Antonopoulos and his group will teach you carols you didn’t know before; if you already know them, you’re welcome to sing along!”
Admission for A Byzantine Christmas is $25 for adults, $10 for students and children 11-17, and free for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://byzantinechristmas.square.site or call Diane Karavitis at (508) 574-9862; they are also available at the door. Dormition Church is located at 29 Central Street in Somerville.
A graduate of Brown University (2003), the New England Conservatory (2005), and City University London (2015), Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos is a regular member of Cappella Romana, with whom he has sung in concerts and festivals across Europe and the US. He has appeared as a soloist on operatic and concert stages, while also performing with a variety of world music ensembles in both the US and UK. He has presented at major conferences throughout the world, and can be heard as a singer on Cappella Romana’s internationally-acclaimed Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia recording. He is also music director for UCLA/USC’s Bodies and Spirits: Soundscapes of Medieval Byzantium, a multidisciplinary project which focuses on the interplay of sound, space, and liturgy in late medieval churches.
This December 2021 New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents an original musical adaptation “Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at the Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St. Groton, MA. (Use 343 Main St for GPS directions)
Eight Performances: December 10-19
Evenings at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18
Matinees at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19
Tickets will be available soon so stay tuned for online ordering, more details and special pricing offers.
New Life Fine Arts’ spiritually uplifting musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens’ classic tells the story of the tight-fisted curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his personal transformation as he is supernaturally confronted with the haunting truth of his wounded past, his spiritually impoverished present and his woeful future.
“Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” is directed by Concord composer, David MacAdam who wrote the adaptation while living in England, where it was first produced in 1984.
For over 25 years, thousands of NLFA patrons have been given an inspirational glimpse into the true meaning of Christmas and are encouraged to spread their holiday cheer throughout the year.
“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time;” – Fred, Scrooge’s nephew in Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”