PARAMUS, N.J.—The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) hosted a Christmas Concert at the Armenian Presbyterian Church of Paramus, N.J. on Dec. 2. The concert was led by Artistic Director Vagharshak Ohanyan and joined by sopranos Anahit Zakaryan, Alvard Mayilyan, piano accompanist Evgeni Ninov, as well as the Arminstring Ensemble and the Hamazkayin Arekag Children’s Chorus.
The audience was thrilled with various sounds of the season, as well as from the Homeland. They were entertained with songs by Komitas and various traditional Christmas songs such as “O Holy Night.” The Hamazkayin Arekag Children’s Chorus helped close out the night. Their rendition of “Silent Night” in Armenian (Loor Gisher) brought some members of the audience to tears.
Since the early 1990’s, the AMAA and the Evangelical Church of Armenia have been organizing Christmas programs in Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) to share God’s love in the motherland. Proceeds from this concert will benefit this program.