PARAMUS, N.J—Organized by co-chairs Anita Buchakjian and Seta Nalbandian with the coordination of featured soprano Solange Merdinian, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) presented “The Best of Christmas” Holiday Concert on Dec. 4, held at the Armenian Presbyterian Church in Paramus, to ring in the Christmas season.
In the beautifully decorated sanctuary, cherished Christmas carols such as “Silent Night,” “O Holy Night,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” were spectacularly performed by soprano Zovinar Aghavian, soprano Anoosh Barclay, tenor Gregory Loshkajian, soprano Solange Merdinian, and Riko Higuma on piano. A highlight of the evening was the Sipan Armenian School Chorus singing some all-time favorites such as “Arachin Dzenoonte” (The First Noel), “Nor Dari” (New Year), and “Tzouynin Mechen” (Through the Snow.) The evening ended on a high note with everyone on their feet proclaiming “Joy to the World” in anticipation of celebrating the joy and beauty of Christ’s birth.
The Armenian Missionary Association of America is a non-profit charitable organization that serves as the missionary arm of Armenian Evangelical churches worldwide. All donations received from this special concert benefitted the AMAA Christmas Joy Program. Since the early 1990’s, the AMAA and the Evangelical Church of Armenia have been organizing Christmas programs in Armenia and Karabagh to share God’s love and bring Christmas joy to thousands of children.