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 December 4th, which was held at the Armenian Presbyterian Church in Paramus, NJ 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 among a program which was filled with other classics, all of which were spectacularly performed by: Soprano Zovinar Aghavian, Soprano Anoosh Barclay, Tenor, Gregory Loshkajian, Mezzo-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 “Tzouyin 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 (AMAA) is a non-profit charitable organization which serves as the missionary arm of the Armenian Evangelical Churches worldwide. All donations received from this special Concert benefitted AMAA Christmas Joy Program. Since the early 1990s, 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.