Dear Cathedral Choir.  In compliance with Diocesan guidelines from Metropolitan Evangelos, during the pandemic our Cathedral Choir is not permitted to meet for our Wednesday night rehearsals or to sing at Church services.  This grieves me as I ‘m  sure it does all of you, but is the only prudent course at this time to help prevent the spread of Covid 19 and to keep each other and our families safe.  We will resume normal choir activities as soon as we are permitted to do so.  At that time I encourage everyone to invite others, especially young people to join our Cathedral Choir so we can continue to “raise a joyful noise unto the Lord.”  In the meantime may we all pray for a speedy end to the pandemic and for peace to our troubled and hurting world.  

In Christ, Sondra

2019 Christmas Concert, Photo courtesy of Lindsey Pantele

2019 Christmas Concert, Photo courtesy of Lindsey Pantele

The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians annual meeting- Honor and Distinction

by Sondra Awad

The cathedral choir represents a meaningful part of our church services. The choir also participates in concert activities and choir workshops in other church communities throughout the country.

Rehearsals are Wednesday Nights at 7:00 pm and Sunday mornings before Liturgy.
Anyone interested in joining the Cathedral Choir please contact Sondra Awad at the Cathedral office or email

Christ Is Risen Standard English Translation
On March 21, 2012, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, on behalf of all the members of our Holy Eparchial Synod,
approved and distributed copies of the standard text and music for the English version of Christos Anesti to all the parishes of our Archdiocese. 

Christ Is Risen - Western Notation

Holy Cross Choir singing "Christ Is Risen" in both English and Greek

Solo Voice: Father Seraphim Dedes (St. Nektarios, Charlotte, NC) chanting “Christ is Risen” in English  

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