Worshipping Through Songs of Praise
Nearly 40 voices in the Holy Apostles church choir make a joyful noise! Members come from many different states in the union, and some are native Chicagoans, or even natives of Westchester. Some are original members of the Holy Apostles Church. Occasionally visitors join us when they are in town.
Wherever the choir members come from, we get together to sing prayers and responses during the Divine Liturgy. Another thing we have in common is that we like to learn new things and we enjoy learning new music through our involvement with the Choir Federation of the Midwest.
Kay Bobis is our dedicated librarian, keeping the books and music in order. Nick Paloumpis is the director, Dee Chiganos is his assistant, Stephanie Lekas is the organist, and Cathy Anderson is her back-up.
This well-orchestrated group meets when needed to brush up on special hymns of the day and for special services. We sing in English and in Greek so everyone can understand the prayers and responses that we are offering for all.
We have made a few recordings of our Easter and Christmas concerts, as well as a Divine Liturgy featuring the Liturgy of Peace music of composer Christopher Kypros. These tapes and CDs are available in the HARC bookstore at Holy Apostles Church.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France