St. Thomas Armenian Church Cultural Committee hosted Near East Relief Board Member, Shant Mardirossian for the screening of his film “They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief.” With over 50 people attending, Mr. Mardirossian and attendees had dialogue about the film and the role of the Near East Relief. Many would echo the opinion of one attendee who said “the film was very well produced and well-received by the audience.”
With the closing of the school year, and with everyone looking forward to the relaxed feel of summer, the St. Thomas Cultural Committee held its first annual Outdoor Movie Night on June 24th. More than 70 people came to St. Thomas Armenian Church’s barbecue and movie under the stars to watch the family-friendly feature film “Night at the Museum.” Everyone enjoyed the film among the scent of barbecue in the air, the crackling of a bonfire in the distance, and the sound of children having fun with their friends as the sun set.
On Friday, June 17, the first-ever season of “Night at the Opera,” organized by the St. Thomas Cultural Committee, will come to a close with a showing of “The Bartered Bride,” a comic opera by Bedrich Smetana. The culturally enriching screenings of the world’s most famous operas, played by prominent international stars, could not have been possible without the much-appreciated efforts of Dr. Levon Capan. His dedication to this series, along with that of each of the members of the Cultural Committee, has been greatly appreciated. So come out to St. Thomas Armenian Church on June 17th to view this last opera of the series!
Another fabulous ‘Night at the Opera’ presentation by the Cultural Committe of St. Thomas was enjoyed this past Friday, March 11! Attendees watched the famous Armenian opera in high-definition, guided by Dr. Levon Capan. Anoush was the first opera to be inspired by Armenian folk music and culture, and is one of the most significant in Armenian musical history and theater. Please keep an eye out for two more presentations in the Night at the Opera series at St. Thomas, coming soon, in May and June!
The February 6, 2016 Poon Paregentan Masquerade Party, hosted and meticulously prepared by the ladies of the St. Thomas Church Cultural Committee, was a resounding success! See all 50+ photos & video on the St. Thomas website at our Poon Paregentan photo gallery!
A Night at the Opera was enjoyed this past Friday night at St. Thomas. Attendees enjoyed an HD presentation of I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini, as prepared by the members of the St. Thomas Cultural Committee.