Choir Director – 2021

Dr. Constantinos Yiannoudes 

Choir Members – 2021

  • George Apergis
  • Anna Apergis
  • Filitsa Bogos
  • Demetrios Evangelou
  • Evangelia Evangelou
  • Maria Mikelis
  • Kiki Gargas
  • Chrystalla Kanakis
  • George Mironis
  • Stavroula Mironis
  • Bessie Pappas
  • Georgia Demetrios
  • Peter Katsantonis
  • Thanasis Triantis
  • Sophie Koufakis
  • Erasmia Voukelatos
  • Cathy Lakkas
  • Anastasia Partafyllas
  • George Xhumari
  • Kathy Yiannoudes

Choir Information

The Ascension Choir was established in 1952 and its first director was Mr. Nicholas Roumbanis, who wrote the song “Misirlou”. Since then there have been a number of directors such as Mr. James Vardakis, Mrs. Helena Fousteris and currently Constantinos Yianoudes.

The Choir activities are not only to sing during Sunday services, but to also participate in other cultural and ecclesiastical events such as the annual Holy Cross service in Asbury Park, NJ, and the Candlelight Christmas Concerts in Astoria, NY and Fairview, NJ.

Besides the choir director who is appointed by the Parish Council, the choir is comprised of community volunteers who love church Byzantine music and want to be involved, not only mentally during the Divine Liturgy, but with the gift of their voice. Generally, the choir sings every Sunday and during major holidays.  Rehearsals are held every Friday evening. Anyone can join the choir who so wishes to share their voice.  Inquire with the choir director or the church office to join!