On Sunday, December 19, 2021, our choir director and piano virtuoso Gleb Ivanov performed a "Christmas Solo Piano Recital" in front of a few dozen guests. The recital included classical treasures by Schubert-Liszt, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The highlight of the recital was Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," (Картинки с выставки) culminating in the majestic "ringing of bells" of the "Bogatyr Gates of Kiev" ("Богатырские ворота. В стольном городе во Киеве").
Following the recital, a reception in Gbleb's honor was held in the parish hall.
"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:6-7