With Christmas a little more than a week away, the men and women in the chorus of Good News Romanian Baptist Church in Everett were enjoying themselves at rehearsal. The women wore colorful blouses and sparkling headbands. The men wore dark suits with red button-down shirts and red ties.
They sang of Jesus Christ’s birth and about his mother — Maria, as she is known among Romanians. These were traditional songs familiar to old and young alike. Pastor Cornel Turcu sang along.