When the choirs sang in unison

FOR CHARITY

It is Christmas time and what better way to help the less privileged than to organise a fundraiser through a Christmas concert.

Close to ten colleges, churches and independent choirs came together for Humanitas, a concert that was organised at the Mount Carmel University last weekend. The audience was a good mix from churches, colleges and general music lovers.

The choir from the Christ University sang some popular carols such as Joy to the World. The Mount Carmel College had specially chosen a few songs for the concert. Its choir performed Ave Maria which depicts the whole season of Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire which highlights the feeling of Christmas and time spent with family and friends. The song Holly and Ivy portrayed the two symbols of Christmas and finally The Brazilian Christmas Carol ushered in the true spirit of Christmas.

St Joseph’s College choir sang Go tell it on the Mountain, Who’s that Baby and a different rendition of Santa baby. The East Parade Church choir was the only church choir to participate. It sang Good News, an arrangement by the male voices announcing the birth of Christ, Christmas Praise, which was a sprightly number and concluded with Every Valley.

Among the independent choirs, Wishbone Factory really stole the show. They began with Christmas Peace Canon, a combination of the Latin version of Grant us Peace and Silent Night. The Down Down the Chimney was clubbed with Santa Baby. They also sang Jingle Bells and Holly Jolly. Talking about their experience, Roshni Stanley, the conductor says, “We’re packed with concerts and it’s a lovely season and our audience really cheer us up wherever we perform.” 

Those in the audience said that they were treated to a good mix of songs from different choirs. “There was a variety and every choir had something new to say. They portrayed the  true feeling of Christmas,” said Samuel Joseph, a member of the
audience.

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