Mellifluous notes charm the crowd

Last Updated 17 December 2013, 17:00 IST

The Bangalore School of Music (BSM) hosted its second ‘Christmas Carnival’ at its premises recently. With food and music to match the festivity, the crowd and the performers were in the best of Christmas cheer.

While the audience enjoyed lip-smacking food like doughnuts, cakes, brownies, chips and lemonade, there was delightful Christmas music and western classical music at the venue. There was also a raffle draw, after which a hamper of Christmas goodies was
given away to the winner.

Apart from the joyful carnival celebrations, the venue also witnessed a painting exhibition called ‘A Journey Through My Mind’s Eye’, which represented the sympetalous pieces of the mind through vibrant colours. “The artiste presented the conscious and unconscious state of the mind which captured predominant themes through the artworks,” said Aruna Sunderlal, the founder of the BSM.

With solo piano and guitar performances, the carnival was a musical splendour. And the mood of the season could be clearly seen in the red, green and festive clothes worn by people.

 Kenneth Isaac, who teaches at the school, felt that this edition of the carnival was much better than the last year’s. “The concentration was more on western classical and seasonal music. Also, the best of the talent was showcased at the performance,” he said.

Sharing their experience about performing at the carnival, Stella Mary, who was the lead singer of the ‘Children’s Choir’, said, “After three weeks of continuous practice, it was rewarding to perform in front of such an accepting crowd. It felt Christmassy and joyous.”

   Rajkumar, another choir member, shared, “We sang the songs ‘One Small Child’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy’. We had a lot of fun during the practice sessions as we teased and played with each other. This is a fruitful ending to the effort we put in.”

Nikita, who performed ‘Waltz in A Minor’, has been learning the piano for two years. She said that the crowd  was very friendly. “There is always more scope for improvement when one knows the crowd they are performing in front of,” she voiced.

Commenting on the carnival, Aruna said that this year, the participants were more enthusiastic. “This is the perfect chance to bring the students, teachers and parents together at one venue. This carnival marks the end of the musical year in a grand manner where we celebrate the seasonal festivities as well as the talent that is there in the City,” she wrapped up.

(Published 17 December 2013, 14:00 IST)

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