Soulful songs for the season

The Easter Concert by Glorious, a youth choir, was held at the Garden City AG Church recently. 

The two-hour concert, which had songs knit together with real-life testimonies of praise and worship, saw a lively crowd who sat amazed by the effect the songs had. 

The theme of the concert was ‘God Loved The World’ and the vibrant choir sang different hymns bringing in the blessings of the Easter season. 

The different songs sung at the concert included a song of hope – ‘Strength will rise’; a full choir harmony – ‘I will lift my eyes to the hills’; a solo song by the director Reji Chandy called ‘Made me glad’, which was backed by the choir; and the theme song ‘God loved the world’.    Other songs like ‘Jesus you’re beautiful to me’, ‘Worthy is the lamb’, ‘I won’t worry’ and ‘Morning like this’ were also sung at the concert. 

This group, which was founded by Esther and Reji Chandy, has been traditionally conducting such concerts and trying to touch lives. 

“Today, Glorious has been able to prove that harmony runs in our very souls. Harmony is timeless and without genre, weaving its subtle spirit through the ages, moulding itself to the music of the day, to live on endlessly in our hearts,” said Reji Chandy. 

He also said that this year’s concert was different since they had held it at five different locations. 

Choir soloist Michelle Khiangte, who has been with the choir for five years, said that the group had been practising for three full months before the concert. 

“It was tiring since the weather has been fluctuating so much in the past few weeks but it was an enriching experience as always. 
 A lot more songs were included this year and there were also new members in the group, which was fun,” said Michelle.

Ashish John, the group’s drummer, said that every year, the style of songs would change and differ, offering more variety and a different experience for the audience.

 “The group also goes through changes through the year with fresh talent coming in and bringing in a new way of looking at things,” said Ashish. 

The audience comprised many regulars, who were deeply impressed by the show. 

Namitha Charles, an audience member, said that the choir’s performance was special to her since it brought young people closer in such a beautiful way, when there are so many different distractions around. 

“I try not to miss any concert of theirs. I used to sing with the choir and it is always a wonderful experience to praise with them,” said Namitha.

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