Hitting all the right keys

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Hitting all the right keys

Melodious: The choir in full swing.

Italian pianist Massimo Folliero played in the City for the first time, who performed Mozart’s piano concert in A Major, No. 414. He dazzled the crowd with his impeccable performance. He was accompanied by The William Joseph Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, under the baton of Dr Ashley Williams.

The show started off with a note on the late William Joseph. There were speakers who had worked with him and also his students who shared their experiences which they had with him.

Then there was an opening song by the choir and which was followed by a piano
performance by one of Ashley Williams’ student.  
The crowd cheered on after every performance because each one of them were truly commendable. There was also a poem which was written by Cecil D’Vaz and was later sung as a song. It was about war and terrorism, which was very touching. “Terrorism and war have been issues which have plagued people from all nations. Something concrete has to be done against it. This poem cautioned us about the urgency of the situation and it also made me very emotional,” said Abhinav, one of the guests at the event.

“I have been interested in singing from when I was in school. It soothes my mind and is also a welcome break from work. This reminded me of the Christmas celebrations that we used to have at school. We had the opportunity to sing to the music of such a great pianist, I’m honoured,” said Kusum Jiandani, a member of the choir.

The Christmas mood was ushered in when the choir began to sing Christmas carols. Some of the songs they sang were Silent Night, Angels we have have heard on high, Noel, Ring,Christmas Bells, Deck the halls, Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, Santa claus is coming to town, and the show concluded with Jingle Bells. The audience also joined them in singing these songs. It looked like Christmas had already arrived.

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