Crooning for a cause

Crooning for a cause

Rahael Mathew is no stranger to the music scene in the City and the proof to that was the turnout at the charity concert held at the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School. Even before the concert, most of the members in the audience were already acquainted with her style of singing. “There is so much talent in this girl and her concerts always spread this energy across the hall,” said a guest.

This being her second solo concert in the City, she had a lot to live up to and when the spotlight shifted to her, she had the undivided attention of the packed house. Starting with Defying Gravity, Rahael went on to sing other classics by Eva Cassidy, Snow Patrol and a band called Harp.

For those who expected to see Rahael perform within her usual range, the singer crooned a wider array of genres from pop numbers and ballads to soft rock.

“The concert being a charity one, I took a lot of time and effort to pick the songs. All the songs are my personal favourites and it has been a pleasure singing them in front of the audience,” said Rahael, who added that the proceeds of the concert would go to the poor patients at CSI Hospital.

After songs like Saving One Last Time For You and How Do I Catch You Alone, Rahael shared the platform with yet another talented singer, Miracle. Both singers gave a spirited rendition of Hallelujah. Thomas John and Rahael then gave a duet, Endless Love, which was another highlight of the evening.

A special mention must be made about the band members, Tony Das (guitars), Jason Zachariah and Aruna (keyboards), Leslie Charles (bass guitar) and Kishan Balaji (drums).
They all proved to be as strong as Rahael making the concert even more memorable.

Bringing in a twist to the show were songs from the popular musical, Dream Girls, starring Beyonce Knowles, which the singer said was another favourite of hers.

Numbers like Gravity, Atlast, Imagine, Journey, Soul Mate were great hits with the
audience.

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