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St Xavier’s organises choir for Christmas

DNAHM106967 | 12/11/2016 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :313

An orchestra group from Mumbai will play live music at today’s event

Ahmedabad: St Xavier's Institute of Performing Arts, Memnagar, has organised a choir on Sunday evening at 6:30 pm at the St Xavier's High School, Loyola Hall. With Christmas just around the corner, Father Vincent D’Souza of St Xavier's Institute of Performing Arts has brought together young talented singers from different religions and regions to promote peace and harmony among the people with the spirit of Christmas.
The choir has been organised with an aim to unite people and spread the message of love through music. “The motive behind conducting such a show is to bring people together and promote the musical talent of the youth in the city has, regardless of religious and regional difference. We also aim to promote peace and harmony through music,” said Father D’Souza.
One of the choir singers, Paulie Thomas, said, “We are a group of 17 singers and four instrumental players. Father D’Souza will demonstrate the choir. We will perform various carols for all the music lovers.”
The choir will sing 15 carols, including ‘Joy to the world’, ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’, and ‘Frosty the snowman’.
Another singer of the choir, Nolga Suzanne, said, “I am singing in a choir for the first time. I am very excited. With this choir we want people to come together and enjoy the spirit of Christmas. My friends from Muslim and Hindu communities have also joined me in the carol.”
Father D’souza is organising an orchestra group to play various choirs for the city people. He has invited an orchestra group from Mumbai who will play live music at the event.
“We have been practicing for Sunday’s event for the last three months. The students have wholeheartedly given their time and dedication to this choir. I have been demonstrating choirs since 2006, and the group performing this year comprises young people. This is their first show,” Father D’souza said.

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