Come the 02nd of June and the Jeramias Dias Hall at Visakha Vidyalaya will resonate with the mellifluous sounds of music over the ages. The show will feature a celebration of songs, paying tribute to their Alma Mater, and also paying tribute to all the musicians, song writers and singers during the past 100 years.
The Senior Choir consists of 37 singers and the Junior Choir consists of 47 singers. All of them have been exposed to different genres of music and the show is billed to cater to lovers of different kinds of music. The songs range from Classical, Broadway, Film, TV and Modern, concluding with a few Sinhala perennial favourites.
The Visakha Choir plays a pivotal role in the life of the school and regularly performs at school functions and competitions. This show is organised by the current batch of students, as their contribution to the centenary celebrations.
The Junior Choir, will sing and dance to some of the much-loved favourites from ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Sesame Street’, ‘Tangled’, ‘Frozen’ while the Seniors perform songs from ‘Oliver’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘John Denver’, and many more.
Senior Choir Leaders Kethmi Samarasinghe and Tharani Medawatte say, “It’s been great putting this show together, especially after such a long time, since our last choir show. The excitement is increasing among the cast and they are so looking forward to this as most of the songs were selected by the students themselves”.
Leader of the Junior Choir Kusheshi de Zoysa (who is also the Deputy Leader of the Senior Choir) added, “These few weeks have been hectic … learning lyrics, choreography and balancing studies. The girls are both passionate and very enthusiastic”.
A live band will accompany the choir during the performance with most of the musicians being present girls of the school. Among them will be the pianist, flautist, violinist, bassist, and the oriental drummers.
An evening of entertainment is guaranteed for the whole family on the 2nd of June, when the Visakha Choir takes you along a musical journey spanning a hundred glorious years. Tickets and Box plan are now open at the School.