In celebration of their alma mater’s 100th anniversary this year, the students of Visakha Vidyalaya presents ‘The Songs we Love’, a choir performance by both the school’s Senior and Junior choirs.
On June 2, the Jeramias Dias Hall at Visakha Vidyalaya will resonate with the mellifluous sounds of music over the ages. The show will be a celebration of songs, paying tribute to their alma mater, and also paying tribute to all the musicians, song writers and singers over the past 100 years.
The Senior Choir of Visakha Vidyalaya consists of 37 singers and the Junior Choir 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.
“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,” say Senior Choir Leaders Kethmi Samarasinghe and Tharani Medawatte.
“These few weeks have been hectic…learning lyrics, choreography and balancing studies. The girls are both passionate and very enthusiastic,” adds Leader of the Junior Choir Kusheshi de Zoysa, who is also the Deputy Leader of the Senior Choir.
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 pianist, flautist, violinist, bassist and the oriental drummers.
An evening of entertainment is guaranteed on June 2, when the Visakha Choir takes the audience along a musical journey spanning a hundred glorious years. Tickets and Box plan are now open at the School.