Lorraine Music Academy’s LAMPSTAND Initiatives

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Friday, May 10, 2013
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Article in Friday Gurgaon
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Lorraine Music Academy’s LAMPSTAND Initiatives

– Article in Friday Gurgaon, 2013May10

LORRAINE MUSIC ACADEMY exhibited the LAMPSTAND initiatives in Music & Arts at the Inauguration Ceremony of FORTIS MEMORIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE in Gurgaon on 1st May 2013. Lorraine Music Academy’s LAMPSTAND Children’s Choir, LAMPSTAND Little Performers, LAMPSTAND Musical Theatre, and LAMPSTAND Band, comprising of faculty and students of Lorraine Music Academy aged between 8 & 15 years, performed at the function before an august gathering of over 500 of Fortis’ guests – who included India’s leaders and luminaries drawn from various fields.

The External Affairs Minister Mr. Salman Khurshid and Mrs. Louise Khurshid enjoyed the performances thoroughly. Mr. Malvinder Mohan Singh, Executive Chairman, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Executive Vice Chairman, Mr. Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare and the entire Fortis family were present as the wonderful hosts of the grand evening.

The Chief Guest of the evening was Mr. Salman Khan, Actor, Philanthropist, Founder of Being Human Foundation and the Guest of Honour was Dr. Pratap C. Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.

As many as 42 children have been operated in the last six weeks for congenial heart disorders under the “Little Hearts Programme”, a joint initiative of Fortis Foundation and Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation, to provide free treatment to children with congenital heart defects. Formally launching the charity programme, Salman Khan refrained from talking about his films and said, “Let us talk only about the children today.”

The theme of the evening included People, Vision, Imagination & Care. The music and songs selected included Jazz, Oldie Goldies, songs from the great Musicals and music of the famous classical composers. The musical instruments included a Grand Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Drums.

The LAMPSTAND initiatives in Music & Arts have been launched by Lorraine Music Academy in aid of LAMP Trust. The courses and groups enable children and adults to discover themselves, learn to express and perform through the various forms of art – Music, Performing Art, Visual Art, and Literary Art to build Leadership Talent in our next generation of potential global leaders. Participants and students of the LAMPSTAND initiatives will get opportunities to perform on stage and will also participate in the LAMPSTAND Nation-wide Talent Contest in Music & Arts and in the LAMP Music & Art Festival. Part of the proceeds of this course is being donated to LAMP.

The Lorraine Music Academy was founded by Aubrey Aloysius and Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, both of whom have in 2012 been awarded the prestigious KARMAVEER PURASKAAR for their visionary contribution in the field of Music, Art & Culture. Lorraine Music Academy exists to revive the rich heritage of world music – bringing music to children, their families and the community at large. The Academy serves the community through education, workshops, recitals, concerts, contests and public performances. The academy maintains a special learning environment designed to provide a rich and rewarding musical experience for each student – child or adult. Lorraine Music Academy supports LAMP Trust through communication to generate awareness and resources to help set up the LAMP World Cultural Centre in Gurgaon. LAMP has a mandate to promote Music and the Arts – Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Visual Arts – to build a world radiating with peace, harmony and justice. LAMP pursues this objective through empowering the children and the youth of our nation by harnessing their creative and artistic talents.