“COME INDIA SING A FESTIVE SONG” : A Musical Evening Celebrating COLOURS
Television Channel: Doordarshan’s DD Bharati (watched across India)
DD BHARATI presents "Come India Sing A Festive Song — A Musical Concert"
Coverage of our Musical Concert "COME INDIA SING A FESTIVE SONG" – A Musical Evening Celebrating Colours, held on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Epicentre, Gurgaon, National Capital Region of Delhi, telecast on DOORDARSHAN’s National Television Channel – DD BHARATI — watched across the country, at:
- 7:30pm IST Friday 21st March 2014
- 3:30am IST Saturday 22nd March 2014
- 11:30am IST Saturday 22nd March 2014
PRESIDED & HOSTED BY:
- Shri Aubrey Aloysius, Founder Trustee & President of LAMP Trust, Managing Director of Lorraine Music Academy, Chairman of the National Patriotic Project
- Smt. Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, Trustee of LAMP Trust, Creative Director of Lorraine Music Academy
We had the oldest member of the audience – 89 years old Shri K. S. Sankaranarayanan, and three young child performers — Ayana Raa, Akaash Khanna & Neeve Walia — lighting the traditional lamp alongwith Dr. Atamjot Grewal, of Fortis Memorial Research Centre, Smt. Jamuna Muralidharan, Corporate HR Manager at Nestle India, Smt. Savita Malhotra, Shri Ganesh Mohan, Smt. Lorraine Fiona Aloysius and Shri Aubrey Aloysius. The audience sang "Happy Birthday" for Mr. Sankaranarayanan as he walked up to the stage.
It was truly a musical evening celebrating colours. Lorraine Music Academy and LAMP Trust hosted "COME INDIA SING A FESTIVE SONG — A Musical Evening Celebrating COLOURS" on the eve of Holi Festival, on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon.
For the first time ever, the audience witnessed a creative way of celebrating Holi in an auditorium integrating instrumental music, singing, dance performances and painting of colours. Musicians, singers, dancers and visual artists — both professionals and children of all ages — performed together on stage to an enthusiastic and participative audience.
Lorraine Fiona Aloysius played on piano the work of French composer Claude Debussy’s 1st Arabesque — while versatile painter, sculptor & photographer Savita Malhotra painted on stage to the music. Ganesh Mohan left the audience mesmerised with his dance to festive music which combined art, dance, balancing acts, juggling and skating. Aubrey Aloysius led the group with "Edelweiss" – a world famous song about a white flower from the Hollywood movie — "Sound of Music" while children painted on stage. The teenage band and children sang songs depicting colour – "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Yellow Submarine", "Yellow", "Black Velvet, "Colours In The Sky", "Counting Colours In The Sky". The final act was the painting of patriotic rainbows by children — using the colours saffron, white, green and blue. Aubrey Aloysius conducted a brief workshop to educate and encourage the audience to abide by the Constitution of India and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. This included an explanation on the proper singing the Indian National Anthem as per the code as laid out in the Constitution. The concert ended with audience singing the Indian National Anthem — Jana Gana Mana — with pride, passion, and precision, in the right rhythm, melody and timing — in 52 seconds.
Citizens of the National Capital Region left the auditorium feeling bright, happy, exhilarated and surprised that they could celebrate Holi in an auditorium by splashing colours on canvas while simultaneously enjoying the colourful music and vibrantly colourful dances.
This event is a part of the ongoing National Patriotic Project "Come India Sing Jana Gana Mana" that was launched on 15th August 2013, our Independence Day.
Spread the word, and join in singing our National Anthem alongwith other songs — Patriotic Songs, Festive Songs, Folk Songs, Pop Songs, Christmas Carols, Gospel Songs — which will follow as well.