Come India Sing A Festive Song – A Musical Evening Celebrating Colours
A Musical Concert of Colours – COME INDIA SING A FESTIVE SONG presented by Lorraine Music Academy, in aid of LAMP Trust & the National Patriotic Project “Come India Sing…” on the eve of the Festival of Colours, in collaboration with Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector-44, Gurgaon.
Date: Saturday 15 March 2014. Time: 7:30pm
(Admission strictly by Passes only. Please call or SMS 9910143344 to obtain your Pass.)
Watch this space for more information on this exciting 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.
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 Raha, Akaash Khanna & Neeve Walia – lighting the traditional lamp alongwith Dr. Atamjot Grewal, 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.
Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the Lorraine Music Academy and the LAMP Trust, and Chairman of the National Patriotic Project, says “Music is food for the soul. Good food and good exercise gives you good physical stability. A good diet of the right kind of music gives you mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual stability. India, with it’s beautiful and diverse cultural heritage, is known globally as the ‘land of festivals’. We have a great and diverse heritage of Folk and Festive Songs. India’s unique cultural ethos is well described as ‘unity in diversity’. We will encourage every Indian to sing their respective Folk Songs and Festive Songs. We will encourage singing across the National Capital Region and the nation among citizens, community members, members of RWAs, offices colleagues, students at schools and colleges, etc. Music helps the creative process and sparks the imagination and ideas. When this musical imagination and experience of singing in a group circumstance is ignited, we have the most extraordinary power to change young lives for positive living and nation-building.”
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.
The “Come India Sing” Nation-wide Talent Contest is open to all. This includes a slogan contest for every Indian citizen to express what the National Anthem means to them. The contest also encourages the practising and the singing of “Jana Gana Mana” and other songs.
Participation can be as an Individual, as a Family or as a Group of friends, a school, a college, classmates, office colleagues, communities, RWAs…. All one has to do is record on video one’s family or group or oneself singing the song, upload the video to YouTube, complete the registration form on our website, and be a part of the nation-building project. Age is no bar. This contest is open to all ages.
Select participants and winners of the above project will get opportunities to perform on stage before audiences at various venues in the National Capital Region of Delhi and across the country. Winners of the “Come India Sing” Nation-wide Talent Contest will earn the privilege of being invited to sing the National Anthem alongside the nation’s leaders and to receive their award. Individuals and groups whose performance stand out will also be invited to attend or to perform at an enormous annual cultural program depicting India’s cultural ethos of “Unity in Diversity”, in a large venue in the National Capital Region of Delhi. Thousands of the nation’s youth will together in one voice celebrate our great nation by singing "Jana Gana Mana". This event will be broadcast nationally and internationally, giving participants exposure on a grand scale that will, at the very least, leave them with memories that will last for a lifetime and, at the very most, be the key elements in inspiring them realize their greater dreams.
So 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.
To participate, one can log on to the following website: www.localhost/lma or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sms 9910143344.