Thursday, December 13, 2012

A celebration of Christmas

Singing Christmas carols has been one of my most favourite past times. I've sung them anytime-anywhere and will do the same in the future.

On previous occasions I've gone into one of my singing fits while travelling in school buses, during camp fires, when crossing dry river beds in villages in Rajasthan, travelling in the tube in London and on Christmas eve at home with my sister.

My love for singing and Christmas songs, carols and hymns reached a new high when I joined the University of Westminster's Choral Society last year.

I particularly love the design team at the University of Westminster as you can see on your right with this amazing invite they made for our show.

The practice sessions were remarkable in the sense that amateurs and stalwarts all practiced together and our team-work clearly showed on the day with the audience members complimenting us; 'You sounded like angels from heaven' one of them told one of our choristers.

This year I was promoted to singing a solo for a medieval Spanish villancico called Riu Riu Chiu and according our Choir conductor, Robbie, this will be the next big thing when it comes to Christmas songs in the near future. Well, you know where you heard it first!

Thanks to Chunny Wai Lo who made it for the performance and took this picture. You are a great friend and seeing your face there made this so much more special.

Another friend came to the rescue of fellow chorister, Sueli, who thrust upon a video camera in her friends' hands with seconds to spare before the performance started with the orders 'Record!'. Sueli, please pass on our gratitude and wishes.
to you dear friend.

For all those who couldn't make it, presenting to you - A celebration of Christmas! Please click on the links below to listen to the carols/hymns.

Riu riu - Salem Ajmi singing the second paragraph and yours truly singing the first and third one.

And now, please join us for some vegan mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine! :P

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