Heralding the sounds of glory to the people of Kuwait, Men’s Voice and Choral Society staged their 19th Annual Christmas Carols at the Indian Central School, Jleeb al Shuyoukh on 6th December 2019, to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.
The night overflowed with melodies that warmed hearts and filled listeners with a sense of joyfulness as the charismatic chorale progressed though carols that took listeners on a journey around the world to hear wonderful carols and to listen to the beautiful strains of music from Kerala, making it a night to remember.
The evening event opened with prayer by Rev. Prasad Thomas, Vicar of the St. Peter’s CSI Congregation, Kuwait . Mr. Abraham Thomas, the Joint Secretary of the group, welcomed the guests and the audience to the concert. Under the able guidance of their choir master – Mr. Ajith Babu the performance of Men’s Voice and Choral Society was a real treat to the eyes and ears of those gathered. Adding to the sparkle of the evening were the special performances by the Junior Choir with a few of their special songs conducted by Ms. Sandhya Ann John and Mr. Mithun Oommen.
Rev. Amanuel B. Ghareeb, Pastor of the Arabic Congregation in Kuwait and President of the Common Council, felicitated the choir for their music and service during these past 19 years. Pastor Gerald Golbeck, Senior Pastor of The Lighthouse Church (TLC) in Kuwait also offered a felicitation to the group. A thought provoking and inspiring Christmas message was delivered by Rev. Fr. Liju K. Ponnachen, Asst Vicar of the St. Gregorious Indian Orthodox Maha Edavaka. Mr. Ninan Joseph Thomas, the President of the Men’s Voice and Choral Society rendered the Vote of Thanks. Mr. Bobby Kurien, Evan Sunil Abraham and Miss Caren Ann Suresh added essence to the evening by their dynamic compeering for the event.
The Group took the opportunity to kick start their celebration for their 20th Anniversary Music Concert to be held on December 4th 2020. The Inauguration was conducted by a lighting of 4 Candles with each Candle marking 5 years on our Musical Journey. The Candles were lit by Rev. Amanuel B. Ghareeb, Mr. Thomas John, Senior Members of the group and Office Bearers.
One of the highlights of the evening was the rendition of the Program Theme Song: ‘Gloria in Excelsis Deo’ followed by ‘The Journey Begins’ marking the start of their 20th Year Celebrations. The evening culminated with the Choir singing ‘Silent Night’ followed by the closing prayer by Amanuel B. Ghareeb and benediction by Pastor Gerald Golbeck. The organizers of this concert, left no stone-unturned to ensure a memorable day for everyone, Mr. Akash John Thomas and Mr. Mathew M. Varghese, Mr. Thomas Thomas along with the office bearers President- Mr. Ninan Joseph, Vice President – Mr. Kurien George , Secretary – Mr. Mathew Varghese and Joint Secretary – Mr. Abraham Thomas.
Kudos to the Office-bearers, organizers, choir masters and members Of Men’s voice and Choral Society & Junior Choir on presenting an enthralling and heartwarming Christmas Concert.