CHENNAI: Ushering in the festive spirit of Christmas, various choristers came together to present the best of carols before a devout audience on MCC grounds on Monday. Being organised for the 17th consecutive year, the carol concert presented an amazing display of performance and devotion.
“Chennai is known as a hub for connoisseurs in music, and for Christmas, we wish to gift people in the city with music that features some of the city’s best choirs and groups,” said KM Mammen, president, MCC Alumni Association.
Flashy lights and Christmas trees added to the ambience of the open air carol concert. The event, which began with a performance by 120 students of MCC, saw various styles and genres, taking the audience back in time to the origin of the festival.
Apart from English carols, the performers also rendered Tamil songs such as vara venum enadharase among others.
The choirs that performed at the event included Madras Christian College Choir, MCC Higher Secondary School, Galilee School of Music, Voyz Male, St Thomas Orthodox Cathedral Choir, Celestial Voices, WCC Alumni Centenary Choir and Mellow Circle. The two-day carol concert also saw performances by groups such as Crotchets and Quavers, Women’s Christian College, Madras Musical Association, MCC Alumni Choir, North Eastern Christian Fellowship Choir, Harmonics, St Andrew’s Kirk Choir and the Canticles.