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Ever Heard a Tangkhul Carol?

Published: 20th December 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

Tangkhul-Carol

CHENNAI: It’s not often that you get to hear a carol in Tangkhul language. But at the Festival of Choirs held at the Women’s Christian College (WCC) recently, we were witness to a carol delivered soulfully in this rare language. The carol, delivered by the North East Choir of WCC, we were told, conveyed that nothing was possible without the Christ. So, while the choir, dressed in North Eastern traditional attire sang on stage, we could hear their classmates cheering them even as the audience swayed along and rejoiced the number.

Crotchets & Quavers, a group comprising 65 children took the audience by surprise with their quirkiness. Their first song The Animals at Christmas, saw a few kids from the group dressed as animals (donkeys, cows, sheep and doves) coming forward and singing their respective stanzas. Their next number Christmas is a Time to Love saw them dancing as well.

Though this was the most captivating moment for us, we were overjoyed to see children aged between four and 14 singing carols with enthusiasm. Belonging to a group called Blossoms, the 25 children took the audience on a fun and musical ride. Beginning with the carol A Star So Bright, they went on to sing Super Duper Christmas, with ease. We couldn’t help but clap and appreciate their performance.

With a total of 15 choirs performing on stage over a period of almost two hours, the audience didn’t get a tad tired. There were occasions when a few from the crowd sang along with the choir members. And the enthusiasm stayed till the very end. Overall, the air was filled with joy and merry-making. After all, isn’t Christmas all about that?

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