It’s that time of the year when merry tunes fill the air! And this time it will be the music of the hills. Dr Graham’s Homes, in association with Tollygunge Club and The Telegraph present Rising Stars in Concert, will bring to the city carols and all-time favourites on December 7 and 9.
Around 65 students from Dr Graham’s Homes will perform at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday and at La Martiniere for Boys on Sunday. Both concerts start at 6.30pm and are open to all.
While the choir would sing carols at the cathedral, Sunday’s performance at Atmodaya Bhavan, La Martiniere for Boys, will include classics of Westlife, Boyzone and Phil Collins.
“This is the 12th year that Dr Graham’s Homes will be performing in Calcutta. We try to make everyone happy, so we will perform Western classical songs for the elders and pop songs for the younger crowd,” said Shane William Saviel, the choir director of Dr Graham’s Homes.
Sunirmal Chakravarthi, the principal of La Martiniere for Boys, is among those waiting eagerly for the choir. “St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, and Dr Graham's Homes would have an annual choir festival with the two schools alternately hosting it,” reminisced Chakravarthi, who was at St. Paul’s for two decades.
“I can’t wait to hear the hill voices again. This is possibly the best way to usher in the Christmas season,” he said. “I would want my boys to enjoy the performance and learn that a choir can pop and rock too.”