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Carols & classics by hill choir

Itís that time of the year when merry tunes fill the air! And this time it will be the music of the hills. Dr Grahamís 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 Grahamís Homes will perform at St. Paulís 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, Sundayís performance at Atmodaya Bhavan, La Martiniere for Boys, will include classics of Westlife, Boyzone and Phil Collins.

ďThis is the 12th year that Dr Grahamís 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,Ē said Shane William Saviel, the choir director of Dr Grahamís Homes.

Sunirmal Chakravarthi, the principal of La Martiniere for Boys, is among those waiting eagerly for the choir. ďSt. Paulís School, Darjeeling, and Dr Graham's Homes would have an annual choir festival with the two schools alternately hosting it,Ē reminisced Chakravarthi, who was at St. Paulís for two decades.

ďI canít wait to hear the hill voices again. This is possibly the best way to usher in the Christmas season,Ē he said. ďI would want my boys to enjoy the performance and learn that a choir can pop and rock too.Ē