Concert by the Revelations a great performance

The singing at the concert by the Revelations on July 4 was out of this world. Singing a cappella is not easy but they did this to perfection. The production of instrument sounds with their voices too was very impressive.

Two particular voices worthy of mention were that of Rohan and young Charith. Charith had several solo parts, in some of which he excelled, even singing falsetto.

Having observed Charith and Asanka’s progress through the years since they were 11 years old, I was taken back to the day they first came in for voice training.

Further, my memory flew back to our days, singing in the Catholic Choral Society, an all-male choir singing four-part harmony a cappella. At that time the Colombo audiences were not too impressed with all-male choirs.

A few words of constructive criticism are needed. The lighting was rather unprofessional. We could hardly see the faces of the singers.

The leader moved his torso rather indecorously on the stage. I wish he would desist. I did not see any reason for the group to leave the stage and parade in front of the audience.

A good choreographer would have added a lot to this wonderful performance.

We particularly enjoyed the Bohemian Rhapsody and the intricate rendition of My Grandfather’s Clock. Sri Lanka has been showered with fame through our great cricketers.

I believe the Revelations too would bring a great deal of fame and put us on the world map. Actually they already have!

Reggie Seimon

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