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Old Joes Choir celebrates 20 years of choral singing with “This is My Story”

13 March 2017 - 78   - 0

On March 19, the OJC will celebrate 20 years of choral singing with “This is My Story” – an evening of thanksgiving and praise that will showcase a broad expanse of spiritual music performed in the distinct style of the boys of  OJC.

“We each had our own style by that time,” explains Dilhan de Silva, of their debut at the school carol service. All recent school leavers at the time, Dilhan, Navindra and the others were all members of different choral groups and choirs, each making their mark as soloists and performers in different genres. “But we had all sung together at some point,” they explain, the connection that even in 2017 still holds the continually growing group together.

The OJC’s first show “Preghiera (1997)” took place in the school chapel. It is now the haunt of their practices and by next week, their latest show. The group has produced several concerts, dabbling in different genres, creating new and different arrangements and finding a niche in the barbershop genre.  With a gold and silver awarded at the World Choir Games 2014 in the barbershop and sacred music categories, “This is My Story” will showcase both genres, with the OJC adding their signature twist to the music.

“This is My Story”, an evening of thanksgiving and praise celebrating 20 years of choral evolution will take place on March 19 from 6.30 p.m.  onwards at the St. Joseph’s College Chapel. 

Entrance is free.

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