Music and youthfulness to praise and thank God is what brought a wonderful combination to form the first of its kind Youth Choir in city.

Music in Mysore is rooted deeply in churches and temples. This 85-member group came together in such a unique way which has broken many barriers like religion and language for the pure love of choral music.

The inauguration of the Mysore Youth Choir was its first concert performance at a mass and prayer service at St. Philomena’s Church on Aug. 15.

Having the Independence Day in mind, the group rendered songs in English, Kannada and Latin such as ‘Let there be peace’, ‘God gave me a song’, ‘Ninna Charanakke’, ‘Agnus Dei’,’Open the eyes’ among other scintillating tunes.

The group was accompanied by a youth string orchestra conducted by Felix Joseph and the choir conducted by Aaron Christopher Francis.

It was inaugurated by Monsignor Rev. Fr. N.S. Marie Joseph, a composer himself. He spoke about music and its importance giving valuable thoughts and examples on religious music. He was joined by Rev. Fr. K. A. William, Parish Priest of St Philomena’s Church, Rev. Fr. Anthony Raj, youth Director of the Diocese of Mysore, Rev. Fr. Wilfred OCD, Fr. Anthoniappa, Fr John Peter, Fr. Sanjay and Fr. Vijay to celebrate the inauguration of the youth choir.

Noted International Violinist Vidwan Dr. Mysore Manjunath, who was present on the occasion, was honoured by the Youth Choir.

The Youth Choir meets twice a month at St. Joseph’s B.Ed college auditorium in Jayalakshmipuram between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

If any youth are interested, they may join by getting in touch with any of the members or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/youthchoirmys/

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore