Christmas Sing-along with St. Peter’s OBU
The 'Christmas Sing-Along 2006' organized by the Old Boys' Union of St. Peter's College, Colombo 04, will be held on December 9, from 7.30 p.m. onwards.
The band for the evening will be Kings and the Compere Priya Peiris. There will be food and drinks stalls and super hampers for winners of the ticket draw.
Tickets priced at Rs. 300 will be available at the College swimming pool & gym. For further information please contact Lasantha on 0777358305 or Denver on 0714 145454.
The sing-along is being held in view of the Nicholas Perera Hall of St. Peter's College, celebrating 75 years of existence, throughout which it has been sought after by both foreign and local artistes due to its wonderful acoustics and convenient location.
The Vienna Boys Choir performed in this hall during one of their tours in the early fifties, while in the late forties, the then leading tenor in the world, Luigi Infantino sang here. Other celebrities who have performed here are the Blue Diamonds from the Philippines who took Europe by storm in the late fifties and early sixties, Bill Forbes of 'Atcha England' Fame, Desmond Kelly with his 'Dream World' and Cliff Foenander with 'Remember Me'.
Among popular local artists were the Jetliners and Spitfires who performed at this very hall, which was built long before the Lionel Wendt Theatre, the BMICH or the Navarangahala.
Meanwhile, the enduring Peterite musical tradition has been nurtured and fostered at the Nicholas Perera Hall, with classical greats such as Douglas Ferdinandz, Hussain Mohammed, Douglas De Niese, Harold Seneviratne, Professor Earl de Fonseka, Bede de Zilwa, Father Claver Perera and Nihal Fonseka, the Menezes family, Arden Nelson and more recently the Peterite Chorale, Mano Chanmugam and the Four Pianos training their voices here. The voices of well-known actors and directors such as Jerome de Silva and Jehan Bastians and popular presenters such as Jimmy Barucha, Tommy and Norton Perera and Steve Alagaratnam have also echoed in this very hall.