Remembering Ru - a musical tribute to Ruwani Seimon will be held on November 7 at the Russian Cultural Centre.
A group of former members of Voices in Harmony, together with the Merry An Singers, the Revelations and CoroCantAmici as invited guest performers, will pay this musical tribute to Ruwani who died on November 7, two years ago.
Ruwani gained admission to a Sri Lankan university, but was compelled to leave for Canada in 1988, due to the turbulent times here which led to the closure of universities. She returned home in 1993 with a B.Sc in Math and a B.A in Music (Voice)-Summa Cum Laude.
Music was always her first love and it was to music that she devoted her entire life.
While in Canada, Ruwani sang with the McMaster Musical Theatre, the McMaster Choir, the Hamilton Opera Company and the pop band ‘Tropical Breeze’. On her return to Sri Lanka, she did a few solo vocal performances, but finally concentrated on her career as a teacher.
From 1994 to 2007, Ruwani taught singing individually to over 150 students, ranging from children to lawyers, to vocalists in bands and even to a grandmother!
She trained not only her own choir, ‘Voices in Harmony’ but also the school choirs of St. Bridget's Convent, Wycherley International School, Bishop’s College and Good Shepherd Convent, Panadura.
Admission to 'Remembering Ru' is only by invitation.