ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 41
TV Times

‘Strike a Chord’ for a cause

'Strike a Chord - A Night of Music', a mega musical Concert wil come alive at the St. Joseph's College Auditorium, Colombo 10 on Saturday 17 March commencing at 7.00pm.

'Strike a Chord', organized by the Colombo Theological Seminary (CTS) in aid of their building project, will feature some of the big names in the local showbiz scene.

Noeline, Sunil and Piyal of Gypsies fame, Mariazelle, Natasha, Shanelle, Shyami, Druvi de Silva, Luke Henricus, and lvor Poobalan, Charles Mark, the family unit Aanjanee Manesha and Krisanthi, the cappella sounds of Revelations; the rock music of Ezra, the choral harmonies of Voices in Harmony, Cosmic Rays and the new outfit EMEFCEE featuring Chandralal, Lenny, Viraj, Dharshana, Lakshan, Suresh and Georgy will come alive for this worthy cause.

Speaking on this musican project, Noeline Honter, the moving force behind 'Strike a Chord', said that this night of music would be a 'memorable and exciting one' and that it would be a pity to miss out on it. She also said that the concert would showcase a range of musical styles, and that the programme lined up for the night would include traditional, modern and original songs.

Commenting on his involvement in 'Strike a Chord', Sunil Perera said that he firmly believed that the way to receive blessings is to give of one's talents and resources freely. And being involved with 'Strike a Chord' has given him and his brother Piyal the opportunity to support those who have dedicated themselves and their time to educating men and women in Sri Lanka.

Bertram Charles of the popular duo Charles Mark, speaking on behalf of the musicians, said that being involved in it was an investment for the future. He went on to explain that since the proceeds of the concert would go towards the completion of this facility, giving of their musical talents and skills was a contribution they were making towards education in Sri Lanka - a contribution that would help shape not just this generation but the generations to come.

Noeline remarked that all the musicians who will perform at 'Strike a Chord' were unhesitatingly enthusiastic in their agreement to support this cause. Natasha Ratnayake, as well as Rohan Peiris of Cosmic Rays, voiced their commitment to this project, commenting that they were glad to be able to offer their musical skills to support the kind of leadership training that is being offered by CTS.

Ivor Poobalan, Principal of CTS, explained how, for eleven of their thirteen years, CTS has functioned from a modest little building which is a refurbished tea-packing factory. The foundation stone for the new facility was laid last year, and eleven months later has risen into an impressive structure.

Currently, CTS has extended its services to Jaffna, Matara and the Rajarata through its extension programmes, thus affording leadership training to other parts of the island as well.

Tickets for 'STRIKE A CHORD' are priced at Rs. 1500/-, 1000/-, 750/-, 500/-, 300/- (unreserved) and are available at CTS, Pragna Bookshop, Back to the Bible Bookshop, Bible Society Salesroom, Angel Link (Liberty Plaza), Vijitha Yapa), and online at

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