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Choir groups prepare for Christmas

mumbai Updated: Dec 18, 2012 02:18 IST
Mugdha Variyar

A week before Christmas, a choir group is urging youngsters to give up their internet addiction through a quirky carol song. Christmas caroling is a popular tradition in the city, and several groups incorporate social messages in their songs.

“We have composed a carol titled ‘Happily Addicted to the Web’, which talks about how the younger lot cannot do without its blackberry phones and laptops,” said Karen Vaswani, 40, who heads Mahim-based choir group Victoria Chorus Line.

Stop Gaps, a popular choir, has been promoting Indian culture through its songs for several years. “We talk about welcoming Jesus Christ with rangolis and other Indian customs,” said Alfred D’souza, who heads the group. For several carol groups, it is the Christmas spirit that highlights their songs. “We promote the message of peace through the popular traditional carols as most people know them and can sing along,” said Adeline Lobo, 19, who is part of a Chembur-based choir group.

On Sunday, Santacruz Ensemble, a 35-member choir group, organised a ‘Night of Carols’ at Santacruz which was attended by 1,200 people.