CHARITY EVENT - SONG FOR DABAL
|1||Sempre Libera - from Verdi's Traviata|
|2||The Way You Wear Your Hat - by Gershwin|
|3||Se tu M'ami - by Pergolesi|
A concert of classical music was held at St. Johns Church Waterloo Road London SE18TY on Saturday 17th October 2015 at 6.00pm in aid of Deaf and Blind Aid Lanka.
The guests of honour were the patron of DABAL the Rt. Hon Lord Low of Dalston and Lady Low the worshipful Mayor of Lamberth Councillor Donatus Anwanyu, and the Trade Commissioner/Minister of Commerce of the Sri Lanka High Commission Mr. Karunatilleke. The contributors to the programme were Angeline Kanagasooriam, the well know Opera singer, who is a Fellow of Trinty College of Music and founder of the Medics and Scientists Music Ensemble, Stephen Matthews, Head of Academic Music at Kings School Cantebury, and Francesca Welikala Ashfield and accomplished flautist, who currently sings in the Paulina Voices Choir at St. Pauls Girls School Hammersmith, where she is studying for the A levels.
The program for the evening was an eclectic and enjoyable selection of vocal items from operatic oratorios, arias and solo pieces from Handel Mozart Puccini and Verdi, as well as popular songs from Britten and Gershwin. There were also piano and flute solos from Matthews and Enesco.
Angeline’s singing was absolutely breath-taking and her melodious voice (with a range of three octaves) entranced and captivated her admiring audience. The piano and flute solos were performed with skilled perfection.
The event was extremely successful for DABAL both in fundraising and enhancing the public profile of the charity. The committee of DABAL are most grateful to the performers for contributing their talents and time to produce the event, as well as to all members of DABAL publishing and selling tickets, for the concert, as and organising the infrastructure of the evening.
Last but not least, the committee and members of DABAL, sincerely thank their loyal patron Lord Low for initially proposing the idea of fundraising classical concert.