The Majolly Music Trust’s new choir, Notes of Promise, makes its debut this weekend
The MAJOLLY MUSIC Trust, founded by Neecia Majolly, has been nurturing and encouraging musical talent in the city for over eight years now. This weekend, another of their endeavours comes to life as the choir, Notes of Promise, made up of 20 boys and girls from underprivileged backgrounds, performs for the first time.
“We had a target of training about 20 children who fall in the under privileged category and so reached out to different orphanages. Home of Faith was excited to join us in this venture. The children from this home, apart from being underprivileged, are socially mislead and rescued from forced child labour,”
Neecia shares. The trust took these children and trained them in Western music for three months. The focus was on the primary elements of music — rhythm, melody and harmony.
“We aim to give an equal platform for all talented music, irrespective of background. We hope to give exposure to the children to see and experience different genres of music and be inspired by music and musicians. We trust that the training they have had will have been educative and enjoyable,” she adds.
At the concert, the children will perform African-American spiritual songs such as Yonder Come Day and Amani Utupe, besides classics such as Doe, A Deer from The Sound of Music. Accompanying them will be piano and vocal students of the Neecia Majolly Studio. The choir is directed by Samantha Pais, who is a city-based professional singer, choral conductor, pianist and music educator. Samantha is also the founder of August Music Productions and has a passion for music outreach.
All the funds from the concert will be used for aged and infirm musicians that they support. “The musicians we’re helping are extremely talented and have served the community through music in their heydey, but are now completely dependent on charity,” Neecia reveals.
Rs. 249. September 13, 7 pm. At Visthar, Kothanur