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Visakhians in Concert 2010

The Visakha Vidyalaya Old Girls' Association had decided to organize a variety show titled 'Visakhians in Concert 2010' at the Jeremias Dias Hall, Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, on January 30 from 6.30 pm.

The concert is put together to raise funds for much needed refurbishment of the senior school library. The OGA is proud to announce that all artistes on this occasion are past Visakhians who have volunteered to show case their talents in aid of the OGA. The program includes dance items both oriental and western, music both instrumental and vocal and drama, all guaranteed to cater to discerning connoisseurs of performing arts.

The show will commence with the traditional Pooja dance by twin sisters Aloka Kumbukage and Anuradha Vithanage. It will also include dance items such as the traditional Manipuri by Jayawanthi Panibharatha and her students, Folk by Priyadashini Bandara & students, Bharatha by Sandya Bamunuwita , Kandyan with a modern flavour by Visha de Silva, her daughter Shakila Vindya and supporting artistes, whilst UpuIi Wijewardena and her troupe would provide her signature oriental items and Shonaka Ranatunga the western and contemporary touch.

Music both instrumental and vocal is the best on offer. Well known Cellist Savitri Jayatileka will present her students in an all cello orchestra and the orchestra will perform a medley of popular melodies with Savitri as the accompanist at the piano.

Popular songstress Menaka Sahabandu hopes to thrill the audience with her voice along with Nightingales of Sinhala songs Champa Kalhari and Sachini Pieris of 'Sirasa Super Star' fame. Meena Kumari, better known for her acting, would be belting out some of the songs from her CD, which would be made public very soon. Geethika Chandrasiri, Nilupul Silva and Samadhi Tennakoon, a trio performance on Piano, Violin and Congo drums will be an unusual treat, whilst yet another Visakhian Helani Pieris will show her drumming prowess on the Davula and Dole.

A skit from the stage drama Gajaman Puwath with Rathmalie Gunasekera a past Visakhian in the role of Gajaman Nona will thrill the drama buffs.

Of course the icing on the cake will be the Visakha choir, which won many accolades at the recent Festival of Choirs. The choir will round off the evening with a medley of popular songs. .

Both young and old are advised not to miss this evening of great entertainment.

For further inquiries contact Samiddhi Dewapura on 0722427303 or Chayanika Padumadasa on 0714492911.


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