09th December 2011 - Concert of SIWJA for the inaugural session of Chavara Fest 2011(A festival of Folk Art, Indian music and traditional cuisine) @ Rajendra Maidan, Park Avenue Road, Cochin
35 Sing Indians and 6 instrumentalists with Shri. Jerry Amaldev sang for the Inaugural Session of CHAVARA FEST 2011 at Rajendra Maidan, Cochin. CHAVARA FEST 2011 was a grand festival conducted in association with DTPC and Folklore Academy from 9th Dec. to 14th December 2011. The fest included live performances by leading artistes with the aim to encourage traditional art forms. The Malayalam folk songs and film hits sung in four parts and songs like Train, Bum Bada Bum kept the audience rapt with wonder and amazement as this choral singing was a new experience for the gathering.
30th November 2011 - SIWJA at Choice School, Tripunithura – an out-reach programme
As part of our Out-reach Programme which aims at educating the audience on choral singing, Sing Indians had performed at Choice School, Tripunithura on 30th November 2011, during morning assembly. The children welcomed all the songs with great applause and admiration. Ms. Molly Cyril, the Principal, thanked Shri. Jerry Amaldev and Sing Indians for the wonderful performance.
Children's Day with SIWJA at St. Patrick's Academy, Angamaly
Sing, India with Jerry Amaldev (SIWJA) could not have selected an occasion more perfect than Children's Day to interact with young people. The students of St. Patrick's Academy could not have received a Children's Day gift more enjoyable than a musical treat from SIWJA!
St. Patrick's Academy is an impressive school set in a rustic locale at Manjapra, Angamaly, and run by the Patrician brothers. On the auspicious occasion, Jerry Amaldev lit the traditional lamp and inaugurated the newly constructed auditorium. As a gesture of affection and welcome, the children presented a rose to each Sing, Indian. Then, SIWJA began!
The audience, comprising kids from Class 1 to 12 and their teachers, applauded each song as SIWJA rendered Onnaanaam Thumbi Vaayo, Bahaay Kubo, Penninte Chenchundil, Vande Maataram, Ini Neela Vishaalathayil, Top of the World, Asatoma Sadgamaya, Poovattaka Thatti Chinni, Aanna Aanna Jaana, Shaantham Prashaantham, Thudikottaam, Bumbadabum and Aayiram Kannumaay. Moved by the children's enthusiasm, Jerry Amaldev yielded and allowed them to clap to the beat of the songs! He also interacted with the children prior to songs such as Bahaay Kubo, Vande Maataram and Top of the World.
The performance, which lasted for more than an hour, came to a close with the singing of the evergreen melody - Aayiram Kannumaay. With Jerry Amaldev's permission, the thrilled audience joined SIWJA at the chorus! It was astonishing to see how this song still reverberated across generations! Following the show, Sing, Indians were surrounded by children expressing their sincere appreciation and thanks. It was an unforgettable Children's Day for the children of St. Patrick's, and indeed, for SIWJA too!
Inauguration of the New Auditorium
Tomy Varghese, Principal, welcoming
St. Patrick's Academy in full strength!
The audience is invited to join in!
Serious about music
SIWJA in St. Patrick's Academy
18th September 2011 - Sing, India's Onam Celebrations at Meroland
Sing, India with Jerry Amaldev celebrated Onam this year in their own unique fashion. A colorful Pookkalam designed based on the Sing, India logo started the evening!
Many in the team wore Kerala mundus and sarees in keeping with the Onam tradition. True to their style, the team enjoyed singing classic Onam favourites such as Attappoovum nulli, Onnaanaam thumbee vaayo, Ponnonam vannoo and Onam vannonam. A hearty Onam paayasam added to the festive mood!
Onam 2011 at Meroland
Pookkalam - Sing, India style!
The capable hands behind the flowers and Sing, India!
17th September 2011 - Discover the Music in You (Music Workshop)
The Grand Ball Room @ Hotel Abad Plaza, Ernakulam
The Jerry Amaldev Foundation organised "Discover the Music in You - 2011", a one-day workshop, to spark the musical potential of Kochiites. A focussed audience attended the daylong programme, which was hosted by Sing, Indians. Starting the event on the right note, Sing, India performed four songs in four varied styles. This was followed by Jerry's interactive session on the evolution of liturgical music, and basic concepts in music such as rhythm and pitch, which he interspersed with melodic demonstrations. Then, Mitali Saraf, a talented pianist being trained in London, enthralled the audience with a classical piece by Joseph Haydn.
The next speaker was renowned music director Berny P. J., who elaborated on the influence of Carnatic raagas in Indian film music. In the afternoon, Binu John Mathews, a qualified Western Classical singer and voice trainer, illustrated the nuances of the 'bel canto' style of singing. Following that, Dr. Bhuvaneswari G., the HoD of the Music department at Maharaja's College, presented an in-depth analysis on Carnatic music.
Then, Jerry invited the participants to vocalize their talent by singing their favourite melodies, much to the delight of everyone! The successful event concluded with a heartfelt Vote of Thanks, well-deserved by the tireless organisers and volunteers who made it happen.
Making sense of music
Sing, Indians ready to sing
A captive audience
Jerry Amaldev in session
Dr. Bhuvaneswari, Carnatic music
Mitali Saraf about to perform Haydn
Berny P. J. on Indian film music
Binu John Mathews on 'bel canto'
The Organizing Committee members with Berny
15th August 2011 - Independence Day Celebrations @ Chavara Cultural Centre
04th August 2011 - Chorus through the Ages - Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
"Chorus through the Ages" was a programme organised by the Music Department of Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. The session began with an interactive and enlightening lecture on the Choral tradition by Jerry Amaldev. A packed audience of over 175 students, faculty and staff listened to and actively participated in the programme.
Sing, India performed select musical pieces demonstrative of Choral singing, such as Vande Maataram (Sanskrit), William Tell Overture (Western Opera), Onnaanaam Thumbi Vaayo (Malayalam Folk) and Soon Ah Will Be Done (Negro Spiritual).
These renderings were met with enthusiastic applause by an appreciative audience. In the end, Dr. Bhuvaneswari G, Head of the Music Department, proposed the Vote of Thanks, bringing the musical session to a close.
A rapt audience!
A lighter moment
Ready to begin...
10th July 2011 - Sing, India's Annual Picnic @ PJ Princess Regency, Puduvypeen
The Sing, Indians shared a joyful day of merriment, music, and memories at their Annual Picnic at Puduvypeen...Innovative team-building activities, combined with fun games, good food and great company made everyone come alive!
The afternoon was even better with a talent show and the much-awaited skit "The Lost Notation", well-received by a rapt audience! As the day drew to a close, various members commended the Sing, Indians, their artistic work and team spirit.
Later, Jerry Amaldev presented prizes to the winners and organisers. With heartfelt appreciation for the day's organisers, the Sing, Indians ended their picnic with music and dancing!
Picnic Party: The full contingent!
The Movers and the Shakers - the Organizing Committee!
In Prayer: Lokam Muzhuvan
15th April 2011 - Jerry Sir’s Birthday Celebrations.
'Happy Birthday, Jerry Sir'
Hard at work even on a birthday!
ing Indians surround
the "birthday baby".
03rd April 2011 - CONCERT @ MEROLAND
Viva La Sing India.
Sing Indians, ready to go.
Altos and Bases in tune.
Tenors and Sopranos.
An enraptured audience.
06th February 2011 - Inauguration of the new venue MEROLAND.
Theme Party reliving the ‘80s
The inimitable Jayan’s vying
Bevy of beauties
The parting shot!
02nd January 2011 - Christmas Celebrations of SIWJA @ IMA Hall
12th December 2010 - Tribute to Girley @ Thejus Auditorium.
What a friend we have in Jesus
In heavenly glow
29th August 2010 - ONAM @ Hill View.
Onam Vannonam Vanne
8th August 2010 - DAY OUT at Michael’s Land.
United, we await the ferry.
Gift for the winner of the ladies’ game
The motorcycle gang
Mere yeh geet yaad rekhna
Back on the backwaters heading home
K.M. Mathew Memorial Function at the YMCA
Soon I will be done …
Snehamulla Ningalode …
4th July 2010 - LAUNCH OF "SING, INDIA" with JERRY AMALDEV at Hill View.
This group aims to make a collective effort to learn and perform and support quality music under my leadership.
Your eligibility to join this group depends on your passion for music evidenced in your singing, your playing an instrument or just in being a team player
I invite you to come and try us out. We meet on Saturdays from 6 pm to 8 pm and Sundays from 2.15 to 5 pm at the new venue 3322(58/794) 2nd floor, "MEROLAND", I . S. Press road,Ernakulam, 682 018.
Please get in touch with Mr. Joe Gabriel (mobile No.9447302642) or Mrs. Elsaba Kurian (Mobile No.9446358688) to pursue this matter.
22nd May 2010 - Discover the music in you…… A musical work shop with Jerry Amaldev
A One day Music Workshop
was held on Saturday, 22nd May, 2010 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
at Sapphire Hall, Gokulam Park Hotel, Kaloor, Kochi
8th May 2010 - Chavara Award
8th May 2010 - saturday - presentation of Chavara Award. The Chavara Cultural Centre Award for meritorious services in the field of music rendered to the church and society at large in Kerala. a cash award along with a plaque/memento was awarded to Jerry Amaldev on saturday, 8th may 2010 at the Generalite, st. Thomas Mount, Kakkanad. The award was presented to Jerry Amaldev by the Union Minister Mr.K.V.Thomas