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Muscat : Reena DSouza and Morvine Quadros March into GVOM Finals


Report : Clarence Pinto
Photos : Arun Jivraj Lobo

Muscat, Sep 22: The Mangalorean Catholic Centre of the Parish (MCCP – Sts. Peter and Paul Church – Ruwi) organized the semi final round for the Sultanate of Oman region of the third version of the Gulf Voice of Mangalore on Friday, 21st September 2012 in the main hall of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi. Morvine Quadras and Reena Shareen D Souza, were selected to the finals at Qatar which will be held in the month of October 2012.

The Main Hall of Sts. Peter and Paul church was packed with music enthusiasts.  Certainly it was a delightful battle of singing talents for the twelve semifinalists, six men and six ladies, who were selected at the preliminary rounds competition of the Gulf Voice of Mangalore 2012, titled MCCP Kogul and MCCP Maina, on Thursday, 21st June 2012 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Main Hall. The winners of the MCCP Kogul and MCCP Maina singing competition were Morvine Quadras, Zino Micheal Saldanah, Ambrose Ivan Moras, Vincent D’souza, Stanislus D'souza and Peter Issac D’souza in the men’s category and Reena Shareen D'souza, Josma Henna Rodrigues,  Astrin Virginia Agnessa D’silva,  Maria Pramila D’costa, Flavia D’souza and Flavia Castelino in the ladies category. 











































































 

The event commenced with a traditional welcome by Mariete Fernandes, one the active member of the community and past Spiritual Secretary of MCCP. After the opening prayers by Fr. Wilson Rumao – spiritual director of the Konkani Community in Muscat, the Konkani singings stars competing in the semi-final rounds  were escorted to the stage by the anchor of the show Dilip Correa - a renowned multitalented personality,  Konkani activist, actor, singer, office bearer of ABC Toastmasters Club and the past main coordinator of MCCP.

The official welcome address was then presented by Stanley T. H. Fernandes, the immediate past president of MCCP. He expressed his special gratitude to Apolinaris D Souza for the great support that was rendered to conduct the Gulf Voice of Mangalore semi-finals and also, Robert D Souza and his band for the live performance during the competition.  Clita Crasta, the present Vice President – Cultural, Spiritual and Community Services introduced the eminent judges of the competition. The judges were presented with floral bouquets by Eula Pinto – past Vice President of MCCP, Ajit Walder – current Vice President – Sports and Finance Committee and Mariete Fernandes.

The distinguished judges adjudicated the semifinal rounds were as follows :

STAN D’SOUZA, an eminent music composer and singer from UAE with more than 30 years of service in the Konkani Music field and playing guitar for many major musical events.  He was a troupe member of ‘Wilfy Nite’ having sung for more than fifty ‘Wilfy Nites’, accompanying him in many shows in and out of Mangalore including Bangalore, Mumbai including Wilfy’s Dubai show in 2008 and Wilfy’s Golden Sentimental Nite in Mangalore in 2009.  Stan has also offered his golden voice to some of Wilfy’s cassettes/CDs and was a judge for many singing competitions in Dubai & Abudhabi. 

He has helped to guide the singers of Dubai in their preparation for the ‘Gulf voice of Mangalore’ singing competition.  Stan has produced, composed and released a CD of 17 Konkani songs in August 2009 titled “Eka Pakya Pondlim Gayanam” which was a Family CD album;  all songs were sung exclusively by his immediate family, wife Lynette, daughter Rovina and son Kevin, which has received good reviews by many fellow singers and musicians for the quality of songs and music.

Sharjah based ELDRICH D’SOUZA, son of Late Renford D’Souza, an accomplished musician with a magnificent voice and well-versed in playing the guitar and Ida D’Souza, a talented actress of the local Konkani and Tulu plays during her youth.  Eldrich was trained under his father’s guidance, can play keyboard and guitar with ease and flair. He is the recipient of numerous awards at Inter-School and College level singing competitions and sung many CDs and Cassettes.  At the young age of 14, he started playing the keyboard and singing in the Cascades Band, Mumbai. He has played the keyboard and sang for the band Fusion in Mumbai for 5 years. Eldrich was a judge for many singing competitions in Mumbai and Dubai and will be the active member of Nach Baila Nach...Baila Dance Competition, a live singing with Claud D'Souza and others along with live Brass Band by Ramiro Mascarenhas and Troupe.

Third judge was Preema Rodrigues D Souza, an active member of St. Michael's Church Choir, Sharjah and of Mogachi Lahran Committee as the Cultural President, started the singing at the age of 6 for the Annual Inter-Parish singing competitions organised by Konkani Natak Sabha in Mangalore and then trained under Late Mr. Bennett Pinto in the Cecelian Choir - Bejai for 13 years from 1986 to 1999 as the lead Soprano singer and in Guitar playing.  She was awarded the Best Female Singer by Konkani Natak Sabha in the Adults Female Solo Category for 4 years in a row and also received numerous awards at the Inter-Parish and Inter-school and college level singing competitions.  Preema has sung for over 75 cassettes/albums and received Pratibha Puraskar from Mandd Sobhann for Excellence in the  Music at the  Ínter-College Level. She has performed in numerous stage shows for the noted Singers and composers like Wilson Olivera, Stany Mendonca,  Eric Ozario (Mandd Sobhann) and Paradela Nite in Mangalore and was a judge for many singing competitions in Mangalore and Dubai.

Preema’s upcoming projects include the participation of Nach Baila Nach...Baila Dance Competition, live singing with Claud D'Souza and others along with live Brass Band by Ramiro Mascarenhas and Troupe, Wilson Olivera Nite on 23rd November 2012 at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium in Dubai and Recording for Vincent Fernandes Mogachi Lahran Volume 9 Baila CD.

All the twelve contestants participated with a true spirit of competition and presented an enthralling performance to the packed audience at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church. However, Morvine Quadras and Reena Shareen D Souza’s  exhibition of brilliant of singing talents surpassed all other contestants performance and they came as the clear winners. Morvine and Reena will be representing Oman’s Konkani community in the finals of the Gulf Voice of Mangalore competition to be held in Qatar next month.

Before announcing the results, Stan, Eldrich and Preema presented few Konkani numbers and thus entertaining the audience. Stan presented a song as a tribute to late Wilfy Rebimbus.  Robert D Souza and band “Bob-Saw-Rock” gave a perfect and balanced support of music to all the contestants and entertainment by the judges.

Ivan Moras – past cultural secretary of MCCP proposed the vote of thanks. All the participants were presented with certificates by Henry Martis, Donald Pinto and Suraj Rebello – the core committee members of MCCP. The winners were presented with trophies by Stanley Fernandes.

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  • Avil Robert, Oman

    Tue, Oct 16 2012

    congratulation to Morvine & Reena. wish you all the success and wishes for the finals.

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  • vivian & reena fernandes, angelore-mangalore/muscat

    Fri, Sep 28 2012

    Hearty congratulation to Morvine & Reena. wish you all the success and wishes for the finals. we missed the opportunity to witness your victory...

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  • Stany Valento , Bejai/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 26 2012

    Conratulations Reena! Wish u all the best for Finals.
    Stany, Janett & Shannon.

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  • Dony Correa, Pernal / Dubai

    Tue, Sep 25 2012

    Congratulations Big B! well done! keep it up!

    Regards, Dony and Asha

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  • Cyprian Misquith, Kadri / Muscat

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    Congratualations & great show Reena, you are definitely going to give a tough time to the other contestants at the finals. Mahesh is all smiles after you being crowned the MCCP Maina. Try your best at the finals in Qatar.Well done.

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  • Alwyn d souza , MANGALORE/Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 23 2012

    we too along with Teena ( who is with us at this moment!)say congrats, wish you all the best in Doha Qatar!...

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  • lancy quadras, bahrain

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulations morvine.all the beast.keep it up.we are proud of you

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  • SHYLA & VIVIAN D SOUZA, BAJPE

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS ASHA AND MORVIN....
    ALL THE BEST TO FINALS.....
    NICE TO SEE ONE OF THE FINEST VOICE IN KONKANI "PREEMA" IN MUSUCT....
    YOU RENDERED YOUR VOICE FOR MOST OF THE KONKANI VOLUMES DURING 90'S...
    WE HAD A GREAT FUN DURING FENCY FETE @ BEJAI CHURCH DURING LATE 90'S...FINALLY KUDOS TO ALL GVOM ORGANIZERS OF MUSCUT AND SPECIAL THANKS TO DAIJI FOR COMPLETE DETAILED COVERAGE
    GOD BLESS ALL
    VIVI & SHYLA

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  • Sharon, Kavoor/Oman

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Morvine and Reena, We are porud of winner and hope that in the finals also you both win and may all of us proud. May the ALMIGHTY LORD shower all his blessings upon both of you and may you emerge victorious in the finals

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  • Herbert Joseph Menezes, Barkur

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats & All the best Morvine. Barkur Shines. With love and wishes from, EMIRATES BARKURIANS.

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  • VIVIAN & SHYLA D SOUZA, BAJPE-MANGALORE

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Nice to see konkanis one of the finest voice "Preema" in muscut. your contribution to almost all the volumes in konkani during 90's unforgettable once. We had some memorable moments during fancy-fete @ Bejai church in late 90's. Finally congratulations to all the winners and losers its a competion so there will be only 1 or 2 winners so try next time....so best of luck next time
    VIVI & SHYLA
    BAJPE-574142

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  • Suman/Praveen, Melina Madtha, Bejai / Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Reena on winning the Semi Finals and making it to the finals of GVOM. Good luck for the finals!!

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  • Alwyn Baptist, Urwa / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    CHEERS! Morvine u rocked the stage now u will rock the finals. Congrajulations & all the best for the finals, u will rock it. Our prayers & blessings with u always

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  • Gregory Quadros, Mangalore/Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Morvine and Reena, we are proud of you. All the best for the finals God Bless you.

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  • Kevin Chris, Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats.....in cumin to qatar....!!!!!!! :)
    Proud to be ur brother

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  • Clara Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Dear Reena,

    Congratulations my little sister. You have a strong competetor from Kuwait i.e. Orson. I wish you both that you win the finals.
    Luv you - Clara & Joseph

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  • Kevin Chris, Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats.....in cumin to qatar....!!!!!!! :)

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  • Meval Dantis, Nagpur

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats aunty Reena!!!!! I told you that you would be in the finals!!!! Anyways, keep it going like this and I have full confidence you will make it in the finals too!! Serenity and confidence is the key!!!

    Hearty congrats to Morvine D'souza. I'm pretty sure you too will also go through in the finals!

    God Bless you both!!! Do well and give it your best shot!!!
    I want to see you both with the trophies this time..

    And congrats for those who had done well and made it up till here!!! Good luck in the future!!

    Best wishes

    Meval Dantis

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  • Dr.Teena D'souza Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations REENA bai... You have a wonderful voice...We are extremely happy to see you rising as a singing STAR...May God bless you always... You will always be a role model for your sisters(me and queena)...
    All the best for the finals...

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  • Dolphy Dsilva & fly, padukone

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulation morvine and all the best.

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  • Wilfred Gonsalves, Barkur / Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine,
    All the best for the finals.

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  • Judith D'Cunha, Kulshekar/Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Dear Reena,
    Hearty Congratulations. All the best for the finals. god bless u. praying for u. love to Lancy. bye .

    From Unlce Tony, Aunty Judy, Ashwin and Shelma.

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  • Jaison Suraj Rodrigues, AbuDhabi / Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulation dear Reena... Wish u all the best... God Bless... Keep Rocking... :)

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  • Harold lewis, Kemmannu / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Morvin and Reena!! and all the best for the Finals in Qatar it was a Good show !!

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  • NIrmal Antony, Kerala,Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine !!!...keep it up !!!

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  • Remy Fernandes, PIUSNAGAR-KUWAIT

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS MORVINE! WELL DONE FOR WINNING THE SEMI FINALS. ALL THE BEST FOR FINALS AND I AM SURE YOU CAN DO IT. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  • Flavia Dsouza, Bajpe

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Thanx Gladys...May God Bless u.

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  • anil kumar, beijing,china

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    well done morvine. you are just great. best wishes for the final. i am sure you will make it. take care.
    anil / alka /mukul rupali

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  • Dantis Family, Kinnigoly - Muscat, Oman

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine. Keep up the same spirit during finals. Wishing you all the best and awaiting to see Winner's Trophy.

    Great Job by our own MC Dilip Correa. Thanks to Arun – Daijiworld.

    3 Cheers to the Judges!!! AND Congratulations to all the contestants who reached GVOM semifinals.

    Best wishes

    Monica & Valerian Dantis

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  • Monica, Val, Meval and Dale, Kinnigoly - Muscat, Oman

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Reena. We know that you have worked hard to reach here today. Looking forward to see the GVOM 3 Trophy in Oman.

    Our best wishes and prayers are always there for you.

    May God bless you.


    Love
    Monica, Valerian, Meval and Dale

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  • Edward & Monica Quadras , Barkur/muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulation morvine. You made us proud.all the best . god bless u. keep it up.

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  • Anup, Edna & Aden Dsilva , dubai

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulation morvine.all the best for finals. god bless u. keep it up.

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  • Valerie D'souza Frederick, Vamanjoor/ Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Reena, Wish you all the very best for the finals in Qatar. Our prayers and best wishes are with you always.

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  • Michael , Badyar/Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrats Morvin/Reena. Best of luck. You rock Morvin. You were subperb. Do it in qatar too.

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  • Shawn Gonsalves, Valencia/Qatar

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulation Morvine. All the very best for the finals.

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  • Machenzie Nazareth, Kalathur/Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine. All the best for finals.

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  • Nimmy Goveas, Mangalore / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Dear Morvine and Reena, Hearty Congratulations! Wish you all the best for finals our wishes and prayers will abide you in your journey towards success! ( Hip Hip , Hurray)....All the rest of the contestants have given their best of performance, “Congratulations to them all” Wish you better luck next. Preema, Elrich and Stan...we were privileged to meet you as honorable judges of the competition, Your genuine /motivating (humorous) comments have touched the hearts of many singers /audience. We wish you success in all your endeavors and pursuit of excellence in soaring to greater heights. Congratulations to Robert DSouza / Rony Mathew and team for the excellence. Superb compering by Dilip Correa, Wonderful coverage by Clarence Pinto and pictures by Arun. last but not the least appreciate “The committee” for relentless efforts.

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  • Anand Monis, Bantakal/Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Morvine,

    congrats... you deserve...

    & all the best for the finals..

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  • Prakash B, B.C Road / Muscat

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Hearty Congrats Morvine.... Rock the world..

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  • hilary d souza, udyavar

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine.all the best for finals!!!

    Hilary , rose , micheal from udyavar

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  • jolvin, mumbai

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congrates Morvine. keep it up...

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  • Gladys Ashok Pinto, Bajpe

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Best of luck to all the winners, flavy u ve a good voice , when i hear ur voice i feel like i m listening to 70s songes, Ur voice is so sweet, I like ur voice,I love u personality , best of luck may all ur dreames come true
    Gladys Ashok Pinto
    Bajpe

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  • norbert dsouza, kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    cogratulation we are all verry proud you .

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  • Glades Noronha, Mumbai/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulations & well done Morvine on winning the semi finals!Our best wishes & prayers for you for the finals.

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  • Meera Fernandes & fly, brahmavar

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    Congratulations Morvine .we are very proud of you.

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  • Nancy Menezes Milar, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 22 2012

    congratulations Reena, you rocked it
    and now all the best for finals

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