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Mangaluru: ‘Charles Nite’ enthralls music lovers at Gurpur

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Mangaluru, Mar 12: The parish council of Our Lady of Pompei Church Gurpur organised musical event ‘Charles Nite’ recently at the church quadrangle in aid of various church projects. The nite was enjoyed by hundreds from the parish and neighboring parishes.

Charles D’Cunha, a parishioner, who presently lives in Mumbai, was encouraged and trained in music during his childhood by Fr J S T Rodrigues, who was the then parish priest of Gurpur church. As a talented youngster, he initiated the choir of parish and became the first choir master. He has composed music for parts of Mass and many hymns. He has composed many songs and sang on stage for various cultural events.

There was a short stage programme in which Fr Teji Thomas and Sr Jhansi, recipients of Sandesha Award 2019 were honoured by the parish priest. 

Charles D’Cunha was also honoured for his contribution to music.

Charles Nite at Gurpur was presented along with six finalists of ‘Mozo Thalo Gaitholo’ and some budding talents of the parish. Ivan Sequeira and Denis Gonsalves were the guest singers. The melodious and mind blowing music was rendered by famous duo Pappan and Josvin with their team of talented musicians. Sound and lights were by famous Chris Electronics, Mangaluru. Rib tickling comedy by Aroma, Royston and Jeevan and dances by Rashmi, Genevia and Melisha enthralled the audience. The event was compered by Melvin Peres, Kaikamba in his unique style. There was spontaneous applause from the audience after every performance.

The fans, relatives and friends of Charles and parishioners presently living abroad had generously contributed for the cause and supported for the success of the nite.

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  • Fr. Teji Thomas MI, Gurupur Kaikamba, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    "Charles Nite" thrilled the music lovers of Gurpur Parish.
    Thanks to Fr Antony Lobo and the Parish Council for honouring Snehasadan and Jeevadaan. Its your continued support keep us going
    May the Lord Bless Us.

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  • Anand Moras, Bajpe , Oman

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    I really miss the show , I heard that its full of entertainment ,I want to hear the sweet voice of Ashok, All the best Charles ,
    Anand Moars
    Bajpe / Oman

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  • lonita lobo, Bangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Congratulations Charles uncle

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  • Vijay Rasquinha, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    It was a very good show . Superb singing and music, well organised . First of its kind in our parish after year 2000.

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Tue, Mar 12 2019

    Congratulations Charles & all the singers. May God Bless.

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