Mangaluru, Jan 3: Blue Angels Choir has come up with an Konkani devotional Hymn ‘Kreesth Ray Amcho Soddvo’nndar’ which is an Latin traditional ‘Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat’. The Konkani lyrics has been penned down by Fr Flavian Lobo, a priest of Mangalore Diocese. Darrel Mascarenhas, one of the finest music producer; has done the music production, mixing and mastering. This project has been recorded by Shinoy V Joseph at CAD Media, Mangaluru. While the project has been shot and graded by B-Roll production house. The shoot was carried out at St Anne’s Church, Kelarai which is in the outskirts of Mangaluru City.
BAC was the first team to sing this hymn on May 2, 2019 during the ordination of the priests at Rosario Cathedral, Mangaluru. This hymn has the Imprimatur from Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, the bishop of Mangalore. This hymn can be sung as an Entrance hymn for various liturgical celebrations such as priestly ordination, ordination of the deacons, priestly jubilees and especially for Christ related feasts such as feast of Christ the King, Epiphany, Corpus Christi, Maundy Thursday etc.
The choir includes Jason Lobo (Lead singer/Bass) Denora Fernandes (lead Singer/Alto) Anisha Dsouza, Tressia Rodrigues, Dealle D’Souza, Ashel Dsouza (Soprano) Joshil Saldanha, Deora Fernandes (Alto) Derick D’Souza, Neel Coelho, Denzil Pereira (Tenor) and Hansel Rego (Bass).
About Blue Angels Choir
Blue Angels Choir came into existence on 1st January 2014. Initially it was called as PADUA BLUE ANGELS as most of the singers in the group were from Padua Institutions. The main intention to start this group was to sing in church for various occasions. Later on as years passed by they started to give public performances, perform for music concerts of various Konkani Singers and perform as micro bands for the receptions, private gigs & corporate events, also leading Taize worships. Fr Michael Santhumayor is the mentor and Denzil Pereira is the co-ordinator of this group.
This group sings in 4 voices, (i.e, Soprano, Tenor, Alto & Bass) which makes this group a Unique and One of its kind. BAC has sung for more than 150 choirs, have given TV and radio programmes. They have done 20 musical experiments till date and it’s the first group to come up with Konkani Medley. Till now they have released 5 covers on YouTube, and recently hosted an online Christmas carols singing competition ‘Carol of the Bells’.