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MCC, Qatar – Singing and Instrumental Competitions

(MCC Correspondent, Qatar)

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Doha, May 14: The first phase of third annual talent search, comprising of Singing and Instrumental competitions, of the Mangalore Cricket Club were held on Friday, May 11 at the Qatar Malayali Samajam. The competitions not only serve as a showcase of talents, they also provide an avenue for fellow Mangaloreans to interact with each other. The organizers were very pleased with the overwhelming response they had for the singing and instrumental competitions.

It was also heartening to see many new faces this year. The competitions, as already mentioned in our previous media releases, were open to all the Konkani speaking mangalorean community. The second and concluding phase of the competitions (dance, fancy dress and skit) will be held on Friday, May 18, 2007.

The program was opened with a welcome speech by President Norbert Corda. Gladys D'Silva, Joint Cultural Secretary said the opening prayer. Alwyn D'Souza, Cultural Secretary  introduced the judges and explained the rules of the competions. Riana Pinto, Joint Secretary emceed the program.

Eminent musicians Norbert Pereira, Rupesh D’Souza, Joyce Mascarenhas and Priya D’Souza, were the judges for this competition..

Mangalore Cricket Club takes this opportunity to thank the participants, supporters and the judges without whom the event would not have been possible.





9 – 12 years

First – Joanne Sequeira
Second – Richa Alvares
Third – Andrew Fernandes 


0 – 8 years (female)

First – Sheena Martis
Second – Christle Pinto/ Nevan D’Souza

9 – 12 years (female)

First – Arolyn Rodrigues
Second – Roslet Castelino
Third – Elreena Pinto

9 – 12 years (male)

First – Royston Tellis

13 – 18 years 

First – Sana Britto 
Second – Beverly D’Souza

19 years and above

Solo (female):

First – Caroline Aranha
Second –  Nina Fernandes
Third – Wilma Pinto

Solo (male):

First –  Rupert Lobo
Second –  Ronald Rodrigues/ Edward Sequeira


First –  Caroline Aranha & Santosh Fernandes
Second – Ronald Rodrigues & Saritha Mendonca

Instrumental (13 to 18 years):

First - Kenrick Fernandes

Second - Elton Fernandes



First – Ronald Rodrigues and group (Laveena Rodrigues, Joyce Alvares, Sunila Lobo, Wilma Pinto, Fredrick D’Souza and Saritha Mendonca)

Second – Lona Pinto and group (Edward Sequeira, Stephen Andrade, Roshini Alvares, Rita Andrade, Joyce Sequeira, Laveena D’Souza)

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