Monsoon Musings 2018

Monsoon Musings - A Platform for Young Budding Talents


A report by the STAY United Youth Community, Kamraj Nagar

Our hearts swell with gratitude to the Greatest Musician of All Times-our Lord God-for the resounding success of Monsoon Musings - an evening of music- held on 25th August, Saturday, at Holy Family Parish Hall, Chembur. 


It was organized by the STAY United (St Anthony's Youth United) NYG, Kamraj Nagar of our parish. 


This event was designed with the following specific goals in mind: 

- to boost our young talents and appreciate them

- to revive the charm of good music 

- to treat serious music lovers to some fine, original music 


The budding talents from all three parishes of Chembur - Holy Family, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, and St Sebastian's won many hearts. The hall packed with music lovers were treated to brilliant piano recitals by school-going children, namely, Aashna Fernandes, Adrian Menezes, Alisha Almeida, Arnold Almeida, Chanel Farias, Gilchrist D'Souza, Joanna Bara, Joshua Lewis, Malvika Kasturirangan, Michelle Rodrigues, and college students-Neville Roydon, and Sophia D'Souza. Salut d'Amour by Edward Elgar, Solfeggietto by CPE Bach, Symphony No. 29 in A Major: Allegro moderato by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Cucaracha, Pink Panther, Malagueña, and As the deer were some of the piano pieces presented. The sublime rendition of Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini was a special tribute to our Late Fr Ashlyn Fonseca whose one-year-death anniversary we were observing on that day. The glorious soprano arias by Renée Philip and Rupa Pimenta accompanied by Dionne Gonsalves Moraes on the clavinet, a blue-eyed soul singing by Joel D'Souza and Alister Almeida, vocal recitals by Edwiz Davidson, Lavita D'Souza, and Adeline D'Souza, and a heartwarming violin étude by a 10-year-old Josh were some of the other captivating segments of the event. It was a much-deserved break from the usual cacophony and clamor of the world and balm to many wearied ears.



Thanks to Fr Leon Mascarenhas, Fr Vernon Aguiar, the chief guest-Mr Richard Pinto-the ex-choir conductor who relentlessly worked hard and contributed to sacred music in the parish, STAY United youth community, the wonderful performers and their supportive parents, Rohan Fernandes for the projector, Jancy Dharmaraj for her soulful anchoring, and the Holy Family High School management for the required permissions.


Our Sponsors

Roseline Concepts for the presents and flowers for the performers, ELD for lights, for sound, and a well-wisher for refreshments.

St Cecila, the patroness of all musicians, pray for us!

Viva Chembur!