‘Contempo’ Past Bridgetines are bringing the magic of the screen to the stage

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By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe
‘Contempo’ a concert by the past pupils of St. Bridget’s Convent is all set to bring in a one-of-a-kind experience for all music lovers once again.

Seeking to do something different from their production in 2013, ‘Viva La Diva’ which showcased the female powerhouses of song, the choir members were soon providing suggestions of iconic movie music. Thus “Reel Music” was created and is now set to go on the boards on the September 19 and 20 at 7pm.

Headed by Sheranga Perera, the Music Directress for the group, the choir has been busy putting their own spin on much loved songs. The concert, apart from being their second full-length, two-night event, is also a special moment for the members since it will be held at the St. Bridget’s Convent Auditorium. With humble beginnings, ‘Contempo’ has grown from strength to strength and this concert will be a rallying call for school leavers to give back to their alma mater through song.

The evening will showcase a diverse range of movie music spanning from 1939 to 2015 through genres of romance, fantasy, action and drama. Mel Gunasekara, a prolific member of the choir, whose loss was keenly felt throughout the practices, will also be remembered with a special segment.

Milan John, Shalintha Rodrigo and Shehan Wijemanne will showcase their talents on piano, bass and drums respectively to accompany the choristers with enchanting melodies.