The Churches one Foundation 

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This 29th July, the music loving public will be treated to a programme never to be missed at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour. The De Lanerolle Brothers take centre stage – the 2nd time they have accepted the Lord Bishop of Colombo’s invitation to come together to raise funds for the education and empowerment of less fortunate children. 

The last programme had the De Lanerolle Brothers conducting Catholic, Methodist and Anglican School Choirs with Neranjan De Silva at the Organ. This years programme takes a slightly diffferent front to the one previously done as the same school choirs will be augmented by an Orchestra that will be conducted by an Italian national Mr. Battista Pradal together with reputed British Organist Dr Jonathan Clarke from London and our very own Mr. Neranjan De Silva. 

Organist Dr Jonathan Clarke was appointed organ scholar at Trinity College, Oxford in 1996 and graduated with a BA hons in music from Oxford in 1999 and was appointed Head of Organ Studies at Eltham College, London. He has played extensively throughout the UK and Europe as a solo organist Jonathan made the first of his appearances as organist on the BBC’s Songs of Praise in 2002 and has played solo recitals at many Cathedrals including Durham, Salisbury, Westminster Abbey, Dresden, Notre Dame and notable concert venues. 

Italian Conductor Battista Pradal graduated in Composition at the Conservatory of Venice, and in Choral music and Choir conduction at the Conservatory of Udine. 

He studied Orchestral Conducting at the European Academy in Vicenza where he participated in master classes  held by famous teachers as J. Kalmar and D. Renzetti.

In 2015 the composition “Campane”, for soloists, choir and orchestra, commissioned work by German conductor Martin Winkler, was performed in two concerts in Germany, having great success both as audience and critics. Many of his compositions are published by national and international Publishers.

Battista Pradal is the founder and conductor of “In Musica Gaudium,” a choir and orchestra in Oderzo (Italy) formed by students, young musicians and established soloists. 

Entrance tokens for the program on the 29th of July at 7pm are priced Rs 1000/- and are now available at Commons & Park Stret Mews and at the Cathedral office.






The De Lanerolle Brothers are joined by the school Choirs of
Bishop’s College 
Holy Family Convent
Ladies College 
St. Josephs College
S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia 
St. Thomas’ Preparatory School
Trinity College Kandy
Wesley College