by Lawrence Vincent
NASHIK, AUG 8, 2017: The Salesian Community of Divyadaan, Nashik dared future generations to dream, despite the odds being stacked against them, by staging a musical 'Boy Choir', a theatre adaptation of a film with the same title, at Divyadaan, Nashik on August 5 and 6.
The musical by Father Jacob Paraparambil, the prefect of studies and Cl Joyston Machado, the brother assistant, centered around a child- a troubled and angry orphan- played by Cleric Soniverus Lygndoh, who ends up at a Boy Choir school after the death of his single mother. Completely out of his element, he then finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master, Anton Carvelle – played by Cleric Arun Mendonca - who recognises a unique talent in the young boy and pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Father Robert Pen, the Rector, had at the onset of the programme, encouraged the audience to dream, just as Don Bosco made his dream come true with the help of Divine Providence. The Divyadaan band also played the musical piece of a popular song, 'Shape of You' and stirred the listeners with their melody.
"The musical is well suited for the present times, especially for us youngsters to keep going with our dreams and to make it happen," Kaitan Lobo, a college-going youth said. Father Paramparambil, the director added, "The musical has met its purpose of presenting the Salesian elements of accompaniment and loving kindness and encouraging the youngsters to follow their dream."