Siliguri: A premier Catholic faculty in North Bengal staged an bold musical efficiency marking its golden jubilee with two-day open air mega occasion by 1,200 kids educating and studying from animal kingdom.
Some 12,000 individuals together with faculty kids and their guardians, in addition to college students and college members from Siliguri participated in each reveals staged by Don Bosco School Siliguri.
The musical ‘The Lion King’ stage manufacturing with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a e book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, with extra music and lyrics by Lebo M and others relies on the 1994 Walt Disney Animation Studios’ movie of the identical identify.
In the golden jubilee efficiency of the favored musical adaptation, a complete of 1,200 college students come on stage with 19 college students of courses 6 to 12 taking part in lead roles, amongst them are 8 soloists. They are supported by 600 plus dancers consisting of assorted animals, bugs, grasses and vegetation; and 500 robust choir backed by an ensemble of 70 member scholar orchestra.
“The Lion King talks about our interconnectedness and the fragile stability between us and mom earth,” says Rector and Principal of Don Bosco School Siliguri Fr VC Jose, himself an acclaimed musician.
Fr Jose says, “It was our experiment over previous six months to combat post-Covid lethargy amongst college students by motivating them to workforce work with a difficult and impressive venture.”
A senior educationist of North Bengal, In his introductory speech Fr Jose requested mother and father to be the judges of the results of the experiment by the college.
Emphasizing alternative of the musical Fr Jose provides, “The musical talks about values of household bonds; joint duty for future generations; going through adversarial realities, and never shirking away from our duties towards society.”
In home Music Director and alumnus of the college Mr. John Paul provides, “We discovered this theme most apt to show kids the worth of dwelling in concord, respecting and defending God’s lovely creation entrusted to people.”
The musical occurs on a stage 80 toes lengthy and 60 toes vast, with 48 lead vocalists and help choir with 6 totally different voices particularly: 1 a part of Sopranos; 2 components of Altos; 2 components of Tenors, and 1 a part of Bass.
The props and units had been made by artists from National School of Drama: Sagnik Ckaraborty (Bangalore) and Pratik Jadhav (Mumbai).
Mr. Gopal Dalami (Auroville, Tamil Nadu) assisted by two native choreographers Ashsh Das and Ajay Routh coordinated choreography.
Acting was directed by Sayan Chakraborty, school of National School of Drama.
Masks and different props had been made underneath the route of Jadumani Singh, senior school of Sangeet Natya Academy, Imphal and his 5 assistants from Northeast India.
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