Women’s concert a big hit
They don’t boast the prowess and the professional aura that the accomplished artistes have. But, even before they held the audience captive with their gigs, the overwhelming crowd that was in attendance to support the cause was reason enough to put many of the the professionals to shame.
As these women burst on the stage, belting out song after song, not only did they prove that they could sing, but that they could do it with the flair of a consummate artiste.
Indeed, since the Women in Concert (WIC) began four years ago, not only have people shown a heartfelt support for the cause that these woman have stood for, but also that they really have made the difference.
Even the downpour did not kill the excitement that’s been attached with the concert that has since its inception been supporting one social cause or the other.
Though the Concert had been scheduled to be held in the lush gardens of Hotel del’Annapurna, the incessant rains played villain, but the spirit of the Women and their fans was not dampened and it was held in the hotel’s Kumari Hall on September 24.
The concert , which had a performances by a formidable lineup of 11 women — professional singers and music lovers — began with a classical aalap based on the raag yaman by 12-year-old prodigy Sujata Varma, who held the audience overwhelmed with her captivating talent. The classical number was followed by performances from the other members of the group.
However, the performances that left a lasting impact on the audience were those by Sapna Thapa with Bad Day, and Preeti Kaur who pierced the audience’s heart with her mesmerising number Without you.
The proceeds from the event will go to Sewa Kendra Leprosy Relief run by Dr Hira M Pradhan.