MCE Youth Symposium Guest Choir

MCE Youth Symposium Guest Choir

SOUL SOUNDS: Ranked with some of the most renowned choirs in the world, Soul Sounds have enthralled many an audience both in Sri Lanka and abroad with their ability to reach out to the soul with their passionate music. This premier female ensemble, were the first choir in the country to venture into the world of international choral music, and have been truly musical ambassadors to Sri Lanka. Their first win as a choir was at the Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd in Wales back in 2004, where they were first runners up in the Youth Choir Category. They are the only choir to record an international album, in 2004 when they were asked to record a single for a Tsunami project where Soul Sounds, shared the stage with Cliff Richard, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Russell Watson (the famed contemporary tenor), Robin and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, Steve Winwood, Boy George, Chicago and others. Since then, this choir has not merely won gold medals at the World Choir Games, but have been the only choir that has had many concert tours on invitation. To date, they have travelled and performed in India, China, Australia, Kuwait, Austria, France, the USA and Malaysia. They were also asked to sing for Martin Luther King Jnr, during his visit earlier this year. They have also released three choral albums on cd, the latest being in 2013. The choir is directed by well-known musician and pianist Soundarie David Rodrigo, and their Artistic Director is Jerome L de Silva.

For these girls, singing is soul searching. Their goal is to constantly better their standards, while reaching out internationally to appeal to their growing fan base, with the aim of showcasing Sri Lankan talent to the world. This year, the choir celebrates 10 years and have lined up many concert performances both in Sri Lanka and overseas to mark the occasion.

To read more on the group, visit www.soulsounds.org