Friday, 25 December 2009

Sounds Easy carols at Heartland Mall

Dates of performances: 18th and 19th December 2009 (Saturday and Sunday).

Sounds Easy was invited by Heartland Mall to add to the Christmas festive cheer with our easy sounds. If you have followed our blog, you probably know that we took a break from caroling in 2007 to focus on building a suite of carols and Christmas favorites, a la Sounds Easy style. Hence, we are very excited to present our music to the public once again.

Our 45 minute Christmas musical menu included medleys of pairs of Christmas carols and evergreens- "Mary's Boy Child" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" ; "Angels we have Heard on High" and "Hard the Herald Angel Sing"; "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "What Child is This?"; "Winter Wonderland" and "Sleigh ride"; "Silver Bells" and "White Christmas"; and "Deck the Hall" and "Feliz Navidad". Of course our programme also comprised arrangements of Yuletide favourites such as "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and "All I want for Christmas is You". All in all, we wanted to pack as many carols as possible so that there is a Christmas song for everyone in Heartland Mall.

As it was a week before Christmas, we could see many people doing their Christmas shopping. Despite being busy with their errands, numerous people popped by and stayed to listen to our music. We could tell that they were attracted to the lush harmonies and the unique rhythmic alterations that we made to the carols that they were so familiar with. Given that, we are indeed heartened by the support they have given to us, even though they probably do not know who we were and where we came from.

We thank Heartland Mall for giving us this wonderful performance opportunity. We also thank our friends and colleagues who have also came by to watch us perform. Sounds Easy would also like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010 ahead! :)

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