Iconic traditions for the Christmas season begins with Soul Sounds and Voice Print at MLH

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Exceptional amidst traditional entertainment is an iconic tradition in the Mount Lavinia Hotel and one of the defining characteristics of the MLH known to be one of the oldest and most important surviving colonial buildings in Sri Lanka. As a Governor’s Residence it formed the heart of where much entertainment and conviviality was celebrated by the former British Governors and their guests and thus it is not surprising that the same spirit is enjoyed by the many guests and travellers this Christmas season at the hotel. Ranked with some of the most renowned choirs in the world, SOUL SOUNDS a much loved all girls who have enthralled many an audience both in Sri Lanka and abroad will team up with VOICE PRINT, a choral musical ensemble or very much known to be an all male acapella choir consisting of past choristers of St Benedicts College who will ring in the seasonal cheer on 26th Nov 2010, with the evening beginning with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and followed by an evening of soulful voices at the Sky Shack, for LKR1500/-nett(includes the show and an assortment of seasonal delicacies and Gluh Wine).

The iconic traditions begin with the choirs and will ignite further towards the end of the night with Chef Indika sprucing up the hotel with his specialties for the American Thanksgiving spread, which happens at the Governor’s Restaurant on the 25th Nov 2010.

Then from 1st to 24th Dec – Christmas around the world will be the journey to experience at the Governor’s Restaurant: each night dedicated to the countries that celebrate Christmas. 13th Dec – St Lucia’s Day will be lit with SOUL SOUNDS, 26th Dec – the Gospel Jazz Sunday Brunch will also showcase their Games repertoires that brought them fame at the Choir Games. 4th and 11th Dec – VOICE PRINT will showcase their acapella versions at the Terrace. And all the Christmas splendours for eve and Christmas Day amongst a spread of Scandinavian and European traditions, will be showcased by our European food specialist Chef Mats

Soul Sounds choir won two silver medals at the 4th World Choir Games 2006. The medals were based on the points awarded by an international jury, in the Gospel & Spiritual and Scenic Folklore categories. At the 5th Games in Graz, Austria, in July 2008, Soul Sounds were delighted to surpass their previous performance winning three Golds, in the all three categories, Gospel and Spiritual Open, Open Popular Choral Music and Open Folklore in which they participated.

VOICE PRINT are a much sought after acapella group, and perform with a beat-boxer as well. They have also recorded tracks with numerous local artistes, doing acapella versions of some of these artistes’ popular songs. In addition, they have also re-recorded their own version of various popular songs which have received considerable airplay on Sri Lankan English radio. The unique feature of the choir is the complicated 9 part arrangements which they work into their TTBB selections. All parts and music are composed and arranged by the two immensely talented music directors of the choir. The ten-member choir, fresh from their success at the World Choir Games (WCG) 2010 where they picked up a silver medal in the Pop category and a bronze in the Gospel category will showcase seasonal repertoires and maybe a few of their Games repertoires so that the local audience can have the pleasure of seeing them perform the songs that helped them hit the headlines.

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