The Saints are once again marching towards another entertaining and enjoyable evening of music and songs of yesteryear that you will all remember.
Aptly titled “Try to Remember” to be held at the Lionel Wendt on Sunday 6th November at 7 pm, the concert promises to be another one of their show stoppers, which we have come to expect from the Saints with their easy and very listenable vocals and vibrant harmony.
The Saints rendition of the sacred song ‘He Touched Me’ first performed by the Gaither Vocal band in 1963 is a classic with a perfect blending of mature voices that brings out the real meaning of the lyrics of this beautiful hymn, with the versatile Keny praising the Lord with his vibrant voice in his solo part.
It’s not only the sacred or devotional songs that the Saints would be performing but an entire new repertoire of songs which include many popular hits of yesteryear, together with a segment that includes Sinhala favourites and a rousing sing-along session, which has become so popular with audiences, consisting of a fantastic selection of Elvis Presley best sellers that sounds almost like a hit parade of the past.
Be pleasantly surprised by the cool blowing of ex-Spitfire Nalake Fernando, making a comeback on trumpet, as the Saints perform a splendid version of Andre Bocelli’s ‘More’, whilst two of their more accomplished musicians Russell Gomesz and Suren Abeysekera would showcase their talents with a captivating version of Josh Groban’s hit ‘Try to Remember’ which in fact is the concert title.
Also on the cards is an excellent version of ‘Halleluiah’ performed by the quartet of Russell, Priyanke, Carlo and Beverly that displays the depth of talent in their ranks, whilst Allan and Gladwyn enhance the Sinhala songs segment by performing their solo part to perfection.
This time too, the Saints have been trained and fine- tuned by stalwarts Suren Abeysekera and Priyanke Perera with Graeme, Placi and the lanky Kanishka adding lustre to their line-up
The Saints will once again be accompanied by the accomplished Dayadhree Jayasuriya De Silva on piano, the very talented Revel Crake on lead guitar with the young and gifted Marlon Perera on acoustic guitar, the evergreen Basil Paiva on bass and of course the maestro Christo Prins on drums & percussion.
The Saints have always come up with something new and engaging at each of their concerts and this year too will be no exception and we could look forward to another exhilarating and delightful evening of music and songs to put you in the right mood.
Tickets priced at Rs.3,000, 2,000, 1,000 and balcony Rs 500 are available at the Lionel Wendt and online. All proceeds will be directed to the Sinha Salsevana children’s home, managed by the Lions Club of Colombo Somerset, District 306 B2.