The annual ‘Festival Of Choirs’ organised by the Ceylon Bible Society took place recently at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour in Colombo.
Several schools and churches took part in the festival with popular vocalist Ishan De Lanerolle and Mrs. De Lanerolle the chief guest.
The opening prayer for the festival was delivered by Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot, the Apostolic Nuncio in Sri Lanka.
The Wesley Primary Branch College from Katunayake, the People’s Church Narahempita, the Christian Fellowship Centre, Carey College Colombo, the International Church of Christ, the King of Kings Church Kottawa, St. Mathias Church Laxapathiya and Bishop’s College Colombo performed at the festival.
Young Nishelle Keshia Gnanasundaram, winner of the primary category at the ‘Light of the World’ speech contest 2016 read the bible.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the Ceylon Bible Society Mrs. Lakshani Fernando presented the ‘Bible Story Room’ Children’s DVD at the festival.
(Pictures by Easwaran Rutnam)
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