Show Name: “Don’t stop me now!” – a collection of retro hits in harmony
Director: Dr Maya Mascarenhas
Choreography: Judith Roby Bidapa
In aid of: Bethany Special School
Dates: Wed 22 August &Thurs 23 August – 5pm & 7.30 pm shows
at Alliance Francaise, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore
Sat 25, August & Sun 26 Aug – 5 pm & 7 pm shows
at Bethany High , Koramangala
Donor Passes: Rs. 500/- for Alliance Francaise Shows
Rs. 500/- and Rs. 200/- for Bethany High Shows
Ticket Sales: Only through Andrea 9845081634 or Peggy 9845061395
After enthralling audiences with eight packed shows in 2017 at Big Bang 100, Bangalore Children’s
Chorus is back by popular demand. A musical extravaganza, directed by Dr Maya Mascarenhas and
choreographed by Judy Roby Bidapa, is set to be staged in August for eight fun-filled shows.
Many of us have grown up listening to memorable songs from iconic musicians of the 90s. Their
foot-tapping tunes, memorable lyrics and magnetic personalities never seem to fade. To celebrate
that musical legacy, Bangalore Children’s Chorus (BCC) will perform songs their parents grew up
with: Queen, Michael Jackson, Abba, Beatles, CSNY, Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Whitney
What’s a show without song and dance! BCC knows that very well and is practicing hard to transport
you into the captivating world that each song evokes, through full choral numbers, duets, and small
group performances. An equally talented live band will accompany the singers for all four shows.
THE PERFORMERS: Bangalore Children’s Chorus (BCC)
“The idea of starting BCC came from my experience that children, given an opportunity, can shine
and make a difference, not only in their lives, but in the lives of those around them”, admits Dr Maya
Mascarenhas, the Chief Inspiration Officer of BCC. To give talented young children early exposure to
singing together, and showcase their talent to Bangalore, Maya resolved to make this choir happen.
BCC started in August 2015 with over 60 children, ranging from 5 ½ – 17 years old, coming to practice
from literally all corners of Bangalore.
The choir first publicly performed after a 6-month course which focused on singing styles, voice
lessons, choral singing, choreography and show choir singing. Since then, BCC has grown to a
strength of 75 children. The kids have performed at several choral concerts, the Bangalore
International Airport during Christmas, and at orphanages and old age homes, more recently.
Of course, learning to sing is the primary objective of BCC. But perhaps its more significant and
enduring vision, is to show the children how rewarding it is when you give your talent to a cause.
While the kids learn to work as a team, find confidence on stage, communicate emotion to an
audience, and make a bunch of great friends in the bargain, Maya makes sure their music is always
making a difference to someone. “I believe, my kids have become better, richer individuals for that”.