WeSMA Carol Competition

2014

Chris Alwin James

Had a blast capturing photos (while singing along) at the Western Sydney Malayalee Association Ecumenical Christmas Carol Competition, held at the Redgum Function Centre.

It was a fun night, with awesome performances from different Christian Malayalee groups from all around Sydney. Here are some of the photos from the night.

Note: You can view all the photos, and download full quality images from the Store.

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Everyone was welcomed by Joseph Kalarickal.

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Fr. Mathews began the night with the opening prayer.

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Divya Binoy introduced the judges.

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Dr. Smitha Balu, Dr. Murali Venkataraman, Mr. Ramesh Vijay

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First up, the carolers from the Syro-Malankara Catholic Community, Sydney. :)

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Followed by a solo performance by Aleena.

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The second team to participate were from the St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Sydney

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Fr. Joby spoke about the message of Christmas, and it's significance to us.

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Third team to perform were from the Bethel Marthoma Church, Sydney.

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This was followed by a solo performance by Joju.

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The fourth team to participate were from the St. Mary's Indian Orthodox Church, Sydney

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This was followed by a solo performance by Vimal.

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To change things up on the night of songs, there was an awesome group dance performance.:)

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The fifth team to perform were from the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Community, Campbeltown. Such a cute performance! :)

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Loveena re-told us the story of Christmas. A wonderful job done by a 7 year old! :)

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And the final participants were from the St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community, Wenthworthville.

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The night ended off with a hilarious mimicry performance by Bipin Devasia, supported by James Chacko.

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The judges announced their verdict!

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Second prize went to: St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community Team!

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First prize went to: Bethel Marthoma Church Team :)

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It was a great night!

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas! :D


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