A Virtual Gospel Concert for COVID Relief, on September 19th, 2021
At no time has The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy rested on its laurels. Their latest virtual concert, ‘In His Time’, on their YouTube channel aims to raise funds for the COVID relief activities of the Centre For Social Action, Mumbai. The concert will feature acclaimed singers from Mumbai and across the world as well as the newly formed Stop-Gaps Global Choral Ensemble and the much loved Stop-Gaps Junior Choral Ensemble.
Among the soloists are Marianne D’cruz Aiman, Asif Ali Beg, Keshia Braganza, Zervaan Bunshah, Gwen Dias, Suzanne D’mello, Sisters DNA, Allegra D’souza (New Zealand), Enrico D’souza (Hongkong), Reverentia and NYZ Music, In His Service (Chennai); and will be compered by Angela Almeida.
“Music has kept us together in these trying times, and we are privileged to have the opportunity to use this platform to raise funds for those less fortunate. I am grateful to all the singers who have so willingly participated in this concert and selflessly given of their time.”, said Alfred J D’Souza, Director of the Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy.
Fr Joseph Gonsalves, Director of the Centre for Social Action said, “This last year has deeply impacted those afflicted by COVID. We will be raising funds for our COVID relief efforts during the show via online donations, and we hope that all our viewers open up their hearts and purse strings generously to support this cause.”
In His Time premiers on Sunday, the 19th of September on the Stop-Gaps YouTube channel - youtube.com/thestopgaps
To support the cause of COVID relief, donate to the Centre for Social Action, visit www.bit.ly/csafundraiser
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About the Centre for Social Action
Centre for Social Action (CSA) is a registered trust (Reg. No. E-17189), established in the year 1997 and is the Office for Social Work and Development of the Archdiocese of Bombay. Centre for Social Action is committed to bringing about holistic development to vulnerable individuals and groups and aims to integrate them into mainstream society. The CSA works to INITIATE, EMPOWER and SUSTAIN Non- violent, Collaborative, and Integral Development processes for vulnerable individuals and groups.
About the Stop-Gaps
The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble has been a trailblazer ever since its inception in Mumbai in 1984. Expanding into the Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy registered in 1991, it has done more than most organizations in promoting the performing arts and supporting several deserving causes including The Widows of Soldiers of Kargil, the Cancer Patients’ Association, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, the Tsunami Relief Fund, St. Vincent the Paul Society, and catering to the needs of migrant workers during the lockdown and contributing to the support of yesteryear musicians in need of help. Visit our website at www.thestopgaps.org
The Stop-Gaps Cultural Academy has provided a platform for budding musicians and choirs to perform on the big stage, particularly at the NCPA in the Festival of Festive Music held every December and the Young Talent Concert Series held in the months of June, July and August. The Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble has represented India at various international choral festivals and competitions and has firmly put the nation on the global stage, winning recognition and accolades from the press and public.
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