The music of the Christmas season has been in the air around St Thomas Catherdal in San Thome in recent days.
First, the church hosted a ecumenical Christmas carol singing event at a hall in this campus. Choirs from ten churches of different Christian denominations performed here.
On Sunday last, after the evening Holy Mass, the seven choirs of the cathedral – the four English choirs and three Tamil choirs, took turns to present carols and Christmas songs in the church.
And from Monday, every evening, 7 p.m. onwards, over three days, a small band of singers and musicians will get into a mini van and tour areas in San Thome, where Christians reside and sing a carol or two at the street corner, while a volunteer acting as Santa Claus, moves among the onlookers to greet them.
- Photo: Xavier Augustine