‘Choro Benedicte’ – Launches their first ever recorded covers album (CD)

From: Darrel Ludowyke
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:57 PM

Dear Friends,

I did listen to this Album (CD) done by the Choro Benedicte, and it is fabulous. It is really remarkable to note that quality of this 100% acappella hits and I am really proud that the Choro Benedicte were able to come out with a quality product for the very first time.

I presume that we all should be proud of this great Benedictine production, and should take this opportunity by grabbing a copy of this Album before they are sold-out.

Also await their Christmas Album!

Rgds,
Darrel

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Dear Friends,
The ‘Choro Benedicte’ are proud to announce the launch of their first ever recorded covers album (CD) titled “Gradus Unus” – “The First Step”. This unique album PROBABLY is the first ever 100% a cappella album to be produced in Sri Lanka. The album features 10 cover songs from popular artists such as Madonna, Sting & the Police, U2, Rascal Flats, Imogen Heap, Queen, One Direction, The Beach Boys and Billy Joel. All song arrangements were recorded using vocals only and no other instrument.
Each Album CD is priced at SL Rs. 500/-, and SL Rs. 100/- from the sale of each CD will be donate to St. Benedict’s College. This particular sale will be managed and coordinated by the OBU Council of Management Colombo. We request all students, staff, old boys, support bodies, Overseas Branches of the OBU, well-wishers and family to purchase this album, in order to create an awareness of pure Benedictine talent, commitment and loyalty.
Those who wish to purchase a copy of this great CD, or place an order, are kindly requested to contact the following.
Mr. Darrel Ludowyke – General Secretary SBC – OBU (Mob: 0777-414567) – Email: darrel@starlanka.lk
Mr. Krishan Rodrigo – ‘Choro Benedicte’ ( Mob: 0718-721267, 0777-884482) – Email: krishan.rodrigo@yahoo.com  or krishanr@vfsglobal.com
Kind Rgds,
Darrel Ludowyke
‘Choro Benedicte’ – 100% a cappella
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‘Choro Benedicte’ – 100% a cappella
‘Choro Benedicte’ is an all-male choral group consisting of a group of singers who specialize in a cappella, close harmony and vocal duplication singing. The brand name “Choro Benedicte” has been around for quite some time, and owes it to legendary trainers such as Robert Joseph, Ken Jansen, Kalasurie Lylie Godridge & Francis De Almeida. Productions of this vocal power house were ‘The Unfinished Symphony’, ‘Memories’,
‘Harmony’, ‘Festival of Songs’ and ‘Harmonic Progression I & II’, while ‘Shades of Sound’, ‘Song Shine’, ‘Vochestra’ are a few productions in which Choro Benedicte was featured in.
Choro Benedicte’ is now directed by Krishan Rodrigo and Dave De Visser, who has moulded together an outfit that will delight audiences with their special brand of musical renditions.
While not losing touch with the classics and Sinhalese evergreens, one sees more contemporary songs being included in our repertoires. We are proud to announce the launch of our first ever recorded covers album titled “Gradus Unus” – “The First Step”. This unique album PROBABLY is the first ever 100% a cappella album to be produced in Sri Lanka. The album will feature 10 cover songs from popular artists such as Madonna, Sting & the Police, U2, Rascal Flats, Imogen Heap, Queen, One Direction, The Beach Boys and Billy Joel. All song arrangements were recorded using vocals only and no other instrument.
‘Choro Benedicte’ formerly known as the ‘Old Bens Chorale’ still consists only of past choristers of St. Benedict’s College and shows it’s connection to its Alma Mater by featuring the highly acclaimed ‘Choir of St. Benedict’s College’ in the album. The album also features the rare talent of Beat-boxer, Old Ben Rajendra Ronal who flawlessly performs varied selections of drum beats vocally duplicated.
This album is a production that was brought together by the Colombo Music Festival 2012 by collaborating artist ‘Choro Benedicte’ and record label ‘Faith & Hope’.
We have priced each album at 500 LKR, and wish to donate 100 LKR per album sold to St. Benedict’s College. This particular sale will be managed and coordinated by the OBU Council of Management Colombo. We request all students, staff, old boys, support bodies, Overseas Branches of the OBU, well-wishers and family to purchase this album, in order to create an awareness of pure Benedictine talent, commitment and loyalty.
We wish to express that we are in the process of 03 major projects with our record label, and the funds generated from “Gradus Unus” will be in aid of our next project. You will hear of our next project very soon. We expect to express our loyalty and gratitude to our Alma Mater more and more as we grow from strength to strength.
Vocally yours,
Choro Benedicte
(The Old Bens Chorale)

 

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