Hello! My name is Claire Hughes and I’m the new choral director here with Child’s Play India Foundation. I’m originally from the UK, but have now been living here in Goa for a month. Since I’ve started working with the charity, we have established regular rehearsals with children at Hamara
Our 4th Annual Christmas Concert features traditional Christmas music which are always fun and appreciated by the audience. This year, we’re also showcasing some special developments. For the first time, our concert will not have one of our teachers as the concert-master, but it will be led by two
Our Monsoon concert 2017 was a success with over 45 children and teachers participating. The children played ensemble music, solos and duets, which were hugely appreciated by the audience. Here are some images from the concert. More to come!
So proud of our kids! You can watch and hear them in this video of the INK talks event in Goa in September 2016.
We are delighted that our first project was a partnership with ‘Hamara School’, an educational institution for underprivileged children in Goa.
The school is an informal teaching institution and takes care of 80+ children of construction workers, migrants and other low-income families by overseeing their educational and other needs. Most
In 2015, our children’s orchestra made its debut. With over 60 children playing violin, viola, cello and flute, the orchestra is a wonderful (and rare) opportunity for children to experience the joy of making music together.
In 2013, we launched Camerata Child’s Play, our chamber ensemble made up of young local musicians and advanced children of Child’s Play. Since April 2013, Camerata has performed over 16 concerts including at the prestigious Monte Music Festival in Goa.
* Recorder/Flute lessons with Mitsuko Trust, a charity that educates children about their rights (since June 2012). This project has currently concluded.
* Our recorder project for over 80 children at Auxilium school, Caranzalem has now concluded.
* Violin and Viola lessons at Auxilium school, Caranzalem (June 2014)
* Violin lessons at Auxilium school, Aldona for around 45 children began in January 2013. It is temporarily on hold since April 2015 as we don’t have a teacher at the moment for that location.