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 Christmas concert was our biggest one yet, with over 130 performers including 100 children in choir and orchestra. Our Facebook page has lots of photos. Do watch this short video put together for us by noted documentary maker Jayesh Akhargekar. Merry Christmas from all of us at Child’s Play
“Start every day with a song; add a smile and it won’t be long ’til people around you are singing and smiling along, smiling along.” (Elizabeth Gilpatrick, “Start Every Day with a Song”)
This is the text to the first song I have been teaching all my children – it
We were delighted and honoured to have internationally-acclaimed soprano Patricia Rozario visit our children at Hamara School on 29 July, to hear our fledgling choir.
It’s an initiative that is barely a few weeks old, and we are grateful to the indefatigable Jean Kalgutkar for giving us her time,