Thumbs up for the second edition of Seychelles Christmas with the Stars
A huge crowd flooded the grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on La Digue for the 2014 edition of the Christmas with the Stars festive season show.
A huge crowd flooded the grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on La Digue for the 2014 edition of the Christmas with the Stars festive season show. La Digue is the third most populated island of the Seychelles, and the Diguois and tourists alike came out in force for this second edition of the Christmas with the Stars concert.
Back by popular demand, the 2014 Christmas with the Stars is staged by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with St. Mary’s Church Committee. The show succeeded in bringing together a good fusion of professional, amateur, and young talents who have the potential to grow and eventually become the island’s next generations of shooting stars. The concert opened with the Children’s Choir from St. Mary’s Church who captivated their audience with Christmas songs.
Their sweet voices echoed on the grounds of St. Mary’s Church and brought the magic of Christmas to La Digue island. The Children’s Choir of St. Mary’s Church paved the way for the St. Mary’s Adult Choir, National Choir, Culture Department Choir, and the much-awaited Danielle Denis and Christina Alexis (the “Sesel I anan Talan”) singing stars.
The people of La Digue who watched the performance were amazed, especially with the voice of Danielle Denis. Seychelles still remembers Danielle who won big in Seychelles talent show “Sesel I anan Talan” in 2012 and outsmarted the finalists with her interpretation of a Andrea Bocelli’s song. She brought the same magic at the St. Mary’s Church as she did in 2012, when she gave her first performance to the people of Seychelles.
Marcel Rosalie, Director General for Culture, who worked closely with St. Mary’s Church Committee in staging of Christmas with the Stars, said the turnout was promising, and PS Benjamine Rose, the PS for Culture in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture who worked with Rev. Fr. Francis of the St. Mary’s La Digue Church said that she was happy having to have brought this family event to La Digue.
“We planned the event, because we wanted to bring something new for La Digue during the festive season. We shall continue to work with the local community leaders in order to deliver for the population. Next year, we would like to do the same for Praslin,” said PS Benjamine Rose, as she thanked Jimmy Savy, the CEO of the National Arts Council (NAC), for managing the event on La Digue.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .