Fr Amandio Valadares, parish priest of Holy Spirit Church, Margao, welcomed Vakhann’nni, the choir with their sacred music concert, which was held in honour of His Eminence Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrao, who was present among other priests at Holy Spirit Church, Margao. The motive behind this concert is to praise and thank God for the gift of Cardinal Ferrao in the Archdiocese of Goa for the first time in history after 456 years. The concert was organised by the parishioners of Holy Spirit Church, Margao.
The Vakhann’nni group consists of not only the parishioners of Holy Spirit but also from various neighbouring and far villages from North Goa and South Goa. The repertoire consisted of Sanctus in C Major by J S Bach, Gloria K-317 W A Mozart and also music by Fr Romeo Monteiro, Fr Matthew Rebello, Fr Bernardo Cota, Fr Camilo Xavier Barreto, Thomas Aquino Sequiera and Fr Simon D’ Cunha. The Vakhann’nni group consists of 70 singers and also a children’s choir which consists of 70 children and 64 musicians. The orchestra and the choir was conducted by Fr Simon Mathew D’ Cunha, who is the ex-music professor of Rachol Seminary and conductor of Santa Cecilia Choir. This event was managed and coordinated by the Borda parishioners under the guidance of Fr Jovial Fernandes