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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

December 24, 2012

CHRISTMAS EVE AT PRASHANTINILAYAM:

 Prasanthi Christmas reflected the Yuletide spirit  when over 300 choristers from 20 countries joined together singing praise of The Lord as part of International Overseas Choir this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Following the set tradition, the programme commenced with lighting the Christmas Candle, mounted in front of the Mahasamadhi,. International Christmas Committee Coordinator John Behner from the US along with Christmas Decorations Committee Director Tom Lahey took the privilege of lighting the lamp in the Divine Presence.

Choristers, all in white with women in white flower headband, burst into spells of singing following finger 'baton' instructions of the conductor of the show Ms Gisela Sebastian singing a unique 18 hymns in more than an hour. Beginning with a Mangala offering to Lord Ganesha, Mangala Ganesha Mangala Ganesha they continued with Christmas in Prasanthi, O Come, all ye faithful, Go Tell It on the Mountain, What child is this, Pachelbel Christmas Canon, Silent Night...Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard On High, Here we are to worship, We are one in the spirit, Hallelujah To The Lord, Here I am Lord, Sanctus, Joy to the World, Lord make us instruments, You rise me up, Swami we love You winding up with Sarva Rupa Dharam in Bhagawan's Divine voice.

Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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