Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.
The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were award 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.
For the Western Choir category, Western Music Society of Lady Shri Ram College scored the maximum points in the tally. LSR’s 22 points were followed by the music society of Sri Venkateswara College that scored 14 points. St. Stephen’s College bagged third spot scoring 22 points.
The Winning Society at a glance
Western Music Society, Lady Shri Ram College
LSR WMS’s competitive piece for this year is a medley of two songs, ‘Misty’ by The Real Group and ‘Jailer’ by Asa (self-set arrangement). The theme for this year’s piece is to break through from the signature jazz melodies and move into a more creative space. The piece is a blend of two different styles that we love: intricate jazz harmonies with subtle dynamics and a full-blown choir arrangement of an up-tempo R&B song with an impactful ending. Talking about the secret of success,
Abhilasha Sinha, President (WMS) said, “The only ‘secret’ there probably is is an intensive vocal warm-up and a lot of choir blending and dynamic exercises, and a whole lot of food and selfies. The main reason why WMS is one of the good choirs is because we love singing together on stage, and we perform as one on stage and not separate parts.”
Performing members: Abhilasha Sinha (Conductor), Anna Charenamei, Cindy Z Tlau, Tsungronmenla Imchen, Sparsh Bajpai, Saakshi Varsha Lama, Rhea Mahanta, Bhavya Kulshreshtha, B.Ruth Lalrinawmi, Lentina Longkumer, Lucy T. Vaiphei, Ankita Naik, Megha Lama, Roli Yeptho, Thinley Chodon, R. Lalthansangi, Glory Salam, Hlingdeikim Changsan, Satwiki Adla and Sharanya S.
Winners Tally: Western Music Society (LSR)
13 fests were included in our analysis for this series. Out of the considered fests, 9 had conducted a competitive Western Choir event. Here is the list of winning performances by WMS (LSR):
Ist Position: Tempest 2015 (Miranda House), Mecca 2015 (Hindu College), Nexus 2015 (Sri Venkateswara College), Reverie 2015 (Gargi College), Ullas 2015 (Kamala Nehru College), Surmanjari (Kirori Mal College) and Rachnotsav (Hans Raj College).
IIIrd position: Montage 2015 (Jesus and Mary College)
(Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)
Apart from the victories mentioned above, WMS also bagged the first position at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi Technical University, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and BITS Pilani.