Chandigarh December 25th: The grand opening of weeklong “New Year extravaganza” celebrations from December 25th to 31st, 2012 at Sector 17 Plaza opened today with lots of colourful celebrations, Music and dance. Being Christmas today, the crowd had thronged to be a part of this one week merriment, organized by the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Adminstration CITCO and Business promotion Council .
The Rock Band titled “Sounds of Heaven” gave a wonderful performance and thrilled the audience with its music. Kheindorr and Randeep Mathews, vocalist of the band enthralled the audience with Christmas carols. Gaurav Sharma on guitar, Bansiew Dorr on drums, Arshdeeop Mathews on Key Boards, pulled the crowd. The echo of the band filled the air with music .The children had a gala time in the evening, Santa Claus distributed sweets among kids. A huge X mass tree was flocked by small tiny tots.Sounds of Heaven is a Church based Christian Band formed by Pastor Randeep Mathews in the year 2007.
The band performed english rock numbers like I am free, Breakfree and My future decided followed by Hindi Rock songs like Yeshu tera naam, Hallelujah and Deewane Hum. Sounds of Heaven also sang self composed songs .All songs are very inspiring and were special to the band like Change the World, Romans, It’s you I seek and Feel Good.The band will also sing Christmas Carols and spread the joy around with songs like Joy to the world, Merry Xmas and Jingle Bells.
The band has performed in various international festivals and has been appreciated for their passion for spreading the message of Hope and Love. The purpose of this band and the vision was to spread message of Peace,Love,Unity and Patriotism on Christmas
The celebrations commenced on the Christmas Day had the festivities supported by Business Promotion Council Sector 17. The Sector 17 Plaza was illuminated with electric stars, trees were decorated, showrooms had special Christmas and New Year decorations, special 30 feet tall Christmas tree was be erected in the shopping Plaza and whereas Santa Claus distributed sweets amongst kids. On 26th December, there will be performance by a renowned band The Local Train followed by comedian performance by Bhotu Shah at 6 pm at the Plaza Sector 17.