A Church Choir is an integral part of the Worship Service as per the tradition of the Church of South India. It requires a lot of commitment to be a trained singer in the Choir. The Dubai CSI Parish Choir has been imparting vigorous training to the Choristers at the highest levels of standard.
The Dubai CSI Parish Choir had its humble beginnings in the year 1975 with a group of male voices, mainly leading the congregation in singing during the weekly worship. Over the years it has grown in strength and talent under the leadership of three choir masters and the dedication of its members.
The first choir master, Mr. J.E. Mathew trained up the choir till 2006, followed by Mr. Mathew Philip who then served as choir master till 2012. The current 70-member choir is now functioning under the leadership of the Choir Master Mr. Juby Abraham, Assistant Choir Master Mr. Jino Mathew, and Church Organist Mr. Pratish Pothen. The Junior Choir functions as part of the Dubai CSI Parish Choir to foster singing and musical skills in children from the age of 8.
Our Choristers meet every week for practices under the guidance of the Choir Master and Assistant Choir Master. The main function of the Choir is to facilitate singing in the Sunday worship Service. The Christmas Carol Service is the annual event of the Choir which attracts a large audience from both inside the parish and from neighboring parishes.
Every year, Choir week is observed with the Choir members leading various parts of the Friday Worship Service. During this service the Choir members are rededicated, and new members are inducted to the Church choir
The Dubai CSI Parish Choir also participates actively in the Annual UAE CSI Choir Festival with the choristers of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Jebel Ali choirs unite for an evening of choral renditions, which is an event to also promote music-related projects of the Chorister’s Association.
A monthly Prayer Fellowship is conducted for the spiritual nourishment of the choir members. The Choir also takes part in the Annual Convention and the Harvest Festival activities.
The Annual get-together of Choir members and their families is a great opportunity to thank God for the blessings received as a Team. Also, the Dubai CSI Parish Choir has been instrumental in supporting the Choristers Association and various other missions and charities from time to time.
Regular Meeting Timings
|Every Saturday 7:30 Pm
|Junior Choir Practice
|Every Thursday 8:00 Pm
|Rev. Raju Jacob
|Mr. Juby Abraham
|Assistant Choir Master
|Mr. Jino Mathew Joy
|Mr. Pratish Alex Pothen
|Mr. Anil Idicula Mathew
|Mr. Sunish K. Simon
|Mr. Jacob Mani
|Other Committee Members
|Mr. Anish George
Mr. Bright Ninan
Mrs. Mariamma Thomas
|Church Committee Representative
|Mr. Jino Mathew Joy