“Music fills the infinite between two souls”: Tagore
There was a person who devoted his life to music and art, the light behind us, Fr Abel, We devote everything belong us, to Abelachan. Art doesn’t have any boundaries. Father is a person who knows that. We learned everything from him. Still he is being lived with us by the principles he taught, by the ways he had shown. Just like Jesus Christ has come for the whole humanity, it appears in true sense Father was also for everybody irrespective of any caste, creed or religion, which was his beauty.
SOBY GEORGE- The man who leading Fr. Abel's Kalabhavan orchestra now , was born to Late Khora George and Mrs. Chinnamma George of Kakkanattu family in Nellimattom. He has been kick-started his artistic career through his parish church choir, after learning Tabala from the veteran Tabalist Mr. Babu Uriliyanikkal. It was late Fr. Joseph Kakkuzhy and the teacher Sr. Payus SD, who has inspired him.
For Soby it was the turning point in his life at his 14 years, when he started associating with Fr.Abel of Kalabhavan
Kochi. Like a shadow doesn't leave its object, Soby had been a stalwart supporter of Fr. Abel until died in 2001.Hence forth, Soby has been shouldering the responsibility through. His involvement with Kalabhavan as their Director Board Member, Life Member, Recordist, Sound Engineer, Programme Manager, Programme Director and remarkably enough,20 years of undisputed exposure as a co- ordinator for Ganamel- Mimix group have given him enough courage to start of Fr. Abel's Kalabhavan.
Its ought to mention like of his vast experience with lot of artists in various part of India, besides more than in 40 countries all over the world. Outstandingly enough , he has to his credit the sound he controlled many Malayalam film songs, much more than 3000 audio cassettes besides 5000 thousands of various other platform as well. This experiences Soby had in life will definitely be a breakthrough in molding up Fr. Abel's Kalabhavan to the crescendo which will help the rural inhabitance to enjoy its benefits, perhaps equally with rather more than the others in urban or suburbs.