Sinlung /
21 June 2012

Shillong Chamber Choir: Bringing Northeast India To The World

There are many niches in the music industry today that are being quickly discovered and filled in. A Hindustani orchestra playing Mozart, a sitar in a Jazz Festival, bhangra at the discos, an east meets west, north meets south, India meets the world flavour is being explored.

But the traditional norm of western choral singing meeting with the vibes of Bollywood hits like ‘Kabhi Aar Kabhi Par’, and making it on the main stage is something fresh and zingy with a portion of Desi.

A choir making Bollywood hits their own and much more; the Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) Concert is a multi-cuisine treat with specialties from home and the world. Such included as German Opera in Hindi, G.F. Handel mixed with some ‘Tu Ashqui Hai’, the power of the rock band Queen and subtleties of Gregorian chants.

Then comes Khasi folk opera, Tamil classics, Assamese patriotic, Latin traditional, Punjabi beats, Naga elements and Malayalam treats. With so many more ways to approach and please a growing audience, the Shillong Chamber Choir is always willing to learn, to teach and be taught.

Like the mentor and founder of the choir, Neil Nongkynrih says, “Whether singing for one person or for thousands, always do it wholeheartedly and with passion’’.

JuThere are great projects that the choir is looking forward to in 2012, and bringing the North East and India to the world is but one of their goals.

Source: nagaland post


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