Thursday, 6 July 2017
Venue: Peel Hall, The Crescent, The University of Salford, M5 4WU
Time: 7pm | Tickets: £10
For further details & book your tickets please contact BVG: The Indian Choir of England
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07973 306 125
Creative, innovative and experimental, Gandharva Choir has presented hundreds of striking performances of Indian choral music in India and abroad over the last four decades. Founded in 1972 under the leadership of Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya, Gandharva Choir is presently conducted by Pandit Madhup Mudgal.
Gandharva Choir has successfully experimented with classical and folk styles of music. It not only specializes in difficult classical forms such as Dhrupad, Dhamar, Varnam, Kriti and Tarana, but is equally adept at patriotic, devotional and folk forms. Its extensive repertoire includes hymns from the ancient Vedas, compositions in the Hindustani as well as Carnatic styles of music, Rabindra Sangeet and modern experimental works involving the use of harmony.
In 1972, Gandharva Choir represented India at the Third International Choral Festival held in the United States under the auspices of the Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts in New York City. As part of the festival, the Choir gave performances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and at several American Universities. Gandharva Choir also participated in the International Choral Festivals held in Philippines in 1981, and Hungary & Poland in 1984.
Gandharva Choir performs regularly at various prestigious Government functions, as well as for the Doordarshan (the National TV channel of India), and All India Radio. It has been featured in various festivals all over the country.