Sophia School clears global exam in choir music

The school’s choir comprising 46 students, under the able guidance of Abishek Gnanaraj, has successfully cleared the advanced level choral exam conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRS) recently.

Singing their way to success, the students of the Bengaluru-based Sophia High School have achieved a rare feat drawing international acclaim.

The school’s choir comprising 46 students, under the able guidance of Abishek Gnanaraj, has successfully cleared the advanced level choral exam conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRS) recently.

The choir, according to the school authorities, has been training since January 2018. They showcased four pieces (one acapella and three pieces with piano accompaniment) inspired by musicians like Franz Schubert and conductor Benjamin Zander. 

“The selection of the pieces itself was challenging considering the complexity. While initially, we focused on making the students comfortable with their vocal range, gradually we trained for the exam,” said Abishek.

“The students worked tirelessly and the choir had a wonderful opportunity to have a master class with Jonas Olsson, head of the department, Bangalore school of music who gave them tips and taught them skills required to be better musicians,” Sr Alpana, the principal of the school told DH.

Sim Pereira, a member of the choir said, “I am proud of the achievement and it has been a wonderful journey experiencing the power of music amongst us even though there is a lot more to learn.”

“The Choir made me see life through music. I never thought in a million dreams that I could even do something this phenomenal,” Aishwarya Naidu, another member of the choir added. 

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