Many voices, one stage

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Many voices, one stage

Tunes from across the world rocked the stage at the ‘Resonance 2017’, an event by Toccata Musical Productions, UK, that was held at Ambedkar Bhavan recently.

The programme, which was ideated by Sunil Paulraj, was conducted by Colin Scott. It was held in aid of Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysuru.

Energy at its best could be seen at the show where young and mature voices entertained the audience.

Musical tracks from varied genres, solo and group acts and artistes from across the world performed songs by ‘The Eagles’, ‘Abba’, Queen, Elton John and Michael Jackson.

From the moment the crowd was asked to mute their mobile phones to the grand finale, the show witnessed an enthusiastic crowd and an overpowering performance.

Some of the tracks were also accompanied by the energetic performances of the Lourd Vijay Dance Studio.

The performance by artistes from Toccata Musical Productions, UK and young musicians from the ‘Bangalore Children’s Chorus’, also included some interactive numbers. The audience were invited to join in and shake a leg.

One of the highlights of the show was the heart-touching renditions by guest
artiste Frank Koine from Kenya.
His style which was deeply influenced by gospel music moved many a heart. Songs like ‘Heal The World’ and ‘Malaika’,  were given a unique twist as the crowd clapped and asked for more.
The audience comprised people from all age groups. Samantha Ark, a fashion designer, who was from Scotland, said that it was interesting to see people of all ages in the audience.

“This clearly shows how different the music loving crowd of Bengaluru is,” she added.

The surprise element of the show was the Bollywood number ‘Dilbar mere kab tak mujhe’, which was sung by the group.

“It was really surprising to hear the international artistes singing the Hindi number with so much pride and enthusiasm. A lot of us from the audience including me joined in rendition,” said Rithika K, a student who came with her family to watch the show.

Sagarika Clement, a music teacher, who came with daughter Aishwarya, said that she was glad to see classics and popular songs being presented.

 “The event clearly showcased the amount of practice and dedication that has gone behind the whole format. Everything about the event, including the heart-touching music to the bright smiling faces of the young artistes, will stay in our memory for a long while.”

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