Music knows no language

In Harmony

Music knows no language

The best choirs in the City are also invited to participate. This year, the festival is scheduled on August 21 and 22 from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the Dr Ambedkar Bhavan.

The festival has musicians of all genres — rock and roll to reggae, rap to raga, country gospel to contemporary and semi–classical, soft rock to black gospel, Negro spirituals to praise and worship.

School choirs, independent chorale, church and college choirs also participate in the festival.

Among the groups that will be participating this year are: the Bishop Cotton Girls' School Choir that specialise in three part harmony and the repertoire ranges from hymns and praise songs to Broadway hits and popular country numbers. The 95-member Christ University Choir comprises of students from different cultures, musical backgrounds and languages. The choir mixes diverse styles, reflecting various emotions exuding energy, precision and joy.

Among the church choirs the East Parade Malayalam Church Choir is regular at every festival. They sing Western Classical music and Negro Spirituals.  The host choir Glorious is a gospel youth group. The Glomen, do well in harmonising and often come up with unexpectedly refreshing concoctions. The Deccan Voices from Hyderabad dabble with diverse styles of choral music. The Chordiels from Madurai perform Gospel songs in contemporary style.

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