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November 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Cathedral Windows features a cappella music, celebrating some of the greatest composers of sacred choral music, such as Bruckner, Palestrina, Byrd and Tallis, but also more unknown yet equally talented composers. The programme will be varied in style and era, ranging from medieval tunes to the romantics of Franz Schubert and Edvard Grieg. The choir has presented the programme in Bangalore and Chennai, and also at The Monte Music Festival, Goa, which the choir participated in, February 2018.
The Bangalore Men – an all-male voices ensemble launched in January of 2016 consists of 16 singers, all with many years of previous experience singing in choirs. The group focuses on Western classical music, from eras ranging from medieval music to contemporary, and is conducted by Jonas Olsson, voice faculty at Bangalore School of Music.
The premiere season in 2016 saw a program of classical a cappella music performed in Bangalore and Pondicherry, mainly focusing on renaissance and early baroque music. During 2016, the group’s tribute to the romantic music of Franz Schubert, SimplySchubert, has been performed, together with pianist Natallia Kapylova, to rave reviews in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore and Goa. In April 2017, the group participated in the performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony together with the India National Youth Orchestra, and the Vienna University Orchestra and Choir. In the autumn season of 2017, the group premiered Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, with performances in Bangalore, Cochin, Trivandrum and New Delhi, a unique concert concept which drew a lot of attention from national media.
More than bringing high-quality Western classical music in various concerts and performances, the aim of the group is also to preserve the heritage this music is, and also to give the members a holistic approach to singing in choir, including music history, music theory and vocal techniques. The group is coached by one of Scandinavia’s most sought-after vocal coaches, Ms Maria Forsström (Sweden).