The Mysore Music Association will present a grand musical extravaganza by bringing together renowned international music groups for a spectacular event on Feb. 10 (Saturday) at 6.30 pm at the KSOU Convocation Hall on Hunsur Road in city.
The event has been organised by the Association in partnership with Toccato Musical Productions from London, UK and The Dutch Nightingales from Denmark, to create a unique fusion of musical styles and traditions. This event promises to be a feast for the senses, showcasing the best of Indian and international music.
The concert will feature a diverse range of performances, from classical symphonies to contemporary compositions, all performed by some of the most talented musicians in the world.
Music-lovers from all walks of life may attend this unforgettable evening. Admission is only by a Pass. The Passes are available at the Rotary Centre, JLB Road, Mysuru; Jaganmohan Palace Office; Sharada Jewellers on Devaraj Urs Road; Decibells Acoustics at T.K. Layout; Symphony music store in Krishna Vilas Road and St. Cecilia’s School of Music at Lashkar Mohalla. Passes are issued on first-come-first-served basis.
Toccata Musical Productions
Based in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK), Toccata Musical Productions has around 100 members made up of experienced professional and semi-professional musicians from diverse backgrounds. The group is a reflection of multivariate perspectives gathered from International experiences having performed around the world and in world renowned musicals at the Westend in London. Toccata has also performed with celebrity artistes like Dan Seals, Elton John, Kenyan Boys Choir and Indian Maestro Ilaiyaraaja to name a few.
The soloists have triumphed in lead roles in Musicals like The Lion King, Dusty Springfield, The Phantom of the Opera, War Horse etc. Having earned a reputation for excellence and innovation, Toccata has over the past 10 years, built itself as one of UK’s premier musical bodies.
Founded by Dr. Sunil Paulraj with a vision to reach out to the disadvantaged through music, Toccata brought together a like-minded team who offer their time and talent to the initiative for 2 productions every year. Toccata collaborates with local choirs for international concerts facilitating cultural exchanges and creating magic with the resulting fusions. The school initiative trains students and provides a platform to them to perform with the celebrity orchestral environment.
Designated the Cultural Ambassadors of UK, Toccata is backed by the British diplomatic posts in the country of performance. What has remained a constant in the 10 years having toured 15 nations is the enormous adulation of the press and the ever-growing fan base.
Toccata has contributed to various beneficiaries in the host countries donating the gate revenue from shows and used medical equipment to the needy hospitals. Toccata is partly self-funded and partly relies on local partnerships and sponsors.
The Dutch Nightingales
Youth choir The Dutch Nightingales consists of boys and girls between 7 and 20 years old that travel the world to sing. Its members live within the wide vicinity of Oosterhout, a small town in the south of the Netherlands. Before joining the concert class, prospective choristers enter a training group, in which qualified teachers prepare them for their life as a Nightingale.
The balanced but continuous inflow of newly trained singers ensures a constant quality, which accounts for the choir’s good reputation both within the Dutch borders and far beyond. The Nightingales’ distinctive sound is partly due to the presence of 3rd altos (boys undergoing a voice change), which lends a particular charm and colour to the many four and five part pieces.
Almost every year the choir travels abroad. Their tours have taken them to many countries, including America, Denmark, Norway, the Czech Republic, Poland, Canada, England, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Austria, Germany, Russia/Siberia, Albania, Ireland and New Zealand. As ‘singing ambassadors’ the Nightingales frequently represent regional and (inter)national authorities and enterprises.