Chicago Children's Choir on tour in India
Thu Jan 31 2013
This weekend, Chicago Children’s Choir, will wrap up a tour, sharing their voices with India. Under the direction of CCC president and artistic director Josephine Lee, the choir will be showcasing music from Sita Ram, the musical based on the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. Sita Ram explores almost every musical genre, including classical, hip-hop and South African, to reflect the cultural diversity of the city and the world. The choir will also be performing different genres of music from classical to popular music.
From January 24–February 3, the Concert Choir has performed at the India Islamic Cultural Center, the Jaipur Literature Festival, Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall in Chennai and the Bishop Cotton Boys School in Bangalore. Despite their busy schedule, the choir has plans to visit cultural monuments such as the City Palace Museum, Taj Mahal, and the Kapaleesawara Temple. And on Saturday, the choir will participate in a workshop program with the Bangalore School of Music.
The Concert Choir is the most advanced Chicago Children’s Choir ensemble. From all of the Children’s Choir programs in the city, only 45 children have been chosen for this tour. The Choir uses music education to bring together children and experience other cultures firsthand, both nationally and internationally. Although the Concert Choir has performed worldwide since 1976, this is their first time in India.