Madras Youth Choir celebrates golden jubilee with music gala at Luz hall on Feb.25

Madras Youth Choir (MYC), a non-profit , voluntary organisation was formed in 1970 by late M B Srinivasan, considered as one of the pioneers of Indian choral music. MYC is celebrating its golden jubilee on Feb.25 at the Raga Sudha Hall in Luz.

Srinivasan had a great passion for choral music and has more than two hundred choral compositions to his credit. His compositions were based on Indian classical melodies with innovative usage of Western music techniques of harmony and counter point.

He was decorated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1987 – for creative excellence in experimental music.

The goals of the choir include popularising Indian choral music and the idea of singing together, spreading it and particularly training school children in this genre of music.  

On Feb.25, for the jubilee, Starting at 5:30 pm, children trained by MYC and drawn from Bala Mandir Kamaraj Trust, Saraswathi Vidyalaya, Thyagaraya Nagar Primary School and Shraddha Maanu Foundation will perform.

Then follows a concert by MBSYC (sister group of MYC in Trivandrum) and Madras Youth Choir.

Founder members and senior instructors will be honoured.

The chief guest is M. Jayachandran, a renowned music director in the film industry and a National awardee.

Apart from performing in various locations in prestigious festivals, including MYC’s participation in the 2017 International Choral Music Festival in the United States, MYC continues to teach children in various schools, train the teachers, and conduct workshops on Indian choral music.

Contacts P C Ramakrishna, President MYC – 9840080783 / D. Ramachandran, Artistic Director MYC – 9841034673 / S. Ramabadran, Secretary MYC – 9840082853

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