The Madras Youth Choir (MYC), which is the city’s oldest choral music group, will be back on stage this year with their 44th annual concert, which will be held at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture on Friday. The choir will feature an eclectic array of languages that range from English, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi and even Assamese!
M B Srinivasan, music director and founder of MYC firmly believed that the power of music is such that it can unite and harmonise society. The choir this year, will surely strike the perfect chord and keep the flame of his music steadily ablaze, according to the organisers.
The choir will also be a platform to remember Jayakanthan, poet and story-writer. The singers will sing Indian choir music with a medley of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Viswan Mohan Bhatt’s compositions and compositions by D Ramachandran, vice president, MYC.
To create a zeal among people, they will also be conducting a choral music workshop on the techniques of choral singing. The participants will be taught a few choral pieces as part of this initiative. The workshop will be held on May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 from 3 pm to 4.30 pm. Separate sessions will be held for adults and children between tha age of five and 12 years.
The concert will be staged at Russian Centre for Science and Culture on May 8 at 6.30 pm.