Crescendo Symphonic Choral Concert

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The Rotary Club of Ambattur is  organizing a concert with the Westphalian Youth Chamber Orchestra and the Madras Musical Association Orchestra on September 11th, 2016 at 7pm. The concert will take place at the Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium, Lady Andal School, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai. Details of ticket pricing  and availability are attached.

The Westphalian School of Music founded in 1919, is one of the oldest and prestigious music schools in Germany. Currently it has an enrolment of over 6,000 students and a staff of some 180 teachers. As a cultural institution in the municipal town of Muenster (population of 300,000), it offers a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition and training at elementary to pre-university level. Renowned for its high teaching standards, the music school has produced not only countless solo prize winners at national and international music competitions but also numerous award winning ensembles

Westphalian Chamber Youth Orchestra won the 1st prize at the 7th North Rhein Westphalia State Orchestra Competition only half a year after it was formed in May, 2007. A year later they won the top award at the 7th German National Competition. This feat was repeated consecutively in 2012 and 2016, the latest, last May at the 9th German National Orchestra Competition, confirming its reputation as one of Germany top youth orchestras.

The 30 odd members of the orchestra are between 14 and 19 years old. A majority of the players are instrumental solo prize winners of the German Youth Music Competitions.  The orchestra has been on concert tours in Malysia, Tunisia and in the USA. It has also been invited to perform at the centenary celebration of Finland`s independence in Helsinki next year. The performance will include the world premiere  of a composition commissioned for this occasion and written for the orchestra by the famous German composer, Enjott Schneider besides a fusion of Indian music.

The Westphalian Chamber Youth Orchestra will be performing Mozarts Te Deum together with the Madras Musical Association's choir. It will be the highlight of the concert on 11th September as it will be a performance of  the combined talents of some 100 German and Indian musicians! Apart from that,  some 20 Indian youth instrumentalists will join the chamber orchestra for the  performance of  Pachelbel's  famous Canon. An Indian-German cultural exchange tour de force!!

 The concert is supported by the German Foreign Office and the Max Müller Goethe Institute besides several other sponsors in India. The concert is expected to be a fusion of Western as well as Indian music.

The proceeds of this concert will help primarily  to build a 1800 sq feet building at Ayappakkam to provide the underprivileged children to have a respectable  after school education and vocational Centre.

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