Concert at City Palace, Jaipur on 31st October

The Neemrana Music Foundation will be performing on 31st October, 2021 at the City Palace Jaipur for the French Institute in India, Jaipur.

After a very long time due to the covid-19 crisis, The Neemrana Music Foundation is finally having an outstation physical concert and we are really excited about it.

50th Anniversary of Italian Embassy Cultural Centre

The Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. On the occasion, a live piano and opera concert was organized in collaboration with The Neemrana Music Foundation. 

Here’s an article by the National Herald India on the same

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/music/italian-embassy-hosts-opera-concert-on-its-50th-anniversary-in-collaboration-with-neemrana-foundation

Zarzuela ‘The Syndicate of Seducers’

The Neemrana Music Foundation in partnership with the Embassy of Spain in India, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi and Royal Opera House Mumbai are bringing to India the best of Spanish zarzuela on Thursday 27th February to Delhi.

Zarzuela is a popular genre of musical comedy originated in Spain that uses a mix of songs and spoken scenes, very much like an operetta; an unique showcase of the rhythms and traditions of the diverse cultures of Spain.

The Hilarious Spanish Operetta ‘The Syndicate of Seducers’ (1910) by José Serrano, is one of the most recognizable zarzuela compositions. A hilarious comedy that takes the audience from Madrid (Spain) to India, via Paris and Venice:

The light, and slightly naughty plot, sees the chairman of the Syndicate of Seducers hurtling around the world with his wife in tow, to save her from seduction by a vengeful fellow member. This is a pretext for a series of wholly engaging divertissements nominally set in Paris, Venice … and an India oddly fantasized by the composer!

Free entry by collecting a pass at L’Opera Patisserie, Khan Market

Opera Scenes by The Neemrana Music Academy

The students of Neemrana Music Academy will perform scenes from various operas on 30th of July 2019 at India Intenational Centre from 6:30 pm. Entry is open to all.

– Vocal Coach: Jasmin Martorell
– Stage Director: Yashraj Jadhav

– Pianist: Philippe Engel

The programme will be as follows:

1. Mozart (Nozze di Figaro) Crudel, perché
2. Mozart (Cosi fan Tutte) Non siate ritrosi
3. Grétry (Richard Coeur de Lion) Je crains de lui parler la nuit
4. Offenbach (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) – Barcarolle
5. Bizet (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) Au fond du temple saint
6. Hervé (Le Petit Faust)
7. Gounod (Faust) Faites-lui mes aveux
8. Mozart (Don Giovanni) Ho capito
9. Mozart (Le Nozze di Figaro) Porgi, amor
10. Gluck (Orfeo ed Euridice)
11. Bellini (La Sonnambula) Ah, non credea
12. Donizetti (Lucia di Lammermoor) Tu che a dio spiegasti l’ali
13. Donizetti (L’Elisir d’Amore)
14. Rossini (Il Barbiere di Seviglia) Ecco ridente
15. Rossini (Il Barbiere di Seviglia) Largo al factotum
16. Menotti (The Telephone) Hello, hello
17. Serrano  (El Trust de los Tenorios)

 

Da Caelis Choir Workshop and Performance

The Neemrana Music Foundation continues its path of providing singers in India a world class learning experience by inviting a French ensemble – Da Caelis (www.decaelis.fr) to teach and perform in Delhi this time. You can be a part of this program as a choir singer, who will be performing at the Lotus Temple on 13th of August 2019. As this an educational program that aim towards providing singers with a new learning experience, this will be an unpaid event. We sincerely hope that this would not stop you from participating in this unique event. The rehearsals will be held at A-58, East Nizamuddin starting from 21st July on every Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
The entire program is about 1 hour and 15 minutes long and choir’s part is about 25 minutes, out which 20 minutes is a smart-vox music which is an exciting and new style of performing polyphonic music using modern technology. This you will be taught by the composer himself. To give you an idea of uniqueness, simplicity and the way to prepare the music, i am putting the composer’s message to singers below.
”In general, the idea is that the singers should imitate more what they hear rather than what is written. On the other hand, when nothing is written, what is heard is just a cue, prompting for what comes next, therefore it should not be sung. The singers don’t need to learn the piece by heart since the phones will prompt them their lines during the performance”
Here is the recording of the piece
Here are the parts of for each voice (the choir is divided in 12 voices):
For the rest 5 minutes of the performance, you will prepare 2 songs separately (please write to us for scores of these)
All singers will be required to bring either a smartphone or a tablet.
The complete schedule is as below:
(The venue for the rehearsals is A-58 East Nizamuddin)
21st July: 5 – 6:30 pm
28th July: 5 – 6:30 pm
4th August: 5 – 6:30 pm
9th August: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
10th August (*rehearsal will be at the Lotus temple): 4 – 6:30 pm
11th August: 4 – 6:30 pm
12th August: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
To confirm your participation or for any other details, please write to us at tnmf.music@gmail.com

European Day 2019

Each year the Neemrana Music Foundation is happy to be part of the European Day.

It is our endeavor to always bring something new to the show while retaining the tradition of performing the Indian National Anthem & Ode to Joy, the European Anthem. This year we brought together our Adult and Children choirs along with children from our CSR project and a Flutist to open the ceremony with music.

The audience was very receptive, it was a great time for all of us!

Bicentennial celebration

On 24th March 2018 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India hosted a celebration to mark the occasion the 200th birth anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet Founder of the Bahá’í Faith at the Baha’i House of Worship-Lotus Temple. The event was attended by government officials, media persons , Academics, Heads of NGO’s , representatives from embassies Japan, Argentina, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Ambassadors from several different countries like  Greece, Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary, Taiwan, Algeria, Jordanand Ireland, and also various professionals from across Delhi who all have keen interest to work toward peace and unity in the world.

An elevating prayer service comprising readings and chants from the Baha’i Holy Writings was held in the prayer hall performed by The Neemrana Music Foundation Choir and members of the Baha’i community. The chants of the prayers touched the hearts of each and everyone present there. Many guests expressed a deep gratitude and appreciation for the moving and uplifting experience.  The guests proceeded to the Temple gardens where against the backdrop of the magnificent illuminated Temple the evening was concluded with a musical interlude.