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A Singing Derby

September 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

| £10.00


The choir will involve bringing together 5 varied cultural groups, consisting of parent and child. The five groups will join together with Hot House Harmonix (HHH) school choir who will create the backbone of a traditional English choir.

Pritam Singh, project manager, will bring together up to 60 participants of parent and child. The choir will create and learn new pieces to be showcased at festivals and arts events across the City during the summer 2015 and possibly throughout 2016.

The project can be divided four fold:

  • Multi-cultural choir
  • Multi lingual and lyric writing – mother tongue
  • Learning Indian/Western notation – composition
  • Collaboration and performances

Multi-Cultural Choir

Five groups singing five different languages; Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu, these groups will join with HHH school choir singing in English. Each of the community groups will consist of approximately 10 – 14 participants, with the addition of 30 HHH school choir members.

Multi-Lingual and Lyric writing

Parents in each group will share with the younger participants in writing lyrics in their mother tongue. The lyrics will then be composed and arranged by the PM and taught to the individual group. Thus making five individual pieces that will be intertwined with a collective Raga piece sung by the whole choir.

Learning Indian/Western notation – composition

Participants will learn Indian scales, Raga, learning to read and write Indian notation and transpose the composition in western notation. A classical piece will be taught to all participants and sung collectively.

Collaboration and performance

This is a unique and unprecedented collaboration of diverse cultural groups creating a cross-cultural representation of ‘A Singing Derby’.


September                             Individual group rehearsals (up to 4 sessions)

October                                   Collective group rehearsals (approx. 2-4 sessions)

Winter/Spring           Festivals performances

The above timetable can be adjusted accordingly as required.


There is a standard fee of £10 per participant to cover 4 individual group rehearsals.

REGISTRATION and further details Email: info@surtalarts.co.uk


September 1, 2015
October 31, 2015
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