Choir works with India’s premier cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai
This week the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Choir performs much-loved choral works with the Symphony Orchestra of Inda, including Handel’s Dixit Dominus, with the Symphony Orchestra of India Chamber Orchestra, led by Resident Conductor Piotr Borkowski.
The choir has also embarked on outreach work in Mumbai to bring the transformative power of music to some of India’s most marginalised children.
The choir’s tour has been enabled by a lead gift from UK charity The Rumi Foundation, a UK charity that serves as the channel for the Verjee family’s ongoing philanthropic work.
£46,000 has been raised through contributions and fundraising activities including proceeds from the choir’s new CD, Roderick Williams: Sacred Choral Works.
The Choir is one of Trinity Laban’s flagship ensembles, performing weekly services and celebratory concerts at the magnificent Old Royal Naval College under the direction of celebrated choral conductor Ralph Allwood MBE. The ensemble is formed of fifteen choral scholars and thirteen volunteers, all but two of whom are students of Trinity Laban Conservatiore of Music and Dance. It is unique in being the only collegiate chapel choir in the world to be attached to a specialist conservatoire.
Through the choir's visit, Trinity Laban aims to establish further partnerships with India while celebrating its historic links with the country.
Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music has over 125 years of history with India, and currently offers specialist summer academies for music teachers in Mumbai, Goa, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
The Old Royal Naval College and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are key partners in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site.