Curtain Raiser of Chamber Choir in Panjab University on 8 April



6 April 2017

The Nottingham Trent University, UK’s  Chamber Choir is touring India [April 4th – April
6th (New Delhi) and April 7th – April 11th (Chandigarh)].  Panjab University, Chandigarh
is the main host in Chandigarh for this Choir.  Panjab University and Nottingham Trent
University signed an MoU in 2015 and since then there have been student and faculty
exchanges and now this special visit by the University’s internationally acclaimed
Choir.  This is a unique opportunity for the city when a 30 member choir is going to
have 2 public concerts and 2 concerts in the city’s schools.
The Nottingham Trent  Chamber Choir comprises of students, staff and alumni from the
university and is directed by the Director of Music, Matthew Hopkins and Mr. Tom Bates
is the accompanist. The choir perform a varied repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary
music and have performed in many venues across the UK and Europe.
Panjab University is hosting a public performance of the Choir at 11.15 a.m. on 8th
April, 2017 in the Main University Auditorium.  The 9th evening (6 p.m.) will see
another public performance at the Alliance Francaise, Sector 36.  These are free and
open to all music lovers.

Over the past two years the NTU Chamber Choir have competed in national and
international competitions across the United Kingdom. In November 2016, the Chamber
Choir competed in the prestigious North Wales International Choral Festival and beat
nine other choirs to claim first place in the Mixed Choir’s category.
Every year the Chamber Choir embark on a European tour and in the past have visited
Holland, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary. In April 2016, the NTU Chamber Choir
travelled to Spain where they performed in Barcelona’s most prestigious venues,
including La Sagrada Familia, Monserrat Abbey and Barcelona Cathedral.
The Chamber Choir are delighted to extend their annual tour out of Europe for the first
time and are excited to explore new venues in New Delhi and Chandigarh.
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