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Title:Be part of a cross-cultural musical adventure
Author:Music In The Round 
ID & Publication:20140711042 ~ 
Subject:Events (Regional) 

Can you sing? Are you interested in Bhangra? Then Music in the Round needs you!

Sheffield-based Music in the Round is looking for singers from a range of different backgrounds across the city to take part in an exciting new performance project, exploring a musical fusion of Portuguese and Indian sounds from the 16th century. Acclaimed musicians unite to present MANTRA: Musical Conversations across the Indian Ocean, the joyful spirit and exotic sounds of this extraordinary cross-cultural encounter. The concert is performed by The Orlando Consort, distinguished Indian musicians and schools and choirs across Sheffield, and will take place at Sheffield Cathedral on 13 November.

This is an opportunity for Sheffield residents with a passion for singing to perform alongside award-winning musicians in a unique and vibrant performance at the heart of a cross-cultural musical adventure. The Orlando Consort consists of four members, all singers led by Music in the Round’s Artistic Director Angus Smith. The Consort will form the European essence, whilst acclaimed musicians Kuljit Bhamra (tabla), Jonathan Mayer (sitar) and Shahid Khan (voice), will bring the Asian element.

Participants are welcome from a range of ages and cultural environments. They should be able to sing, but a professional background is not a requirement, a love of singing and enjoying musical exploration are the most important ingredients. Singers will take part in three pieces of MANTRA; performing a series of east-west musical encounters mixing western Renaissance-style composition with Bhangra music and Indian song. A workshop will be held in advance of the day, led by Angus Smith and tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, whose influential work appears on film soundtracks including Bend It Like Beckham and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Fraser Wilson, Music in the Round’s Learning and Participation Manager, comments:

‘This wonderful project brings together music from different communities, and that’s just what we want to do with the singers who take part in it as well. There’s no sheet music – everything is learned by ear. Music is a universal language and this concert couldn’t be more diverse, so we look forward to having singers from all across the city, with all their many different backgrounds, to lend their sound to the massed voices!’

To sign up and find out more about singing with the massed voices, please download and complete the booking form on or call 0114 281 4660.

Event details and price:

Workshop: Monday 10 November, 6:15 – 8pm at The Montgomery, Surrey Street, Sheffield
Concert Day: Sheffield Cathedral: Rehearsal at 5:45pm for a 7:30pm concert; over by 9:45pm.
Cost: The same as a concert ticket: £16.50 standard; £11 disabled & unemployed.

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