Mumbai, 4th November, 2022: The Pride of Shillong, Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) performed an exclusive show for Interpol’s 90th General Assembly, witnessed by delegates from over 190 different countries. A performance that could easily be considered their biggest concert ever, showcased the choir singing in 10 different languages from across the globe — from a Swahili love song to a Chinese folk tune, an Arabic ballad to a romantic French song, and from salsa music to an Italian foot-tapping tune.
Months in making and choreographed to perfection, the 75-minute performance included 60 dancers from The Dance Works Academy and 40 delightful musicians from the Shillong Chamber Choir Orchestra conducted by George Hlawiczka.
To top it all off, the show was warmly appreciated with a standing ovation from the audience. “That filled us with much gratitude and fulfilment, especially after the amount of hard work put in both by those on-stage and of course by our proficient off-stage team of sound, light and graphic engineers, costume designers, production and our management,” the choir said in a statement.
Representing India on such a major platform, the choir ended up enthralling the crowd with their musical prowess and mastery.
About The Shillong Chamber Choir
The Shillong Chamber Choir is one of the most prestigious live acts in the country and pioneers in championing Choir Music in the Indian Sub-Continent.
Founded in 2001 by the legendary Padmashri Late Mr. Neil Nongkynrih. The multi-genre Shillong Chamber Choir has captured the imagination of audiences with their unique presentation of popular Bollywood songs in a Choir format. Their expansive repertoire covering everything from Sacred Music, Gospel, Jazz Standards, Old School Rock N Roll, Western Pop, Retro, and contemporary Hindi Film music weaved in with a few original compositions.
The choir burst into public conscience by winning the popular talent show “India’s Got Talent, Season 2 in 2010. The same year they added more accolades at the World Choir Games, Shaoxing, China winning three Gold Medals for Música Sacra (Sacred Music), Popular Music, and Gospel. They finished the year by performing at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the then visiting P.O.T.U.S Mr. Barack Obama and First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength performing at some of the most exclusive events across the globe and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, and performing for leading Business Houses & Heads of State in India and all over the world.