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Come start Christmas with The Bangalore Men & Cappella Bangalore, two of the finest choirs in the country, as they present Carols in the City, a traditional Christmas concert with some twists, that will surely put you in a festive mood!
Rocking jingle bells, puddings and figs, snow and prancing – all of the ingredients to make dark December turn into sparkling Christmas.
Featuring: Cappella Bangalore, The Bangalore Men, Rebecca Thomas Colaco on the Piano & several soloists, with conductor, Jonas Olsson.
The Bangalore Men
An all-male voices ensemble launched in January of 2016, it consists of 20 singers, all with many years of previous experience singing in choirs. Since the start of the choir, they have done more than 70 concerts all over the country in churches and cathedrals, at NCPA Mumbai with the Symphony Orchestra of India, at IIC New Delhi, Bangalore International Centre and at the Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore.
An all-female voices choir, with 24 members, they all have previous experience of singing in choir, and with high ambitions. Their first public performance was in February 2020, participating together with The Bangalore Men, where they performed the finale of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy together with Austrian-based piano professor Ms. Marialena Fernandes. Since then, the choir has done multiple performances in and around Bangalore.
A resident of Bangalore for over a decade, Jonas Olsson has performed extensively in India, predominantly with a Lieder-repertoire, singing the classics by Schubert, Schumann et al, but also introducing pieces by Scandinavian composers to the audience. Since September 2015, he is part of the faculty at The Bangalore School of Music, where he leads the adult choirs, and heads the vocal department,
Rebecca Thomas Colaco
Rebecca Thomas Colaco heads the piano department at the Bangalore School of Music where she teaches piano and also excels as an accompanist. In addition, she also runs a highly successful ‘Early Music’ program for little children, and provides music therapy to special needs persons.