‘Murasu’ – a symphonic portrayal of Tamil music will premiere at the 2019 FETNA Convention, also marking the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Tamil Sangam and the first ever occurrence of the World Tamil Conference in the United States.
Murasu is a spectacular production featuring a 120+ member choir, a 30 piece Western Orchestra, an ensemble of Indian instruments – all choreographed to stunning visuals and classical and folk dances from around Tamilnadu. The music score draws upon the 2000 year old Tamil repository of Tamil literature, is set to various ragas and choral harmony and will be the first of its kind, celebrating the musical tradition of Tamil.
Murasu is conceived, composed and directed by renowned music composer Dr Kanniks Kannikeswaran, who is known for his pioneering choral and orchestral productions that cut across cultures and build communities. Kanniks’ music has resulted in the flowering of community choirs in over 12 cities in the United States where he has worked personally with hundreds of singers and forged collaborations between communities and professional ensembles, academic institutions, dance companies and more.
Auditions are now open for Murasu. We are inviting singers 18 and older who have trained in Indian classical music, who are passionate about Tamil and who would like to work in this expansive, collaborative one of a kind experience.
All auditions are conducted online. Audition details will follow.
We are eager to include singers from all over the country; rehearsals will be conducted online. Two days leading up to the performance (July 2 and July 3) will be packed with intense rehearsals in Chicago and your presence on these two days is mandatory.
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