The Calcutta Youth Choir recently had its annual program at the premises of St. James School. Guest performance on the piano by eminent pianist cum fashion designer Rajlaxmi was the prime attraction of this annual event.
The Calcutta Youth Choir has been performing for the past fifty eight years. They have been striving to reach the message to the audience about the importance of folk traditions of Indian Music across India and abroad. Satyajit Ray was its founding President along with Salil Chowdhury and Ruma Guha Thakurta. Eminent musicians like Ravi Shankar, V. Balsara, Y. S. Mulki helped in initiating the journey in 1958.
The evening was all about good music. The glory of The Choir came when it won the first Prize in Folk dance and singing among 19 other countries at the International Youth Festival held in Copenhagen in 1974.
The Choir continues even today carrying the traditions along with them.
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