Hertfordshire Chorus Quiz

by Hertfordshire Chorus

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The Story

Purchase entry (£10/person) to attend Hertfordshire Chorus Quiz on Saturday 13 November at 7.30 pm. This event aims to raise funds to help pay for Hertfordshire Chorus's latest commission, 'Sarojini' by Shruthi Rajasekar. Hertfordshire Chorus is known for its commission of new music by young composers. We recently commissioned a work,‘Sarojini', from the talented young Indian-American composer, Shruthi Rajasekar. This work explores the intersection between Indian music and Western classical music, expressing facets of the post-colonial legacy through the combination of these genres. We hope to perform this piece in 2022, the 75th anniversary of India's independence. The work is about Sarojini Naidu, (1879-1949), a poet, prominent activist and politician. She studied in India and the UK, was a suffragist, a close associate of Mahatma Ghandi and a prominent figure in India’s struggle for independence as well as for civil rights and women’s emancipation. Sarojini was ahead of her time; her story is largely untold and so many themes resonate and are relevant to our life and society today. Shruthi Rajasekar is the young talented Indian/American composer creating this exciting work. She comes from a background in Carnatic music as well as studying Western music from an early age. A disciple of her mother (a renowned Carnatic musician), Shruthi, a graduate of Princeton University was subsequently awarded a Marshall Scholarship in 2018 to study composition and ethnomusicology in the UK. We need £10,000 to fund this ground breaking project and any donation you can make, however small, will be most welcome. There is more information about this project on Hertfordshire Chorus’s website hertfordshirechorus.org.uk/new-commission/sarojini-naidu

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Purchase entry (£10/person) to attend Hertfordshire Chorus Quiz on Saturday 13 November at 7.30 pm.

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