Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organizing Sri Thyagaraja Aaradhana, an annual music festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer St. Thyagaraja Swamy, on Friday 17th February 2017 at 5.30 pm at Saraswathie hall, No. 75, Lorenz Road, Colombo 4.
Musicians, vocalists as well as instrumentalists and percussionists from all over Sri Lanka including University of Jaffna, Eastern University of Batticaloa, University of Visual and performing Arts, Colombo, Highlands College, Hatton, students of Indian Cultural Centre will come together and render Pancharatna Keerthanas (five songs) of Thyagaraja on this occasion. The choral rendition of the five songs is an integral feature of the Aaradhana. St Thyagaraja Swamy, one among the Trinity of Carnatic Music, composed nearly 700 compositions. All Carnatic musicians consider Thyagaraja as their inspiration, source and touchstone of musical creativity.
Musicians who would like to join the Aaradhana may approach the Indian Cultural Centre in person or mail to [email protected] . The rehearsals for the event will be held on 15 and 16 February 2017 at 4 pm at Saraswathie hall.
For further details please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698 and Email: [email protected]. All are welcome.