Rock and pop at Rhapsody choir’s concert, Nost- A-La Mode
A different kind of choral concert
If you think choir music is not your cup of tea, the Rhapsody Choir will make you re-think that with their contempo-rary rendition of pop and rock songs, right from the ’60s to current chart toppers. “It was my long-time vision to put together a choir in Bengaluru that would not only specialise in various forms of Gospel music, but would also include in its repertoire classical, contemporary and secular music,” explains Sudhakar John Doraiswamy, the founder-director. The choir today comprises singers between the ages
of 13 and 70.
This weekend, Rhapsody presents its first secular concert, Nost- A-La Mode. “Nosta, taken from the word nostalgic, reflects the music that we will perform — music that will evoke feelings of nostalgia,” Sudhakar adds. Songs from bands such The Beatles, Queen, Toto and artistes such as Adele, Enrique Iglesias and Bruno Mars feature on the set list for the concert. But the songs, when performed by the choir, take on a style of their own.
The event is in support of Liza’s Home, a centre for the care and rehabilitation of the mentally
challenged. “Rhapsody is also a registered charitable trust and we want to use our music to raise
funds for various causes. Liza’s Home is the first project of the trust,” Sudhakar reveals. The choir will be joined by the Rhapsody Rock Band which has Anthony Ficker on drums, Michael Devine on synth, Bradley Cotter on guitar, Nestor Lasrado on bass and Catherina Joseph and Santosh Baynes on piano.
August 5 and 6, 6 pm. At Baldwin Boys’ High School, Richmond Town. Tickets (Rs. 50 upwards) on bookmyshow.com