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Panjab University hosts Nottingham Trent University, UK Chamber Choir

By S.K.Vyas
Chandigarh April 8: A public concert hosted by Panjab University on Saturday, The Nottingham 
Trent University, UK’s  Chamber Choir is touring India (April 4th – April 6th (New Delhi) and April 7th – April 11th (Chandigarh).

Panjab University, Chandigarh is the main host in Chandigarh for this
Choir.  Panjab University and Nottingham Trent University signed a MoU in 2015
and since then there have been student and faculty exchanges and now this special visit
by the University’s internationally acclaimed Choir.  This is a unique opportunity
for the city when a 30 member choir is going to have 2 public concerts and

2 concerts in the city’s schools.
The Nottingham Trent  Chamber Choir comprises of students, staff, and alumni from the
university and is directed by the Director of Music, Matthew Hopkins and  Tom
Bates is the accompanist. The choir perform a varied repertoire from Baroque to
Contemporary music and have performed in many venues across the UK and Europe.
The 9th evening (6 p.m.) will see another public performance at the Alliance
Francaise, Sector 36.  These are free and open to all music lovers.

Over the past two years, the NTU Chamber Choir have competed in national and international

competitions across the United Kingdom. In November 2016, the Chamber

Choir competed in the prestigious North Wales International Choral Festival and beat nine

other choirs to claim first place in the Mixed Choir’s category.
Every year the Chamber Choir embark on a European tour and in the past have visited

Holland, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary. In April 2016, the NTU Chamber Choir traveled

to Spain where they performed in Barcelona’s most prestigious venues,
including La Sagrada Familia, Monserrat Abbey, and Barcelona Cathedral.
The Chamber Choir are delighted to extend their annual tour out of Europe for the
first time and are excited to explore new venues in New Delhi and Chandigarh.
 
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