Mozart Choir of India
The “Mozart Choir of India” of the Austrian Cultural Forum New Delhi was founded in 2006 at the initiative of the Austrian Embassy, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Mr. Gerald Wirth, and the late Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. It aims, on one hand, to provide Indian children with state-of-the art training in Western classical music and choral singing in a joyful, creative environment. On the other hand, the Choir shall promote the Western musical tradition among wider Indian audiences through regular public performances.
The “Mozart of India” includes 35-40 girls and boys aged 8 to 15 years who are trained by a team of high-qualified choir conductors. The study programme includes weekly choir rehearsals, workshops dedicated to specific topics and is complemented by fun activities such as Christmas and end-of-the-year parties and weekend music retreats. Of particular importance to the musical education of the children are regular public performances. Recent highlights include:
- Concert with Neemrana Music Foundation, Nehru Memorial Museum Auditorium, 11 April 2012
- Christmas Gala performance in the presence of H.E.the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, 16 December 2011
The Austrian Cultural Forum New Delhi is particularly proud to associate with the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir, whose artistic director Mr. Gerald Wirth, acts as a consultant to the "Mozart Choir of India", including regular visits and work with the children in Delhi.
The "Mozart Choir of India" thanks its main corporate sponsor AVL India Pvt. Ltd. for its generous support.
Children who wish to become members of the "Mozart Choir of India" are recruited, based on talent and motivation, through auditions taking place every year at the end of July. For more information, please contact us:
Austrian Cultural Forum New Delhi
EP-13 Chandragupta Marg
New Delhi 110 021
phone: +91 11 2419 2700