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Simply Schubert - an eclectic mix of flowing male-choruses, tender and dramatic lieder and sparkling piano solos, presented by The Bangalore School of Music.
The program will showcase the musical genius of Schubert, with some of his most beloved choruses for male choir, such as Vier Gesänge, Ständchen (with soprano solo) and Der 23rd Psalm, together with immortal lieder such as Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade and pieces from Schwanengesang.

 


 

JONAS OLSON
PAYAL JOHN
NATALLIA KAPYLOVA

Dear Sir/Madam,
It is with great excitement and pleasure I invite you to be part of the concert SimplySchubert, which is the result of the collaboration between Art Chamber Calangute and The Bangalore School of Music- scheduled for 29th of October at Art Chamber Calangute.
Simply Schubert is an eclectic mix of flowing male-choruses, tender and dramatic lieder and sparkling piano solos, presented by The Bangalore Men, the all-male ensemble of the BSM.
The program will showcase the musical genius of Schubert, with some of his most beloved choruses for male choir, such as Vier Gesänge, Ständchen (with soprano solo) and Der 23rd Psalm, together with immortal lieder such as Erlkönig, Gretchen am Spinnrade and pieces from Schwanengesang.

Together with Mr Jonas Olsson (Sweden/India), Ms Payal John (Pune) and Ms Natallia Kapylova (Belarus/India), the all-male ensemble of Bangalore School of Music, The Bangalore Men, will transport the audience to green pastures, canals of Venice and loving couples.

The Bangalore Men - an all-male voices ensemble launched in January of 2016, consists of 15 singers, all with many years of previous experience singing in choirs. The group focuses on western classical music, from eras ranging from medieval music to contemporary, and is conducted by Jonas Olsson, voice faculty at Bangalore School of Music. The winter season of 2016 saw a program of classical a cappella music performed in Bangalore and Pondicherry. The group is affiliated with The Bangalore School of Music, and is coached by Maria Forsström (Sweden). Simply Schubert is the group's tribute to the romantic music of Franz Schubert, and have so far seen performances in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mysore.

Payal John started singing Indian Classical music when she was 9 years old. In 2000 she joined the Delhi Christian Chorus and in 2001 decided to train further in Western Classical Music. She is a lyric soprano and her repertoire includes opera, sacred classical music and lieder. Ms John holds an Associate Diploma from Trinity College (London), and has studied under various voice coaches. She has also taught in the vocal department of Delhi School of Music for several years, and is also actively involved in the leadership of a youth choir and church choir in Pune.

Jonas Olsson who started his singing education in the Gothenburg Boys' Choir, Sweden, and continued with singing studies at the Gothenburg Conservatory, simultaneously studying music theory and music history. He has participated in many of Sweden's best renowned choirs both as soloist and as choir singer. He continues to be coached by Ms Maria Forsström, one of Scandinavia's most sought after vocal coaches and mezzo-sopranos. A resident of Bangalore for many years, since September 2015 Jonas has been a teacher at The Bangalore School of Music, where he also leads The Bangalore Men.

Bangalore-based, Belarus-born Natallia Kapylova has been hailed as a concert pianist-soloist as well as collaborating with other musicians-- of exceptional, brilliant and dazzling ability. Exploration of different genres of music, from classical to the present day, with all the best forms of music in-between, is her forte. Natallia commenced her piano training at the age of seven and obtained a highest degree in Classical Piano Performance, Artist of Chamber Ensemble and Concertmaster Diploma from the Belarus State Conservatory. Natallia then worked as Concertmaster at he Belarus Academy of Music and as piano teacher at the Belarus College of Arts. Ever since she moved to India in 2002 , she has been working with select groups of students in Bangalore.

 

You Tube clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGxH_EGfv88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaPGZ20CgiM
Press clips:
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/music/300816/a-class-ical-apart-the-bangalore-men-encompass-western.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/celebrating-schubert/article9003007.ece

 

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Saturday 29th October 2016
time: 7.30pm
regular entry donation pass: 500 Rs

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Jonas Olsson & his Bangalore Men