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Neecia Majolly

Saturday 1st Dec 2012
7.30pm
The Programme

The trumpet shall sound (from Messiah) - G F Handel (1685-1759)

Bist du bei mir- J S Bach (1685-1750)

Panis Angelicus - C Franck (1822-1890)

Gavotte et 6 doubles - J P Rameau (1683-1764)
(Neecia Majolly piano solo)

Biblical Songs - A Dvorak (1841-1904)
1. Clouds and darkness
2. Lord, thou art my refuge
3. Hear my prayer
4. God is my shepherd
5. I will sing new songs

INTERVAL

Intermezzo Op 118 No 2 - J Brahms (1833-1897)
Pagodes (from Estampes) - C Debussy (1862-1918)
(Neecia Majolly piano solo)
Ave Maria - F Schubert (1797-1818)
Lord God of Abraham (from Elijah) - F Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Julvisa - J Sibelius (1865-1967)
The holy city - S Adams (1841-1913)

Jonas Olsson is a western classical trained singer, who started his singing education in the Gothenburg Boys' Choir, Sweden, and continued with singing studies with Prof Gunnar Forshufvud at the Gothenburg Conservatory, in parallel of studying music theory and music history.

He has also participated in many of Sweden's best renowned choirs both as soloist and as choir singer, most recently in the Gothenburg Cathedral Choir as well as in the Swedish Chamber Choir. As a choir singer, Jonas has sung the major choral works, including Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Requiems by Mozart, Faure, Rutter and Durufle as well as numerous other masses and oratorios. Jonas mainly specialises in sacred concert music, as counter tenor oratorio soloist in the works of Bach, Händel, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, as well as a concert singer of the romantic baritone repertoire, including the oratorios and operas by Mozart, Wagner, Purcell and Mendelssohn.

Recordings include numerous albums of choir music with the Gothenburg Boys' Choir, the Gothenburg Cathedral Choir as well as Madrigals, Etc. in the first-ever release of a western classical album in India - 'the renaissance begins'.

Neecia Majolly is the Founder - Trustee of the Majolly Music Trust that was formed recently in Bangalore which works towards the promotion of the highest standards in music teaching and performance as well as creating a pension fund for aged and infirmed musicians. Neecia had her musical education in Brunei and Singapore and went on to do her degree in Music from the Western Australian Conservatorium, Perth. A concert pianist, conductor, singer, teacher and composer, who has emerged as one of the most dynamic musical forces in India, Neecia has performed at venues across India, South East Asia and Australia. The Camerata, a choir Neecia founded and directed, has earned a firm reputation in India for being unique in their choice of repertoire and quality of presentation. The year 2001 saw the historic performance of Handel's "Messiah" for choir, soloists and full - fledged orchestra, the likes of which had never been experienced in India before. Another choir Neecia co-founded, Madrigals, Etc., is the only choir in India specializing in music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras, and has the distinction of releasing the first ever Western Music Classical album in the country in 2009 'the renaissance begins'. Neecia is now the first Indian musician to have a Western Classical piano album to her credit, 'Gold Spa', released by Universal Audio, USA. Neecia is also representative of the London College of Music Examinations in Karnataka.

Jonas Olsson