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    Question symphony chorus!

    We'll stage a musical function with 150 vocalists(singing Rabindra Sangeet, non-classical) and 14 accompanying instrumental players. Can we call it a sympnony chorus and chamber orchestra?

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    If it's just 150 vocalists, I guess it's just a big choir.
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    These days you can call it what you like. Choral Symphony might be better - Holst wrote one, subtitled "Hymn to Jesus".

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    Thank you for your inputs. I guess I will go with Choral Symphony - sounds pretty musical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnali Kar View Post
    I guess I will go with Choral Symphony - sounds pretty usical.
    That sounds more like Beethoven's Ninth.
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    Where is this great music event taking place? I hope the acoustics are well suited to this kind of ensemble!
    Anyway..that sounds really cool....even better if it gets filmed and sold on a DVD *Wink*

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4/4player View Post
    Where is this great music event taking place? I hope the acoustics are well suited to this kind of ensemble!
    Anyway..that sounds really cool....even better if it gets filmed and sold on a DVD *Wink*

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    I'm guessing somewhere in West Bengal, most probably in Calcutta/Kolkata.

    There's been a tradition here for about a century and a half where the leading exponents of Carnatic music along with hundreds of other singers and instrumentalists pay homage to Thyagaraja, who was one of greatest composers of this style of classical music. And all this happens under a shamiana roof(check the first two pics), and it is televised regionally every year. This has caught up in the US, too, where Cleveland and Chicago have their own version of this festival but with better acoustics.
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    This event will take place in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 7th July. I hope it will be recorded and excerpts may be shown on TV.

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