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Shillong Chamber Choir Founder Neil Nongkynrih Dead

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Shillong: Shillong Chamber Choir founder and famous music composer Neil Nongkynrih died in Mumbai after a quick sickness on Wednesday mentioned Choir officers.

The 52-year-old music conductor and composer who led the SCC to nationwide fame after a actuality TV present a few decade in the past, died on the Reliance Hospital in Mumbai after a quick sickness, they mentioned.

Neil and the complete Choir had been in Mumbai for the previous three months on work. “He was admitted to the hospital yesterday and handed away within the night as we speak after a surgical procedure,” a spokesman for the group advised PTI.

He mentioned the mortal stays of Neil, who was awarded the Padma Shri, in 2015 could be introduced again to his residence right here as quickly as all formalities in Mumbai are accomplished.

An alumni of London’s prestigious Trinity Faculty of Music and of Guildhall Faculty of Music, Neil got here again in 2001 after years of performing and educating music in England, to arrange the Shillong Chamber Choir.

In 2009, the Shillong Chamber Choir collaborated with the famed Vienna Orchestra for a sequence of live shows.

The subsequent 12 months, the choir additionally gained Gold awards on the World Choir Video games in Shaoxing, China in three classes – Music Sacra, Gospel and Well-liked.

Nevertheless, India woke as much as this proficient choir and its mentor-founder after it gained the truth present `India’s Received Expertise’ in 2010. Initially the choir was hesitant to take part within the present because it was a western classical musical choir and members had been not sure of whether or not their music would go down nicely in a mass viewers present. Nevertheless, as individuals say, the “relaxation is historical past.”

The choir led by Neil has additionally collaborated with the globally acclaimed Fitz William Quartet. It has additionally teamed up with huge names from the world of Indian music together with Ustad Zakir Hussain, Usha Uthup and Shankar Ehsan Loy. Their Christmas album in 2011 turned India’s highest promoting non-movie music album.

In 2010, the choir carried out for former US President Barack Obama and the then first girl Michelle Obama throughout their go to to India.

Notably, the SCC’s model of ‘Vande Maataram’ was performed throughout the reside telecast program Indian area rocket Chandrayaan – 2’s touchdown on the moon.


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