Gitanjali in Manchester


Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali (song offerings), has a special connection with England.
To celebrate the centenary of Tagore receiving the coveted Nobel Prize for his work, Gitanjali, the iconic piece of work which opened dialogue between East and West, Moksha presented ‘Tagore Utsav’at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester recently.
Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, the great grand-niece of the poet, narrated the journey of the poet winning the coveted prize. It was interspersed with English poetry and the original Bengali songs performed by Moksha’s artistic director, Rishi Banerjee.
The premium show also featured collaboration between the Moksha choir and students from Manchester-based Surangon – school of Bengali music. The choir which will bring together women from different faiths and communities across Greater Manchester will be performing alongside Surangon.

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