SHILLONG CHAMBER CHOIR
In a part of India where voices of secession resound, a harmonious voice chooses to rise over that of hate. Musical notes sound throughout the valleys of seven of India’s states, ushering in a sense of heaven on earth to one of the most beautiful regions of the country.
Where voices of discontent and violence raise their head, a sound of Vande Mataram echoes throughout the North East.
A pet project started by Neil Nongkynrih in 2001 now has the world listening in rapt attention. When Neil started the choir, he handpicked youngsters from Shillong and Meghalaya, carefully choosing his now well known musical generals.
After their debut at Hotel Pinewood in Shillong, the Shillong Chamber Choir stole India’s heart when they won the reality show “India’s Got Talent in 2010” and won a place in the heart of millions of Indians.
The world is now their platform as the choir travels to countries far and wide, bridging the divide between the North East and other parts of India, becoming the very voice of a region which India is proud to call its own.
The choir boasts of having performed for world leaders including US President Barack Obama when he visited India in 2010 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
India salutes the choir for being proud of their Indian heritage and openly showing the world that they are and always have been proud Indians.