The Nagaland Chamber Choir (TNCC) after the huge success of ‘Gloria, by Antonio Vivaldi’ in Dimapur has disclosed its plans of holding the second version of the concert at RCEMPA, Jotsoma on May 28 at 6 p.m supported by the Music Task Force, Government of Nagaland.
Undeniably the biggest assembly of classical singers and musicians, TNCC has been putting up a face for the state in the classical music arena since it started off with the ‘Handel’s young Messiah’ back in 2013. TNCC conductor Razo Vasa, who is also a pastor explained that the song Gloria composed by Antonio Vivaldi was a baroque song written in Latin which talks about the Trinity, leading to a Christmas message.
Members of the choral group expressed optimism that the classical music was on a path to expansion after a lull of a few decades since the advent and departure of Western missionaries.
They were of the view that audience for classical music was steadily growing as there had been a rise in the number of music schools in the state and more people were exposed to music genre.
Admitting that not everyone can become a fan of the genre as the music itself requires a certain level of understanding on the audience part, nevertheless, the choral members said that that level was increasing and that people were beginning to both appreciate and experience the deeper side of the genre.
Expressing happiness that for the first time the state government had come forward to lend a hand to the group, members of the group said it was a positive sign which promises of a brighter prospect for the group.
The members also announced that prior to the concert on the eve of May 28, they would be organizing a musical session for the music students in the capital which will be a useful experience and a valuable platform for the students.