Centre for Performing Arts


Inaugural Program – Harp’N Lyre Centre for Performing Arts

Western Classical Music Concert | Place-Great Hall, Kottayam | Date-18th September 2011 | Time-6.30pm

Neecia Majolly

Neecia Majolly is the Founder – Trustee of the Majolly Music Trust that was formed recently in Bangalore which works towards the promotion of the highest standards in music teaching and performance as well as creating a pension fund for aged and infirmed musicians. Neecia had her musical education in Brunei and Singapore and went on to do her degree in Music from the Western Australian Conservatorium, Perth.A concert pianist, conductor, singer, teacher and composer, who has emerged as one of the most dynamic musical forces in India, Neecia has performed at venues across India, South East Asia and Australia. The Camerata, a choir Neecia founded and directed, has earned a firm reputation in India for being unique in their choice of repertoire and quality of presentation. The year 2001 saw the historic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” for choir, soloists and full – fledged orchestra, the likes of which had never been experienced in India before. Another choir Neecia co-founded, Madrigals, Etc., is the only choir in India specializing in music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance eras, and has the distinction of releasing the first ever Western Music Classical album in the country in 2009 ‘the renaissance begins’. Neecia is now the first Indian musician to have a Western Classical piano album to her credit, ‘Gold Spa’, released by Universal Audio, USA. Neecia is also representative of the London College of Music Examinations in Karnataka. For more details visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neecia_Majolly

the pieces to be performed by Neecia Majolly:

  • Gavotte et 6 doubles – Jean Philippe Rameau
  • Sonata in F Hob.XV1/23 – Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Rhapsody in g minor, Op 79 No.2 – Johannes BrahmsIntermezzo Op 118 No 2
  • Dr Gradus ad Parnassum from Children’s Corner Suite – Claude Debussy
  • Preludes for Piano – George Gershwin

Jonas Olsson

Jonas Olsson – BaritoneJonas Olsson is a western classical trained singer, who started his singing education in the Gothenburg Boys’ Choir, Sweden, and continued with singing studies for Prof Gunnar Forshufvud at the Gothenburg Conservatory, in parallel of studying music theory and music history.He has also participated in many of Sweden’s best renowned choirs both as soloist and as choir singer, most recently in the Gothenburg Cathedral Choir as well as in the Swedish Chamber Choir. As a choir singer, Jonas has sung the major choral works, including Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Requiems by Mozart, Faure, Rutter and Durufle as well as numerous other masses and oratorios. Jonas mainly specialises in sacred concert music, as counter tenor oratorio soloist in the works of Bach, Händel, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, as well as a concert singer of the romantic baritone repertoire, including the oratorios and operas by Mozart, Wagner, Purcell and Mendelssohn.

Recordings include numerous albums of choir music with the Gothenburg Boys’ Choir, the Gothenburg Cathedral Choir as well as Madrigals Etc in the first-ever release of a western classical album in India – The Renaissance Begins.

the songs to be performed by Jonas Olsson (will be acco: by Neecia Majolly) :

  • The trumpet shall sound (Messiah) – G F Handel
  • Bist du bei mir- J S Bach
  • Ave Maria –F Schubert
  • Lord God of Abraham (Elijah) –F Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
  • The holy city – S Adams
  • Vittoria mio core! – G Carissimi
  • O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäuser) – R Wagner
  • Erlkönig – F Schubert