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is one of the most senior music directors in India. He is a living legendRead more
He is one of the very few composers who mastered the musical grammars of the Eastern (Indian) and Western music traditions and ingeniously employ them in his melodies as well as orchestrations. He has obtained a Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Cornell University,U.S.A.
He is a 3 time State Award winner for Best Music Director.He has in-depth knowledge on the Gregorian Chant due to his extensive research in the topic during his stay in Europe. The versatility and ingenuity of Jerry Amaldev lie in the considerable number and variety of melodies that he composed for both secular songs for movies and sacred songs for the Catholic liturgies as well as commercial recordings of Christian devotional songs. Currently he conducts Concerts, in India and abroad, with his secular choral group “Sing, India with Jerry Amaldev”
the maestro who made a violin culture in Kerala is undoubtedly the master and mentor of most of the leading violinists in Kerala.Read more
Rex and his elder brother Emile were so talented that they were invited to join the leading music club in Ernakulam -Azad Arts Club in their High School years itself.
They were introduced to music directors and instrumentalists there. They formed the legendary singer Yesudas’s Orchestra with other instrumentalists Jos and Paul.
Fr Abel, who was the Director of Christian Arts Club which was rechristened Kalabhavan, invited him to teach music there.
He became the Principal there eventually and was involved in Ganamelas and music composition for albums.
During those days most musicians played by ear. He started imparting systematic western music notation to his students.
Since violin study books were rarely available then he composed tailor made etudes for each student which is unique to date.
He shifted to Cochin Arts and Communications in 1975 as its Principal. He was instrumental in creation of liturgical music in Malayalam during his tenure there.
He has associated with all famous music composers in South Indian film industry and has given his signature in all his works.
Rex Master’s shishya parampara ranks among the finest violinists in India.
is a music conductor, voice trainer and music teacher par excellence.Read more
He holds a Licentiate Diploma in Music from Trinity College, London (L.MusTCL) and a Master’s in English.
He has been into teaching for over 30 years and has received the best teacher award from Trinity College of Music, Chennai Centre, a number of times.
Augustine Paul has been the conductor of the Mellow Circle choir for over 15 years. He is the conductor of the (125 -years -old) MMA choir. He is the leader of Octet Cantabile.
Apart from shows in India, he has done various concert tours to UK, Italy, Austria, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Gulf and is instrumental in forming the MMA symphony orchestra.
an exponent in Syriac Liturgy singing is a composer and concert master.Read more
He serves as a professor emeritus at Orthodox Theological
Seminary, Kottayam and Director of “Sruti School of Music” at Kottayam. He studied
western classical music and specialized in Harmony and Choir conduction from
Orthodox music academy in Russia. He holds a doctorate in West Syriac music. He
was the mastermind behind the symphony orchestra ‘The song of an Indian Cuckoo’,
a choral symphony by Zumoro choir accompanied by 80 musical instruments.
is the Conductor of Cochin Chamber Orchestra and Cochin Youth Chamber Orchestra.Read more
During his stay in Canada he used to play violin for New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and Ambleside Orchestra.
He was the Concertmaster for the much-celebrated musical concerts like Somro ’15, Meshthooso ’17 and Sadhu Sopanam Symphony.
He teaches violin in Cochin Arts and Communications.
is a master musician, refined keyboard artist and well-established composer with over forty years of extensive experience.Read more
He worked closely with Dr K J Yesudas and was an active part of the epic Tharangani team, scoring and conducting music for numerous popular Tharangani music albums and film songs.
Since then,his musical expedition reached its peak as he collaborated with various music personalities from the South Indian film industry and worked his magic in the field of devotional music.
His passion for music is ever growing and he has tutored a countless number of reputable and aspiring singers.
Mr BMJ Dhyriam, known to many christians through his melodious music in the states of Andhra and Tamil NaduRead more
is an A grade composer in All India Radio and a renowned music director at HMV and Colombia records.
His son Chitty Prakash Dhyriam, followed the same footsteps and has composed various christian devotional music for many including Father Berkmans, Octet Cantabile, DGS Dinakaran and family. He also entered cine field at a very young age as a bass guitarist and became a music conductor for various music directors in southern India. He is currently working as an assistant music director for Devi Sri Prasad.
an ordained priest of Malankara Marthoma church is a gifted musician.Read more
He served as the director of Department of Sacred Music and Communications for almost 9 years and was instrumental in setting up the DSMC HD Studio and producing number of music collections through DSMC. He was also the leader and conductor of Maramon Convention choir for many years. He has composed many songs including the widely sung ‘’Oru mazhayum thorathirunitilla”
is a violinist, cellist and music educator with a rich experience in choral conducting.Read more
Over the years, Faith performed with two of India’s finest orchestras – The Delhi Symphony Orchestra and Indian National Youth Orchestra.
In 2011, Faith Ragland founded Coimbatore Chamber Chorale and they have appeared at many prestigious venues including Tata Theatre Mumbai, Dubai Opera and Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna.
Among the choir’s benchmark interpretations are Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and very recently Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
He has been guest conductor for Kuwait Chamber Chorale since its inception. He is the head of the music department in Stanes school, Coimbatore
is the founder director of the Kottayam Mixed Voices, the oldest existing independent 60-member gospel choir group in Kottayam.Read more
professor in Chemistry from C.M.S College, Kottayam, Prof Abraham was also the choir master of CMS College choir for many years. He has composed many
Christmas songs and is known for his artistry in rearranging and harmonizing songs.
Clement Vedanayagam is a music evangelist who is largely recognized in the Indian Tamil Christian population and the world over.Read more
His interest in violin grew from a very early age. He accompanied his father in the Lord’s ministry to play the violin and this helped him to expand adequate confidence and experience in playing the violin for the songs of his forefather Venerable Vedanayaga Sastriar. Later he joined the Madras Guitar String Ensemble. He played the viola and the violin for this orchestra in various places.
Further his ardor for western classical urged him to try his hands on South Indian Classical Music and hence pursued his training for a short span of time under the guidance of Parur Venkataraman.
One can feel and experience the flair of that music in his orchestration where he brings together both the South Indian Carnatic Music and the Western Music. He has released a beautiful series of musical albums titled “Tuning with Clement”having 6 volumes. His last release “Clement Unplugged” is a unique blend of acoustic instruments.
Music composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist at Zion Digital Studio with more than two decades of music production and a youtube channel viewership of more than 2 million.Read more
He has arranged the Orchestral Score for major Christian Concerts “La Moriyo Zegtho” in 2012 and “Somro-Choral Symphony” in 2015.
His compositions, from “Carolsav” Christmas Carol Series, which are loved and performed by numerous choirs across the globe, is into its 9th Season.
The Carolsav Homecoming Concert which is scheduled for December 27th,2023 will be in celebration of the 10th anniversary.
The latest venture “Geethangalum Raagangalum” which is in progress is the first of its kind tutorial series to take Indian Raagas to the Christian music lovers.
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Its something that goes to the very heart of our humanity, our sense of community, and our souls. When a choir sings, members not only synchronize their voice and breath, but their heart rates also become synchronized as well. When you get together with a group of other singers, it becomes more than the sum of the parts. It brings in ripples of happiness and joy through and through.Four parts harmony is a traditional system of organizing chords for four voices. The first voice often has the melody, and each additional member of the group provides harmony and countermelody with their parts. The vocal parts that comprise fourpart harmony are soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Soprano and alto designate respectively high and low female voices. Tenor and bass designate high and low male voices.The Carolsav Homecoming Concert will feature a 2000 member choir singing in four part harmony consisting of 650 Sopranos,450 Altos, 450 Tenors and 450 Basses.It will indeed be a heavenly experience! Truly a “once in a lifetime opportunity!”
If you need help to identify your vocal part/range please use our help videos to do so.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family. It normally consists of first and second violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. It is the most numerous group in the standard orchestra.
Woodwinds are the least homogeneous section of the orchestra.The sound of each instrument is quite unique – while the instruments in the string section are built in the same way and they just get bigger, in case of the winds, instruments are built in a different way. Flutes and piccolos are non-reed instruments, they play by blowing the air across the mouthpiece’s hole. A clarinet is a single-reed instrument, and oboe is a double-reed instrument. A bassoon also is a double-reed. Thus, the way the sound is made is a bit different in case of each of these three groups, so the instrument’s timbre varies.
Brass is quite a homogeneous section of the orchestra. Almost all brass instruments work in the same way, and thus they have a similar timbre. An exception is a French Horn, which, considered to be a woodwind, can produce a slightly different timbre than other brass instruments.
While many orchestral scores show us that brass can play loud, aggressive and powerful parts, it is very important to know that brass is also capable of very soft dynamics. The overall dynamic range of this section is incredible, as it can offer you so many various textures. It can play emotional, soaring melodies with horns and trombones in unison. It can shape the feeling of militaristic heroism with trumpets. It can create dark textures with low brass instruments. It can play melancholic melodies with soft horns. It is a very lyrical section.
Guidance will be provided by our expert team leaders throughout the process. During final rehearsal the choir will be groomed by one of the most sought after Vocal trainer Mr. Binu John Mathews.
Mr.Binu is a vocal trainer, performer, lyricist and composer by profession.He has been training over 20 leading playback singers in the South Indian music industry. Currently he trains singers from 6 countries. He is well versed in Carnatic music and Western Classical music. He is the lyricist and composer of more than 30 Christian devotionals in Malayalam. He was a member of the faculty at Chetana National Institute of Vocology, Thrissur. He was also a vocal trainer at a number of institutions such as Jerry Amaldev Foundation, Kalabhavan in Ernakulam, and MCBS KalaGramam in Trivandrum.He has worked in voice rehabilitation programs along with the renowned Consultant Laryngologist Dr Jayakumar R Menon.
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In the year 2014, the unique Christmas project “Carolsav” was launched by Zion Digital Studio. The background behind this venture was the need among the various churches and choral groups to have access to new compositions in both eastern and western traditions of music. The idea was to ensure that necessary support was given to the various groups by sharing of background karaoke tracks, vocal files for easy learning and of course the scores.
These scores and the learning and performance resources have been vastly used by many choirs across the globe in the last 9 years. People across the globe were also part of the virtual recordings held in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. Members of various church choirs and other choral groups who have performed the Carolsav songs have become a family connected by the common thread of music. Till date a total of 36 songs have been composed in Malayalam; and translated versions in Tamil are also available.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Carolsav festival, we intend to organize a grand homecoming of all the singers, across the globe, who have been part of Carolsav songs since the year 2014. A homecoming musical event will be organized during Christmas 2023, and the plan is to have 2000 choristers accompanied by a 100 strong orchestra. The event is being planned in Kerala.Considering the magnitude of the proposed event, an attempt is also being made to enter into record books.
Polling to select the Concert Repertoire
Registration for Choir
On-site Rehearsal with the Orchestra
Final Rehearsal and Concert