Mu­sic in Her Veins


NEETA HELMS is rev­o­lu­tion­is­ing the mu­sic culture in In­dia and the world with her bril­liant ven­ture, In­dia Cho­ral Fel­low­ship (ICF). With 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in her con­cert tour­ing com­pany, Clas­si­cal Move­ments, which has the world’s great­est or­ches­tras and choirs from 145 coun­tries per­form­ing un­der it, Neeta, through the ICF, seeks to stim­u­late growth and foster the de­vel­op­ment of the dis­tinc­tively In­dian cho­ral tra­di­tion. While on a trip to In­dia in De­cem­ber 2015, Neeta met with nu­mer­ous key fig­ures in the west­ern clas­si­cal mu­sic com­mu­nity, many of whom ex­pressed a great need for cho­ral con­duc­tors. Deeply in­spired and mo­ti­vated by this, she put out an an­nounce­ment the fol­low­ing month to the Clas­si­cal Move­ments mail­ing list, ask­ing for vol­un­teers to travel to In­dia and teach the art of cho­ral mu­sic. There was an en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse from many es­teemed con­duc­tors around the world, and thus ICF was born. ICF will be con­ducted by one of the world’s lead­ing cho­ral con­duc­tors and es­teemed mu­sic ed­u­ca­tor and Grammy Award Win­ner, Kevin Fox, in New Delhi, Mum­bai and Chen­nai. We are surely look­ing for­ward to this new move­ment in In­dia!

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