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!