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THE ORLANDO CONSORT
THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 Matthew Venner, alto Mark Dobell, Angus Smith, tenors Donald Greig, baritone With Kuljit Bhamra, tabla, Indian harmonium Jonathan Mayer, sitar Shahid Khan, voice ‘Mantra - Musical Conversations Across The Indian Ocean’ In the early 1500s Portuguese missionaries and Goan Indians joined together in music as churches, built in the exotic land known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, resounded to the extraordinary blended sounds of Europe and Asia. Drawing inspiration from sublime Iberian and Indian music, these award-winning musicians re-create this historic cross-cultural encounter and apply their collective experiences to create a radical and challenging new dialogue for the 21st century. The concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm