Royal Opera Thurrock Chorus perform Ravi Shankar opera

ON Friday 19th May, Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus performed New Life at the Southbank Centre, shortly before the performance of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya to which their piece was a creative response.

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Blending Indian and western classical styles and accompanied by piano and tabla, the piece was written and directed by Ranjana Ghatak, and developed in collaboration with its performers: Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, children from Avanti House School in Pinner and members of the BBC Singers.

The piece drew rapturous applause from a packed Clore Ballroom after which the Community Chorus went to watch ‘Sukanya’ en masse; a thrilling experience to end an unforgettable day.

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