What better legacy can there be than to forge positive relationships with people of other cultures, as Ishirini are doing?
Maggie Hamilton, Editor of Choir and Organ
What a great pleasure to have had you as partners in this Arab project. In spite of your considerable accomplishments, you approached our collaboration with wonderfully open minds and hearts. We are immensely grateful to you for this great gift and hope that our friendship formed within a musical enterprise will last for a long time.
Professor Andre de Quadros, Artistic Director of Aswatuna
stunning & varied repertoire, a first-class group of singers.
Suzi Digby OBE, Judge of BBC Choir of the Year
a wonderful example of the past and present interconnecting... sent shivers racing down my spine.
Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
The audience felt held in a warm and gracious embrace as well as truly engaged and inspired. Your choir had an innocence and purity of sound that is rare to find.
Satish Kumar, Tagore Festival Artistic Director
...a very distinctive Cambridge sound - so bright and clear... instantly recognisable.
Janet Roffe, audience member at Ubi Caritas, Madingley Hall
You did an amazing job with my piece, not just to learn it so quickly, but to shape it and invest it with real emotional intensity: I felt very lucky to have such a committed performance.
Tim Watts, composer of Though I Speak, new commission sung in Ubi Caritas, Madingley Hall
when you first mentioned the idea of us sending a CD, and then someone mixing one of our songs with one of yours, I was really asking myself – how is that going to work? And in the end, I didn't expect you'd choose the song that you did. But when we came to perform – it was amazing. We were there singing Asante Yesu and you were all there singing in your style – it was so moving!
Upendo lead singer Joshua Mlelwa
The Ishirini choir was a superb opening to the Festival. We were sitting near the front and could hear every one of the twenty individuals separately with their splendid voices, and yet simultaneously all together in a choir that was a community.
Dr Jean Hardy, audience member at the Tagore Festival, Dartington Hall
The program that me & my family attended was once in a life time experience for us. I hope that when my children are older , they would endeavor to grasp & learn how to experience, work and live with music in their lives. I would like to thank the whole choir once again for coming to Kalimpong with such an open heart & mind ... interacting with our society, and for sharing your beautiful music with the Tibetan community of Kalimpong. Your choir's visit in fact will remain one of the highlights of my life ,having hardly stepped out side Kalimpong - I could get a glimpse of the worlds best from the comfort of my hometown . What more can I expect from LIFE!
Norden, owner of Holumba Haven, Kalimpong
I could not imagine how you would blend Western music with Tagore music. It was only after I heard it that I realised what you had in mind. It was absolutely a classic piece of brillance.
Leslie Ram, member of the congregation of Union Chapel, Kolkata
The Allegri Miserere was better than on the radio.
Audience member in Netherbury