Calcutta Choir – A brilliant institution serving the country for more than 33 productive years with their message for harmony and soliderity through traditional folk form and contemporary creative form of different areas. The creative director Kalyan Sen Barat of this troup is one of the finest composers of youthful varieties.
The octogenarian dance maestro Late Shambhu Bhattacharya was the choreographer of this troup. Calcutta Choir is a grade ‘A’ Group of A.I.R. & Doordarshan.
- Winner of Junior Chamber of Commerce Award in 1992 as outstanding group of the year.
- Winner of Uday Shankar Award for the best dance group of West Bengal for the year 1997 presented by Govt. of West Bengal.
- Winner of Uday Shankar Award for our Production Thakumar Jhuli, being the best production of 2007 presented by West Bengal Government.
Majore Events Participated:
Visited several places of India i.e. Kerala, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orrisa, Tripura, Madhya Predesh, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh representing West Bengal, Visited Havana(Cuba) to Participate in world Youth Festival, participated many times BangaSammelan at USA and Canada from 2005 to 2011, UK, Germany etc.
* Visited Habana, Cuba in the year 1997 ( International Youth Festival ).
* Visited New York, USA in the year 1997 ( Banga Sammalan )
* Visited Toranto, Canada in the year 2008 ( Banga Sammalan )
* Visited Vietnam in the year 2008 ( Indo – Vietnam Cultural Exchange)
* Visited Baltimore, USA in the year 2011 ( Banga Sammalan )
* Visited Bangladesh in the year 2012 ( Udichi Gana Sangeet Sammelan Utsov)
Cassettes & CD’s:
26 Cassettes & Cd’s of choir songs has been published so far under the banner of HMV, Gathani, Inrecco, Sagarika, Sound Wing, CMR.
- Tablo of World Cup Cricket in Kolkata, 1996.
- Common Wealth Chess Compitition , Inaugural Ceremony, 1998.
- International Trade Fair
- Inaugural and Closing of Biswa Bango Sammelan of 1999 – 2000 with Thousands others.
- Silver Jubilee of Bishwa Banga Sammelan 2005 at New York , USA.
- Opening of 2nd Commonwealth Volley Ball championship men 2007 and many others.
- Participation World Youth Festival at Havana Cuba on 1997.
- Indo-Vietnam friendship on 2008 at Vietnam.
- South Asian RCOG Doctors Conference inaugural inaugural ceremony on 2010.
- Inaugural Ceremony of Asian Basketball championship on 2005.
- Inaugural Ceremony of Indo-Bangladesh sports on 2007 & 2010.
- Participated in 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore, organised by
- Sangeet Natak Academy of Govt. of India at New Delhi on 09.05.2010 (25th Baisakh).
Kalyan Sen Barat (Director) :
Enormously talented, creative and prolific music director of our age. Directing music for Films, Tele-films, T.V. serials, Radio, Cassettes, Operas, Dramas, conducting aesthetically musical soiree for last 50 years. Visited England to perform in UK BangaSankritiSammelan at Liverpool in 1997 and 2001. He was a member of Indian delegation to Cuba in 1997 for participating in 14th World Youth Festival. Participated in cultural Programme in France, Scotland & Russia.
Recepient of –
Choreographer : Late Dr.Sambhu Bhattacharya
The most experienced dance director of our country. Directing dance for last 50 years. Visited USA, USSR, Holland, England on several occations. The famous Ghost Dance of Satyajit Ray’s’ Goopi Gayen Bagha Bayen ‘ was composed by him. Directed dance in Ritwik Ghatak’s ” Jukti Takka Gappo” and many others.
Pratap Roy (Assistant Music Director) :
A great Musician and an arranger since 1965. Associated with Kolkata Dooradarshan, Akashbani, HMV.. He has a close association with Pandit Rabi Sankar, Ustad Ali Akbar, Late Salil Chowdhury, Sudhin Dasgupta, Nachiketa Ghosh, Rabin Chatterjee, Late Bhupen Hazarika, Ajoy Das, Mrinal Banerjee, Babul Bose and also accompanied with several legends of singers & musicians like Late Hemanta Mukherjee, Late Shymal Mitra, Late Dhananjoy Bhattacharya, Late Manobendra Mukherjee, Arati Mukherjee, Banasree Sengupta, Feroza Begam and others as a arranger & musician. He accompanies as a musician with Padmasree Manna Dey and Gitasree Sandhya Mukherjee for the last 30 years.
Kabir Sen Barat (Assistant – Dance Director) :
Assistant – Dance Director of Calcutta Choir. Work in various fields of art both in stage and screen.
Kohinoor Sen Barat (Co – Dance Director) :
International AIDS Festival , Biswa Banga Sammelan 2000 at Kolkata , Mahalaya of Doordarshan Kendra for continuous six years and many others commercial fields. One of Co-Dance Director of Silver Jubilee celebration of Banga Sammelan 2005 at New York , USA . Conducted a workshop at Bulbul academy Dhaka , Bangladesh 2004.
Our Best Productions :
Calcutta Choir Art Academy :
Two Hundred & fifty students are learning dance, singing, various musical instruments under the supervision of legend artists.
CALCUTTA CHOIR PRODUCTION LIST UPTO 31.12.2017