The British Carnatic Choir launches World Music Conference in the Midlands in 2017

The festival is unique in its aim of bringing together artists, academics and music educators from across Africa, Europe, the USA and India’ – Andy Street CBE, Mayor for West Midlands ‘



London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan speaking ahead of the BCC concert 2017

London’s greatest strength is its diversity, and nowhere is this clearer than in the amazing range of music showcased here every day. The South Asian community in London contribute so much to the life of our city, including through culture, and I know Londoners from all backgrounds will enjoy the British Carnatic Choir’s wide repertoire of classic, contemporary and folk pieces.


The government’s vision is to enable children from all backgrounds and every part of England to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument; to make music with others; to learn to sing and to have the opportunity to progress. I am sure the Carnatic Choir will be making a welcome contribution to children’s enjoyment of music in your area.

Jim Doherty
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
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​ Having attended the premiere of the British Carnatic Choir in November 2015 I was very impressed by their energy and enthusiasm.The Choir aim to create and explore choral singing in Carnatic, a form of South Indian music .Dr.Chithra Ramakrishnan should be congratulated in bringing this choir together and to perform at such a high standard.

Keith Stokes-Smith
Chairman- Birmingham Commonwealth Association

​ Sampad applauds ShruthiUK’s pioneering work to promote and encourage Carnatic music in the UK

Piali Ray
Sampad Arts

​ Well done to all those behind the success of the British Carnatic Choir on the first milestone. May this concept continue to flourish and enrich further the understanding and awareness of our multicultural, diverse society. It is through such kinds of music that we can promote unity, peace and togetherness.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice

​ Congratulations to Dr Ramakrishnan on celebrating the first birthday of the British Carnatic Choir. Music has no boundaries, it connects people of all faiths or none. As First Citizen of Coventry, it gives me great pleasure to experience the sheer diversity, in its broadest sense, of our cities and the nation overall.

Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard

​ I am humbled to be part of the British Carnatic Choir which has began its journey with pride and passion. It is through platforms like these that we can better understand, value and appreciate the many kinds of music each of us enjoys. Music brings together nations, not just people and communities.

Councillor Ramesh Srivastava
a trustee of the British Carnatic Choir and a former Mayor of Rugby