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Thursday , December 1 , 2016

Harmony concert at St. paul's

Alliance Francaise du Bengale and St. Paul's Cathedral presented Choir of Sartene, partnered by The Telegraph, on Wednesday. The polyphonic choir offered an evening of ethereal music and prayer offerings. The group of five sang "sacred music" in Latin, Corsican and French, a tradition of choir singing which dates back to the 16th century. The 15 songs that the group performed included songs from Dante's Divine Comedy, Ave Maria, and a "requiem sung in the honour of those who have lost their lives in mindless acts of violence and terrorism in the name of religion". "We are honoured to host the first Polyphonic Choir in Calcutta. We named this a Concert for Harmony, as that is the common sentiment amongst all religions across the world. You don't have to understand the language, as the music itself elevates the mind and spirit," said Stephane Amalir, the director of Alliance Francaise du Bengale. Picture by B. Halder

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