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NCDA to hold ‘Choral Conducting Workshop’

Dimapur, Oct 16 Staff Reporter | Publish Date: 10/16/2021 1:10:20 PM IST

 Nagaland Choral Directors Association (NCDA) is geared up to conduct “Choral conducting workshop” from November 18 to 20, which was announced by association members. 

Highlighting about the upcoming event Saturday, in a press conference held at the King Chilli, Hibos Garden, Green Park Jn, 5th Mile, members mentioned that the workshop will be held at Dimapur Christian Fellowship Church, Darogapathar. 

NCDA president Vimezo Iralu said that the association was planning to host the event on the year it was formed but was put on hold for the last two years due to the pandemic. Members informed that with the upcoming event the team will focus on involving on conducting techniques, choral rehearsals, vocal warm up etc which will help conductors create an ability to inspire singers toward excellence and provide them with the appropriate means to communicate the expressive character of the music.

Briefing about the formation of the association, Iralu shared that that in 2019, likeminded choral enthusiasts came together to form the Nagaland Choral Directors Association (NCDA).

NCDA’s vision is to promote choral art; to enhance, empower and enrich choir directors, and music directors in Nagaland by creating and providing various platforms for the advancement of choral music.

For the event the association expects atleast 30 choral directors from churches to partake in three-day workshop. 

The registration will be open till November 15, with registration fee of Rs. 1500. For further queries, email nagalandCDA@gmail.com or contact +918413802517

Iralu informed that the association plans to organise choral festivals, workshops, seminars, conventions, and other events and also promote Naga choral music, composers and arrangers.

The association members include Vimezo Iralu as president who did his 

Master of Church Music in Choral Conducting, Singapore Bible College presently the worship director, Union Baptist Church, Kohima, Hito Kiho as vice president Master of Music, Major in Choral Conducting, St. Paul University Manila, Philippines, presently the music director, Purana Bazar Sumi Baptist Church East Dimapur conducting Faculty at Nagaland Conservatory of Music (NCM), Dimapur

R. Mhonroni Lotha, as general secretary who did her Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA, presently serving as Assistant Professor, Margaret Shishak School of Music (MSSM), Patkai Christian College (Autonomous). Pfotokho Kayina, as finance secretary

Master of Music Major in Choral Conducting, St. Paul University Manila, Philippines who is presently the faculty, Nagaland Conservatory of Music (NCM), Dimapur and Kevisekuo Sechu as Public Relations Officer 

Master of Music in Music Education, Voice Emphasis, St. Paul University Manila, Philippines who is also serving as Assistant Professor, Margaret Shishak School of Music (MSSM), Patkai Christian College (Autonomous). The advisors of NCDA includes Lipokmar Tzudir and James Swu.