Mantra & Motherland Concert at The National Museum of Singapore

30 October 2011, Singapore – The National Museum of Singapore presents two music performances by Orlando Consort and Alp Bora Quartet in November.

The Orlando Consort

Mantra by the Orlando Consort
Mantra by the Orlando Consort

A renowned four Englishmen chamber music ensemble, the Orlando Consort is famous for their impeccable intonation and rich tones.  In Mantra – Musical Conversations across the Indian Ocean, they will be joined by award-winning British Asian musician and tabla player, Kuljit Bharma who has worked on film scores for hit movies such as Bend It Like Beckham and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; sitarist Jonathan Mayer, famed for being one of the world’s most versatile sitarists who has collaborated with artistes such as Sir Paul McCartney and Noel Gallagher; and up-and-coming 24-year-old British Asian singer, Shahid Khan of Goldie’s Band – By Royal Appointment fame, who has performed for Prince Harry at the Buckingham Palace.

They will be performing in Sanskrit, Punjabi, Arabic and Latin, recreating Indian music of the 16th century where Goan Indians joined in music-making in the churches alongside Portuguese missionaries, celebrating the historical cross-cultural encounters and applying their collective experiences to create a new dialogue for the 21st century.

This performance will last for 70 minutes without intermission on 4 & 5 November 2011


Alp Bora Quartet

Motherland by Alp Bora Quartet
Motherland by Alp Bora Quartet

World and folk music will take centre stage with Motherland, a melodious performance in Turkish by the Alp Bora Quartet.  Drawing inspirations from the musical heritage of the Anatolian city of Ankara, the birthplace of front man Alp Bora,  Motherland will also infuse chamber music and jazz influences of Austria, celebrating folkloric music from Turkey and the Balkan countries.

The quartet will perform songs from and dedicated to Bora’s hometown, Istanbul, promising an evening of mesmerising and uplifting music with the sounds of a violin, cello and percussion beats.

Motherland will be performed on 25 November 2011.


Ticketing  Information

  • Mantra : S$38
  • Motherland S$28
  • Discount:  15% when you purchase tickets for both Mantra and Motherland.
  • Where:  Purchase tickets from the Stamford Visitor Services Counter at the National Museum or Singapore or SISTIC at or +65 6348 5555

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