Hyderabad Western Music Foundation is pleased to present Roger W. Lowther, the Deccan Voices, incl. brass instruments and our guest conductor Pauline Warjri. A collaboration with Integrated Arts Movement, Bangalore.
Saturday, 8th Nov. 6.30 pm at St. John's Church, Secunderabad
Roger W. Lowther received his Master of Music in Organ Performance from The Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Roger Lowther serves as Director of Faith and Art at Grace City Church Tokyo in Japan and is the founder and director of Community Arts Tokyo, connecting people to the church through the arts. Roger continues to be heavily involved in relief work in response to the trifold earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan. Roger lives in downtown Tokyo, Japan with his wife Abi and four small boys Aidan, Eastin, Coen, and Kaizen.
Video Roger W. Lowther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yBGfLNW6WQ
Pauline Warjri (Licentiate; Guildhall School of Music, London) is a freelance musician from Shillong. She has written for solo piano, voice, choirs, jazzband and other instruments. She toured as a trainer and vocal coach with the Shillong Chamber Choir and founded the Bangalore Chamber Choir in 2004. Pauline was the local piano examiner for the Bangalore School of Music 2002-2006. On her return to Shillong in 2007 Pauline founded the Aroha Choir and the Aroha Children’s Choir besides founding the Aroha Music School. She is engaged in spreading music education to a cross section of people from all over the North-East. She has written several music text books for the primary, junior and intermediate level. She is currently writing for advanced students as well. Her Oratorio (the first Khasi Oratorio) written for choir, jazz band and indigenous Khasi instruments was premiered in 2009 in collaboration with one of Germany’s most exciting jazz quartets the U-team. This has put the local performers in touch with their mother tongue as well being a land mark in the development of contemporary Khasi music.