Golden melodies and Broadway magic light up Delhi stage
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Golden melodies and Broadway magic light up Delhi stage

A musical titled Broadway Goldies was staged in Delhi recently. The show by the The Lyric Ensemble of Delhi brought forth the magic of melodies from the golden era of Broadway musicals

delhi Updated: May 17, 2017 18:18 IST
Naina Arora
Naina Arora
Hindustan Times
Broadway Goldies, a musical by Situ Singh Buehler ‘Lyric Ensemble of Delhi’, opened to a thundrous response from Delhiites recently.

Broadway Goldies, an aptly titled musical,featuring compositions by renowned composers Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and theatre director and producer Oscar Hammerstein, enthralled Delhiites at the Gymkhana Club recently. The show by the Lyric Ensemble of Delhi encompassed a wide variety of styles by classically trained musicians, singers and dancers.

Natasha Rekhi, Namrata Juneja and Anandini Singh open the show with The Man I Love from the musical Lady Be Good.

The Lyric Ensemble of Delhi, a western music group was founded by concert artist and vocal coach, Situ Singh Buehler in 2016, along with Clayton Duggan as music director, and Diniz Sanchez as the stage director. The ensemble covers everything from jazz, Opera to Broadway show tunes.

A still from the production, Broadway Goldies.

Situ Singh Buehler who has been teaching music for over 20 years, has sung in 11 languages and specialised in many genres of vocal music such as Oratorio, Lieder. She says the conception of The Lyric Ensemble of Delhi (LED) was as an opportunity, to introduce relatively new forms of music to the audience in the country and also to provide a performance platform to her students. “The idea is to entertain Delhi with more diverse forms of music, but to make it relatable and remove any elitism that comes attached with it. Moreover, all the singers go through my hands so there is a high standard of quality; they’re all classically trained,” says Situ.

Broadway Goldies, the production was staged by The Lyric Ensemble of Delhi (LED) in Delhi recently.

Musical director, Clayton Duggan speaking on the performance, says, “The singers rose to the challenge splendidly by singing and acting with great expression and sincerity. It was a pleasure to work with them on this production.”

Art Director Diniz Sanchez kept the grandeur of the production intact with elaborate costumers and synchronised dance moves. “The response was marvellous. It only goes on to prove that there is scope for genres other than Bollywood in India. The interest and appreciation has been overwhelming . For a group that started in Situ’s living room, LED has come a long way. The audience can expect great things from LED going forward,” he said.

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First Published: May 17, 2017 18:18 IST