The Shillong Chamber Trio
The Shillong Chamber Choir, founded in 2001 by Neil Nongkynrih is a multi-genre choir which won the reality TV show ‘India’s Got Talent’ in 2010. The same year also saw the choir being awarded three gold awards at the 6th World Choir Games for Musica Sacra, Gospel and Popular Music.
The choir’s versatility ranges from performances with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Fitz William Quartet to collaborations with known icons like Amitabh Bachchan for the opening of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 6’.
They have also teamed up with other recognized names like Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Usha Uthup. Their Christmas album in 2011 became the highest selling in the country for non-cinematic music.
The SCC has performed extensively in India and toured Europe, the UK, Canada, North America and South East Asia. The choir has also been recipients of several accolades.
The choir performed at President Pratibha Patil's presidential banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on and for the U.S. President Barack Obama during their November visit to India.
They have also performed at Rashtrapati Bhavan at the invitation of then president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2002.
In 2011, they collaborated with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy at the second ‘Global Indian Music Awards’ (GIMA) and have even composed and sang four songs for their debut Malayalam movie ‘Goodbye December’.
The Shillong Chamber choir has been touring extensively all around India and the world gaining fame and recognition. Their future projects include involvement in music videos, movies and concerts all over India.