Temples around Bangalore are carefully selected to present these concerts in a serene ambience. This months Temple Bells Features the famous vocalist- Ganakalashree. Vidhushi M.S. Sheela and a veena concert by Vidhushi Geetha Navale.
The forthcoming Temple Bells concert series is held at Sri Maha Ganapathi temple on the auspicious occasion of their 19th anniversary celebration on May 4th 2007, 6.00 pm onwards. This beautiful temple is located on the 1st cross, 2nd block, R.T. Nagar Bangalore. For more details call 23632155, 9844111984.
M.S Sheela is one of the leading contemporary vocalists from India with worldwide acclaim. A disciple of Sri R.K.Srikantan, she has been performing regularly on on Indian television and radio. She also studied music extensively, having done her post-graduate work in the field.
M.S. Sheela is known for her versatility and excels in bringing rare songs and scales to her audience. In addition to being an integral part of the prestigious music festivals in India, she has also performed at many important international music festivals and institutions in U.S.A, Canada and the Middle East and Australia.
She is the recipient of several awards, including the Ganakalashree, Rajyotsava Award (a State Government award), Ananya Puraskar, "Sangeetha Amrithavarshini", and the "Sangeetha Gana Kalanidhi" to name a few. M.S Sheela is currently the Executive Director of "Hamsadhwani Creations", a cultural organization in Bangalore, India, which promotes classical music and dance. Sheela is declared as “Asthana Vidushi’ of Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.
Geetha Navale is a very spontaneous musician and a skillful player .An inspired individual and an ardent proponent of the veena, an ancient South Indian Classical instrument, her unique sound comes from a deep study of the traditions and idioms of Carnatic Music.
She strongly feels that culture is not evolving in isolation anymore. This has led to many collaborative projects with artistes of various genres around the world.