Classical Voice of Uttar Pradesh, a state level classical music competition, was held on November 3, 2012 at Sant Gadge Auditorium, Gomtinagar, Lucknow.It was the dedication, effort and enthusiasm of a small group of music lovers which made it possible to hold a programme of such scale.The competition covered 9 main cities of Uttar Pradesh, covering over 165 schools and nearly 400 participants over a period of 5 months.A team of dedicated music lovers and experts went to the various cities and took audition of bright youngsters. In our auditions to the various cities we were amply helped by a panel of outstation judges: Dr Madhu Shukla from Allahabad, Prof. Ram Shankar Singh from Varanasi, Mrs Aastha Goswami from Vrindavan and Dr Nishtha Sharma from Kanpur. We are grateful to our hosts at the various cities for having kindly hosted our programme and provided us the facilities:
|Venue||Our Coordinator for the City||City|
|Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidyalaya||Pt. Haridutt Sharma||Ghaziabad|
|Sunbeam Annapurna||Mr Deepak Madhok||Varanasi|
|Rampus School||Mr Premchand Srivastava||Gorakhpur|
|Saraswati Shishu Mandir||Mr Raman Singh Dhakar||Agra|
|Bharat Bhavan Instt of Visual & Performing Arts||Mr Rajendra Agarwal||Mathura|
|Bal Vidya Mandir||Dr Madhu Shukla||Allahabad|
|Phoenix Mall||Mr Vijay Sharma||Bareilly|
|United Public School||Dr Nishtha Sharma||Kanpur|
Selected candidates were invited for Semi Finals held in Lucknow on October 28, 2012 and November 2, 2012.Finalists were judged by a panel of eminent judges both outstation and local.
Grand Final was held on November 3, 2012.Mrs Dimple Yadav, Member of Parliament, kindly consented to be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Programme concluded with a tabla recital by Ustad Arif Khan from Mumbai.
Prize Distribution and Felicitation ceremony was held on November 4, 2012. His Excellency, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri BL Joshi kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the occasion and gave away the prizes.
The programme concluded with a vocal recital by Ustad Arshad Ali of ITCSRA, Kolkata
Sponsors of the programme:State Bank of India, UP Tourism, Sahara India Parivar
|District||School/College||Participants||For Semi Finals|
|Bareilly/ Rampur/ Moradabad||16||25||3|
Members of the organization went to these centres to take audition of participants.
Judges were : Sri Milon Debnath, Dr Manisha Saxena, Mrs Manjula Roye and outstation judges like Sri RamShanker Singh ( to Allahabad), Dr Madhu Shukla ( to Varanasi), Mrs Aastha Goswami ( to Mathura), Dr Nishtha Sharma( to Lucknow).
|October 28, 2012 at Gurukul Academy from 9.30 am onwards||Participants from Lucknow, Allahabad and Kanpur participated.|
|November 2, 2012 at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium from 9.30 am onwards.||Participants from Gorakhpur, Agra, Mathura, Varanasi, Ghaziabad & Bareilly Contestants were provided with to and fro sleeper class fare.|
|GRAND FINALS–November 3, 2012 ( Saturday ) Venue: Sant Gadgeji Maharaj Sangeet Natak Academy Auditorium , Gomtinagar, Lucknow||Chief Guest : Mrs Dimple Yadav, Member of Parliament Performance by Tabla maestro Ustad Arif Khan, Mumbai.|
|Classical Voice of Agra »||Sheetal Chauhan|
|Classical Voice of Lucknow »||Pooja Tiwari|
|Classical Voice of Varanasi »||Apoorva Tiwari|
|Classical Voice of Ghaziabad »||Arul Seth|
|Classical Voice of Kanpur »||Sita Yadav|
|Classical Voice of Allahabad »||Vineet Srivastava|
|Classical Voice of Bareilly »||Jayshri Mukherji|
|Classical Voice of Gorakhpur »||Kritika Pandey|
|Winning Shield for the Most Promising Institution in Lucknow : »||La Martiniere Girls College|
|Trophy for the Best Organised Institution in our Audition Rounds : »||Sunbeam Annapurna, Varanasi|
Pays homage to the memories of Late Padmashri Ustad Niyaz Ahmed-Fayyaz Ahmed Khan.
Felicitation being received by Ustad Sarfaraz Ahmed Khan, son of Ustad Fayyaz Ahmed Khan, from His Excellency, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Sri BL Joshi & Late Mrs Susheela Mishra
Felicitation being received by Mr & Mrs Shukla, nephew of Mrs Susheela Mishra, from His Excellency, Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Sri B.L. Joshi