Nupur School of Rabindra Sangeet started its journey a long time ago. And here, we would like to share a summarised history with you.
To start with, we have uploaded a audio greetings from legendary Subinoy Roy to Mrs Pompa Dhar and Nupur School.
Nupur School of Rabindra Sangeet was established in 1980 with the objective of providing children in th eUK with the opportunity to learn more about the culture and tranditions of Bengal. However, over years it has attracted people of all ages and now has a complement of adult students.
Nupur School of Rabindra Sangeet (NSORS) specialises in teaching Rabindra Sangeet i.e. songs of great Bengali poet and philosopher, nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and is dedicated to promoting his ideals and teachings. In addition to teaching songs, the school also seeks to encourage and develop self-esteem and confidence among its students. A further aim of the school is, therefore, to prepare its students to respect and successfully cope with both the cultures of their host nation and that of their parents.
Since it was established, NSORS has staged several major public performances of Tagore’s dance dramas at prestigious venues, such as The Commonwealth Institute and Logan Hall, London University.
In a continuing tradition of excellence, NSORS has drawn its performers from a pool of known and unknown talent and it has been the privilege of NSORS to have had the contribution of many great and talented individuals over the years.
Subinoy Roy, Ritu Guha, Abhirup Guhathakurta, Sanghamitra Gupta, Pramita Mallick, Rezwana Chaudhury Banya are some of the well known Rabindra Sangeet singers who have graced the stages of London under the auspicious of NSORS as has Budhadev Dasgupta, the eminent Sarod player and Alokananda Roy, the famous Oddissi dancer. These talented contributions are a testimony to the reputation and standing of NSORS in the eyes of its peers.
In 1986, students from NSORS participated in the celebration of Tagore’s 125th birth anniversary at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. This concert was organized by ‘Tagoreans’, a well-known organization in the UK promoting Tagore’s work.
In 2007, NSORS held its third convocation where six of its students received their Diploma certificates.