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This angellic-looking choir trained by the famous Fabrizio Mastroianni sing Gregorian, Hebrew and Sanskrit (Govindam Adi Purusham) chants at the opening ceremony of the Bhaktivedanta Institute's international conference, Life And Its Origin, at the Protomoteca Hall, Rome. November 12th 2004. (Dina Anukampana Das helped them in their rehearsals with the Sanskrit pronunciation.)
Dr Fabrizio Mastroianni, director of www.radiokrishna.com, like his father, is an expert Gregorian Chanter and he established this wonderful choir of young girls who live in the outskirts of Rome but who hail from families of very different cultures and backgrounds, and he teaches them to sing and chant ancient traditional religious chants from the various religions of the world. He finds great joy in doing this.
Here the girls are seen singing at the opening ceremony of the above-mentioned conference, and they literally stole the show! I had the fortune to help train them up in singing and pronouncing the Sanskrit as best as they could, for the pleasure of Śrīla Śrīpād Mahārāj.
On that day, due to unavoidable circumstances, the program started nearly an hour late, and these girls, who had come by bus from the outskirts of Rome were tired and hungry, yet they stood quiety for so long, and when finally they sang, they simply stole everyone's heart.... Śrīla Śrīpād Mahārāj spontaneously
went up to them and everyone else followed and there ensued a spontaneous photo taking session, no doubt further disrupting the already late program, but nonetheless enlivening and charming everyone! This was envisioned by Srila Sripad Maharaj, whose wonderful and gentle ways captured the hearts of all who ever interacted with him! All glories to Śrīla Śrīpād Mahārāj Gurudev!
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