Calling All International Participants

The Muslim Choral Ensemble is pleased to announce the Inaugural residency of the World Muslim Choral Ensemble (WMCE) will now be held from 17 to 24 July 2022 in Sri Lanka.

We express our thanks for your patience as we continue to navigate through ongoing pandemic situations. Even though these circumstances continue to remain a cause for concern in some countries more than others, we intend to find feasible ways to move forward, and to conduct the event with due consideration to the prevailing health and safety regulations in Sri Lanka as well as globally, ensuring the well-being and security of participating nations.

If you are a singer or musician, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, interested in being a part of this landmark initiative, we request you to send in your application in accordance with the requirements mentioned in the form found on our website for further details.

We look forward to your invaluable support and hope that together we will create this platform for peace-building and shared humanity.

The Choir

The Muslim Choral Ensemble (MCE), Sri Lanka, is the first ensemble of its type in South Asia, and possibly the world. We perform spiritual and devotional songs in praise of God and the Prophet Mohammed as well as Sufi songs. Our songs and recitations are performed in a series of languages including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and English.

MCE was founded under the guidance of Ms Haadia Galely, a long established and renowned music promoter in Sri Lanka, and Artistic Director, Dr André de Quadros, Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Music Education, Boston University. The Ensemble was formed in 2017 with just four choristers, and has now grown to a twenty singers and four instrumentalists.

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