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.

Public Launch

August, 2017 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

"Where words fail, music speaks": once quoted by Hans Christian Anderson, the wording perfectly encapsulates the essence of Islamic song. Birthed on Sri Lankan shores in 2017 and co-founded by Haadia Galely (Executive Director) and Professor André de Quadros (Artistic Director, Composer), we marked our debut in the public eye with two consecutive performances in Colombo. As friends, family and well-wishers gathered under one roof in anticipation of our collective Voice and new-found artistry, musical traditions of the Muslim world rang through the air, laden with naats, hamds and Sufi-style qawaalis. Having being established as an ensemble uniquely unconventional at the Russian Cultural Centre, we stepped into the lush gardens of The Sooriya Village for a second launch, exclusively exposing music of such powerful calibre to ardent music enthusiasts.