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.

Yale International Choral Festival

June, 2018 | New Haven, USA

June 2018 saw us step onto the stage of the Yale International Choral Festival, upon invitation by the Yale Alumni choir; an honour and challenge in one, as we slipped into musical renditions amidst participating musical bodies from across the world and under the distinguished eye of Yale. Tapping into the warmth, the soul and the essence of Islamic music, we delivered performances nothing short of pure, authentic musical artistry and unbridled faith, alongside the choral strong-suits of Mexico, Germany and New York, as well as the Yale Alumni choir. Drawing on a warm welcome by the audience, who had previously never borne witness to a genre of such powerful entrancement, we performed repertoires brimming with devotional praise, from naats to hamds and from baiths to Sufi-style qawaalis.