The Madras Musical Association is the longest surviving Western Music Organisation east of the Suez, committed to project, perform and propagate western music in this part of the world.
The Nucleus of the MMA is its choir which has not only performed all over India but also in several International Church music festivals including Coventry in 1998 and 2000 and Chester in 2006 in the UK. So even though the choir is the main arm of the association, it also indulged in presenting a wide array of music ranging from Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Country and Western, World music, Pop, Comic Operas and Musicals.
The Madras Musical Association (MMA) celebrated the inaugural programme of their 125th year celebrations. Over the years, the MMA choir and symphony orchestra have performed all genres of music. Ravi Santhosham, chairman and convener, spoke about MMA’s journey. The orchestra
Six bright musicians under the age of 18 sang sopranos and played classics by Beethoven, Mozart and more with ease. The Young Artists – Anu Immanuel Carlos, Earl Joseph, Malavika Shankar, Lydian Nadhaswaram, Amirtha Varshini & Yazhini. Mr Immanuel Thiyakeswaran
Is an initiative by The Madras Musical Association as a part of it’s 125th year celebrations in 2018; to promote talent and western classical music. The Recitals are held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at The Arulnathar Lutheran Church, Kellys,
The Madras Musical Association participated in the Asia Pacific Choir Games held in Colombo.
In June 2009, the choir was invited to perform in the International Church music festival in Rome with a mass choir.
Carols by Candlelight has become a much loved and highly anticipated Christmas tradition.
The Madras Musical Association 125th Year Celebrations
The year of celebrations begin here at the WCC College Auditorum on the 23rd Feb 2018.
What They Said…
It is with great delight that I hear of The Madras Musical Association Symphony Orchestra's concert performing Mozart's Symphony No.35 in Chennai on June 29th and 30th 2018. What can be a greater testament to music than an association celebrating their 125th year in India. May I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to Augustine Paul, the choristers, and members of the orchestra."