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Welcome!The Bharatiya Sangeetha Sangham Montreal is the first organization dedicated to the promotion of classical Indian art forms in Quebec.  Founded in 1979, we seek to educate and entertain Montreal audiences by organizing workshops and concerts presented by leading representatives of Indian classical arts.  We invite you to browse the content of our new website to find out more about us, our activities and the core of volunteers who run our association!

Bharatiya Sangeetha Sangham is a non-profit charitable organization (updated July 14)

Registration number: BN88-989-6197-RR0001

In 1972, a group of classical music lovers created an informal association to invite leading artists from India to perform in Montreal.  Those who played an active role in organizing and financing these concerts included Kasi Anantha, A. Krishnan, Vijay Mathur, Dr.NPV Nair, Dr.V.  Seshadri, Dr Bobby Srinivasan and Dr MNS Swamy.

The first concert took place in 1972 in which Eamni Sankara Sastry performed on the Veena accompanied by Trichy Sankaran.  The following year, TN Krishnan gave a violin concert accompanied by Trichy Sankaran & Viji Krishnan.  In 1974, MS Gopalakrishnan gave two concerts playing the violin in the Carnatic style accompanied by Trichy Sankaran and in the Hindustani style accompanied by Narendra Verma.  MSG’s 24-concert North American tour was sponsored by A. Krishnan & K. Anantha.  In 1976, the North American tour of ML Vasanthakumari and other leading artists was sponsored by A. Krishnan, K. Anantha, Dr. Nair, Dr. Seshadri & Dr. Srinivasan in collaboration with CMANA. The success of this event led to the birth of the Bharatiya Sangeetha Sangham in 1978.

Bharatiya Sangeetha Sangham was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit cultural organization.  Although the constitution of the Sangham included a wide range