Utsavam 2017

The 41st Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam will be celebrated over a four-day period from Saturday, 27 May 2017 through Monday, 29 May 2017 and on Sat, 3 June 2017.  The #CTU2017 festival will be held during the Memorial Day weekend and the weekend that follows. We welcome everyone to attend and actively participate in the festivities on all days. Please mark your calendars for this festival of music, food and many activities that involve the children, youth and adults of all ages.

Program Schedule

The program schedule is still evolving.  Additional details will be provided as and when they are available.

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Tickets and Donations

Please click on Making Payments to purchase your tickets and make your donations for #CTU2017.

Call for Food Volunteers

CTU will be serving food on all days of this year’s Annual Music Festival.  A sumptuous home-cooked meal using many of the popular CTU Recipes prepared by our community of well-wishers is served on the first day to complement the musical feast. We certainly appreciate your assistance in preparing this feast. Please click on Food Volunteer if you are interested in joining the #CTU2017 family of culinary artists

Homage to Tyagaraja Registration

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam announces the registration process for the Homage to Tyagaraja sessions during the #CTU2017 music festival. Children and adults pay homage to Saint Tyagaraja at this festival. CTU invites you to actively participate on all days of the festival.  Registration Deadline: Apr 23, 2017.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Utsava Abhivandanam 2017

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam and Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago are glad to announce the 2017 Utsava Abhivandanam function that heralds the arrival of the Annual Music Festival during the Memorial Day weekend each year. This function features the Utsava Sampradaya Krithis, Nama Ramayanam, Lakshmi Ashtothram and Hanuman Chalisa by CTU trained group of children and adults at the Lord Rama Sannidhi at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, IL.  This year, the Utsava Abhivandanam will be held on Sat, May 6, 2017 in the morning.

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Divya Nama Sankeerthanams 2017 

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce the performance of Divya Nama Sankeertanams during the #CTU2017 Memorial Day music festival. 

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Pragata Samarpanam 2017

CTU is glad to announce the 2017 Pragata Samarpanam performance as part of the Homage to Tyagaraja performances during the 41st year #CTU2017 Memorial Day music festival. Pragata Samarpanam is a performance by representatives of the more experienced generations of well-wishers who have laid the foundation for nurturing our cultural values and tradition for generations to come. 

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CTU 2017 Annual Music Competition

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam will be conducting its 14th Annual Music Competition on Sat, 3 June 2017.

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Contributing to CTU

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam relies on your continued support to organize various events around the year including the Memorial Day Music festival.  Please find various ways to support CTU by volunteering or through through individual and corporate sponsorships.

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