April 15, 2018
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CTU 2018 Abhivandanam

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam and Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago are glad to announce the 2018 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, Lakshmi Ashtotharam, Nama Ramayanam and Hanuman Chalisa by CTU trained group of children and adults at the Lord Rama Sannidhi of the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, IL.

This year, the Utsava Abhivandanam will be held on Sat, Apr 28, 2018 in the morning.

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April 14, 2018
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CTU 2018 Vocal and Violin Camp

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce a Carnatic music camp conducted by Sri B.U.Ganesh Prasad where music students will learn basic & advanced compositions of various Composers and general orientation on techniques for developing Raga Alapana & Swara Kalpana on both Vocal and Violin.

This camp will be conducted between 3rd July  to 17th July 2018 in Naperville, IL.

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March 28, 2018
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CTU 2018 Tickets and Donations

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam welcomes everyone to attend the 42nd Memorial Day Festival in 2018 on the following days:

  • Saturday, 26 May 2018 through Monday, 28 May 2018

We welcome everyone to attend and actively participate on all days to enjoy the music and several activities that involve the children, youth and adults of all ages.

The Utsavam continues to grow thanks to your whole-hearted donations.  While making your payments, please consider donating additional amounts of your choice by specifying the Additional Contribution amount before clicking the Checkout button.

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March 27, 2018
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CTU 2018 Divya Nama Sankeerthanams

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce the performance of Divya Nama Sankeertanams during the 2018 Memorial Day music festival.

The following Divya Nama Sankeertanams will be performed this year:

  • Kuvalaya daLa nayana, nAta kurinji rAgam, Adi tALam
  • daSaratha nandana, asAvEri rAgam, Adi tALam

Registration Deadline: 15 Apr 2018

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March 25, 2018
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CTU 2018 Pragata Samarpanam Performance

CTU is glad to announce the 2018 Pragata-samarpanam performance as part of the Homage to Tyagaraja performances during the 2018 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. 

Pragata-samarpanam Registration Deadline: 10 Apr, 2018.

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March 12, 2018
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CTU 2018 Program Schedule

CTU welcomes you to attend the 42nd Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam music festival to be held during the Memorial Day weekend from Sat, 26 May 2018 to Mon, 28 May, 2018 at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, Lemont, IL.

The evolving Program Schedule is provided below.  We will continue to update this schedule with additional details in the coming few weeks.

Please click on Stay Informed to share your latest contact information and interests so that we can keep you updated on CTU events and activities.   

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March 11, 2018
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CTU 2018 Menu

Here is the menu for the sumptuous home-cooked feast that is provided to the attendees on the first day of the Utsavam, Saturday, 26 May 2018. CTU looks forward to your assistance in the preparation of the items.

If you are interested in joining the CTU family of culinary artists, please provide us your contact information by clicking on Food Volunteer and we will get back to you in due course.

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March 10, 2018
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CTU 2018 Registration Guidelines

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam announces the registration process for the Homage to Tyagaraja sessions during this music festival. Children and adults pay homage to Saint Tyagaraja at this festival. CTU invites you to actively participate on all days of our festival.

CTU 2018 Registration Deadline: Sunday, 22 Apr 2018

Tyagaraja Homage Program involves the vocal or instrumental rendition of Saint Tyagaraja’s compositions by the participants.

Updated 15 Mar 2018: Thank you to those of you who have registered for the Homage to Tyagaraja sessions at the #CTU2018 festival this year. Please note that there is a very limited number of slots available for Individual Performances this year.  CTU may not be in a position to accommodate registrations for Individual Performances received after today.  Registrations received for Individual Performances received after today will be wait listed. Wait listed registrations for Individual Performances may be accommodated depending on various factors including cancellations and no-shows. We are also exploring the possibility of additional time-slots for Individual Performances but do not have any details yet.  

 

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March 9, 2018
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CTU 2018 Call for Culinary Artists

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam serves food on all days of the Annual Music Festival held during the Memorial Day weekend.

A sumptuous home cooked meal 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. If you are interested in joining the CTU family of culinary artists, please provide us your contact information below and we will contact you in due course.

Have you checked out the mouth-watering CTU Recipes lately?

Thank you!

 

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March 9, 2018
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CTU 2018 Call for Articles

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam publishes the Tyagaraja Vijayam, a magazine released during the Annual Memorial Day Festival and distributed to hundreds of attending families each year.  

We welcome your article submissions to be considered for publication by the CTU Editorial Board in the 2018 Tyagaraja Vijayam magazine.  

Submission Deadline: 20 Apr 2018.

How to submit: Please e-mail ctu {dot} pubs {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam.org.

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