CTU 2015 Bhavayami Raghuramam Performance

Chicago Tyagaraja Utsavam is glad to announce the Bhavayami Raghuramam performance during the 2015 Memorial Day music festival. Composed by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal, this composition describes the entire story of Ramayana. CTU trained children and adults will deliver this coordinated performance following the M. S. Subbulakshmi style.
At CTU’s request, Sangeetha Menon will work with Jayashree Venkatesh and Rama Gurupalli to conduct the training for the overall performance.

They are the CTU 2015 Bhavayami Teachers.

Participation Guidelines

  • The performance will be in G-Shruthi.
  • Participants must be able to sing or play the following with ease:
    • Sarali Varisai through Alankaram (3 speeds)
    • Geethams and Swara Jathis
    • At least 6 Varnams in 2 speeds
  • Participants must have fully learnt Bhavayami Raghuramam by January 31, 2015 from any one of the CTU 2015 Bhavayami Teachers or their own teacher.
  • CTU 2015 Bhavayami Raghuramam Teachers will conduct group practice sessions for trained participants from Feb 2015 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 5 pm to 7 pm leading up to the 2015 Memorial Day music festival.
  • Participants must attend the group practice sessions on a regular basis and be open to corrections in order for the group of participants to come out with a well-coordinated, synchronized, high-quality performance.
  • Children and adults of all ages are welcome to register their interest in participating.


The registration for the CTU 2015 Bhavayami Performance has been closed as of 30 Nov 2014.

CTU 2015 Bhavayami Raghuramam Teachers will determine participants who will be trained for this performance based on various criteria including the extent to which they can properly render the composition and their regularity in attendance.

CTU 2015 Bhavayami Raghuramam Coordinator will contact interested participants on next steps.


Non-refundable Registration Fee: $20

  • Participants must pay the non-refundable registration fee by the end of Jan 2015 before the commencement of the group practice sessions in Feb 2015.
  • The registration fee applies separately for every participant.  If there are two participants from the same family, two separate payments must be made by that family.
  • This amount will be applied towards the payment due for the participants to attend the CTU 2015 Memorial Day music festival on the day of the Bhavayami Raghuramam performance.
  • Participants taking part in other CTU performances (individual and group) during the Memorial Day festival are required to pay the daily rate for the day on which those performances are held.
  • Payment made for a given day only applies for the events scheduled for that day. Thus, Bhavayami Raghuramam participants must pay the daily rate for the day on which Bhavayami Raghuramam performance is scheduled.
  • Payment made for any other day during festival will not count towards the payment for the day of the Bhavayami performance.
  • The remaining balance for the participant to attend all applicable days of the Memorial Day music festival can be paid once the 2015 rates are announced.

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