30th Annual Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival of Michigan
Saturday May 20th, 2017
30th Anniversary Group Registrations Only
(Preference will be given to groups of 4+)
Singing coordinators: Ganga Rajkumar (email@example.com)
Food Coordinators: Meena Sankar (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Charu Shankar (email@example.com)
2017 Registrations: Due to the 30th Anniversary Celebrations and the special double header concert, we are limiting singing registration to GROUPS ONLY! Please wait for the confirmation email from the singing coordinator to confirm your slot. Individual slots will be opened up at a different event/venue later. Appreciate your understanding in this matter. Please come and support our annual pilgrimage to Paschima Kasi in Flint, MI.
Updates for 2014 and beyond: To be fair to the visiting artist and the public attending the festivities, we are limiting entries on a first come first serve basis to 55 slots. Not everyone who signs up will be selected. The singing coordinator will contact you 1-2 weeks before the event. Appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
The whole day event with food, fun, festivities and a grand concert from traveling artists from India has always been FREE for the community and supporters - courtesy Flint Temple & GLAC. Come, eat, pray, listen and enjoy the musical homage to St Thyagaraja in Michigan.
May 13th: #Detroit4Flint - 2nd annual Flint Cleanup Program
Join the GLAC volunteer event to clean & spruce up the Flint temple premises on May 13st at 10am. We ask volunteers for only 4-6hrs of time for the noble cause. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register or send us an email to register.
|Individuals and Groups are welcome to register to participate in the
It is our intention to accommodate as many participants as possible. However due to time constraints, it may not be possible to accommodate everyone. The following are our guidelines to maximize the participation of the entrants. The names of the entrants will be registered and prioritized according to the order in which the entry requests were received.
Guidelines for Registration
|Each participant will be allowed to participate in only one event. The same participant cannot present a solo vocal piece and later join in a group for a second item.|
|Participants who choose to perform Varnams or Geethams or Non-Thygaraja Krithis will not be registered for this program.|
|The time limit for each participant is 4 minutes. In view of the time constraints, the Krithis have to be rendered without Alapanai or Neraval or Kalpanaswarams.|
|Participants who missed the time slot assigned to them in advance, due to late arrival will be accommodated at the end, if only time permits.|
|At the time of registration, the participants are required to give the
following details for the Thyagaraja Krithi that they are going to perform.
1. Name of Participant
2. Presentation - Vocal/Violin/Veena/Flute/Mridangam etc.
6. Individual/group – If Group, give names of all participants in the group
7. Age of the participant(s)
8. Contact phone number / email address
|A FREE LUNCH will be served between 12.30 and 1.30PM
in keeping with the spirit and tradition of the Aradhana.|
The following are the Coordinators for the LUNCH to be provided for everyone in attendance on the day of the event: Coordinators:
|Please contact the LUNCH coordinators above if you would like to volunteer to cook food for the Lunch. Donations in the form of Soft Drinks, Napkins, Paper Plates, Plastic Cutlery and even Trash Bags are WELCOME. Your support to volunteer for the food preparation is very much appreciated in advance.|
Children,Adults, and Groups are welcome to register to participate in this event. The individual singing program will be subject to the following guidelines:
|The krithi chosen to be performed should be only Thyagaraja Krithi.|
|Each participant will be allowed to participate in only one event. The same participant cannot participate in a solo vocal piece and later participate on an instrument or as part of a group.|
|The time limit for each participant is 4 minutes. This time limit will be strictly enforced.|
At the time of registration , the participant is required to give the following details for the Krithi that they are going to perform.
|Name of Participant|
|Krithi, Raagam, Thaalam|
|Individual/group – If Group, names of all participants of the group|
|Age of the participant(s)|
|Contact phone number/email address|
We will not register participants who choose to perform Varnams or Geethams
The Krithi needs to be rendered without any Alapanai or Neraval or Kalpanaswarams.
It is our intention to accommodate each and every participant. However due to the volume of participants we may not be able to accommodate all of them. We will register all the names and prioritize them as follows
Children will be given preference over adults
Groups will be given preference over individuals
First timers will be given preference over repeat performers
This Thyagaraja Aradhana Program has always been offered FREE.
Your GENEROUS DONATIONS to the Flint Temple are always appreciated on the day of the program. All Donations in the form of CHECK to be written to the favor of The Paschimakasi Temple, Flint, Michigan. Cash donations are also welcome.
We are counting on your generosity and we kindly request all those who plan to attend the program to donate generously and support our temple which has been providing the use of the facilities and has also hosted the event for the past 25years.
Thanks for your understanding and continued support of this annual event.