Musical Highlights

Sri Chinmoy has been composing and performing for over four decades

 

 

 

Concert Highlights

• 777 plus  held in 62 countries since March 1984
• 19,000 people attended the Montreal Concert on Sep. 23, 2000, largest to date
• 9 concerts over 10,000
• 12 concerts of 7,000 - 10,000
• 15 concerts of 5,000 - 7,000
• 32 concerts of 3,000 - 5,000
• 100+ concerts of 1,000 - 3,000
• 31 Presidents, Prime Ministers, Heads of Government & Royals were guests of honour
   at private performances or public concerts
• 90 University concerts (Including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, Oxford, the    Sorbonne, Moscow and Tokyo Universities)
• 13 concerts dedicated to President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union
• 14 concerts dedicated to Raisa Maximovna Gorbachev, First Lady of the Soviet Union
• 50 Concerts held in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations
• 50 Concerts held in honour of the 50th Anniversary of India’s Independence
• 48 Concerts held in honour of the New Millennium.
For these last 3 concert series, messages were sent from Great Britain’s
Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair,
the UN’s Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mother Teresa.
• 6 Concerts offered at Royal Albert Hall, more than any other world renowned venue

 

 

 

 

Performance Highlights


• 1 May 2004 / National Theatre, Maribor, Slovenia
Gave opening meditation and esraj performance at an international concert
attended by 11 European Union Members — broadcast live on National TV and international networks

• 7 July 2004 / Fourth World Parliament of Regions, Barcelona, Spain
Gave opening meditation and esraj performance
• 170 instruments performed at one concert, 11 September 2005
Interlaken, Switzerland in 7 hours, 40 minutes.
• 400 songs performed at one concert
• 68 organ performances worldwide, including at Sydney’s Opera House,
The Vatican, Westminster Abbey and Royal Albert Hall
• 22 August 2005, performed on 74 pianos
• 24 Airlines have played Sri Chinmoy’s music on their inflight programming

 

 

 

Composition Highlights


• Over 21,000 songs composed
13,000 Bengali / 7,000+ English / 180 Sanskrit / 33 French
• Sri Chinmoy composes an average of nearly 500 songs per year
• The most English songs Sri Chinmoy composed at one time
was 300 on 28 November 1976 in 6 hours.
With two rest breaks, each set of 100 took 1.5 hours to compose.
• The most Bengali songs Sri Chinmoy composed at one time was 201 on January 9, 1998 in 4 hours.
• The most songs Sri Chinmoy composed in a year was 2,700 in 1995.
• Over 200 recordings on cassette tape and compact disc.