Sri Chinmoy in Concert

 Concerts for world harmony offered around the world, at Sacred Venues and at Man-Made and Natural Wonders

Sri Chinmoy has offered hundreds of concerts to tens of thousands of people around the globe. Beginning as a twenty-concert series in March 1984, the total has reached over 800 concerts offered in 62 nations on six continents.

Selecting from his 21,000 compositions, Sri Chinmoy sings with a strikingly resonant voice, accompanying himself on keyboards and select stringed instruments. He also performs on his principle instruments the flute, esraj and cello as well as on a wide variety of Eastern and Western woodwind, string and percussive instruments. His soul-stirring, haunting music leaves a lingering presence in the listener's heart long after the concert ends. In 1987 Sri Chinmoy began infusing his concerts with the power and grandeur of piano and pipe organ improvisations he now has added virtuoso violin and esraj improvisations to this standard repertoire.

Sri Chinmoy has offered concerts ranging from a colossal audience of 19,000 in Montreal, Canada, to private concerts for Heads of State; from New York's Carnegie Hall, Paris' Carrousel du Louvre and Moscow's State Central Concert Hall to China's Great Wall and Japan's Hiroshima; The Vatican, Indonesia's Borobudur and Japan's Kamakura Great Buddha.

Sri Chinmoy's largest American concert was held in Philadelphia at the CoreStates Spectrum, on Nov 1, 1996 for an audience of 10,500.


  • Over 800 concerts 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, and 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
  • 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

Countries where Sri Chinmoy has performed

Argentina (1)
Australia (11)
Austria (8)
Bahamas (1)
Belgium (1)
Brazil (6)
Bulgaria (1)
Cambodia (2)
Canada (20)
Chile (3)
China (10)
Cook Islands (1)
Czech Republic (4)
Denmark (1)
Egypt (2)
England (17)
Fiji (1)
Finland (3)
France (18)
Germany (43)
Greece (2)
Guatemala (4)
Hungary (4)
Iceland (3)
Indonesia (15)
Italy (7)
Japan (38)
Macedonia (1)
Malaysia (6)
Malta (3)
Mexico (3)
Morocco (1)
Myanmar (6)
Nepal (3)
The Netherlands (1)
New Zealand (8)
Norway (6)
Paraguay (1)
Peru (1)
The Philippines (5)
Poland (3)
Puerto Rico (3)

Romania (1)
Russia (4)
Scotland (3)
Singapore (3)
Slovakia (4)
Slovenia (2)
South Africa (6)
Spain (5)
Sri Lanka (3)
Sweden (4)
Switzerland (9)
Tahiti (1)
Thailand (5)
Timor-Leste (1)
USA (400+)
The Vatican (2)
Viet Nam (3)
Wales (1)
Western Samoa (2)
Zimbabwe (2)


Concerts and Performances at Sacred Venues

Aug 15, 1987

Cathedral of St. John the Divine / New York, NY, USA (first performance)
Sep 24, 1987

Kamakura Buddha, Kotoku-In Temple / Kamakura, Japan (first of several performances), The Great Buddha Statue of Japan
Oct 12, 1987
Westminster Abbey / London, England
Oct 12, 1984

The Queen's Free Chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle / Windsor, England

Oct 13, 1995

St. Peter's Basilica / The Vatican
Mar 10, 1989

Il Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore / Florence, Italy
Jun 24, 1989
Cathedral of Notre Dame / Paris, France
Dec 25, 2003

Borobudur / Java, Indonesia, Renowned Buddhist monument; one of the wonders of the world; UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest Buddhist temple worldwide

Concerts at Man-Made and Natural Wonders

Oct 17, 2004
Niagara Falls / Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY
Jan 11, 2005

Great Wall of China / Bedaling Section near Beijing, China
Jan 15, 2005
Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warrior Museum / Xian, China, One of the wonders of the world; UNESCO World Heritage Site

A number of International airlines also feature his music in their in-flight programming: Aeroflot, Air Calin, Air India, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Continental, Delta, Ethiopian Air, Finnair, klm, Kenya Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malev Air, Qantas, Royal Brunei, Royal Jordanian, Sabena Air, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air, Vietnam AirJordanian, Sabena Air, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air, United Arab Emrites, Vietnam Air.