Karachi Vocal Ensemble performing live

Founded in 2004 the “Karachi Vocal Ensemble” has appeared regularly at various events, including at the Alliance française. Its repertoire varies from madrigal to musical. They are accompanied at the piano by Ayesha Tariq and Hiroko Yasunori.


1)Waltz in F major (F. Chopin)
2) Sonata no. 17, 2nd and 3rd movement (W.A. Mozart)
3) Se lontan ben mio tu sei (W.A. Mozart)
4) Plaisir d’amour (J. Martini)
5) Consolation (F. Liszt)
6) Habanera (from ‘Carmen’ by G. Bizet)
Short Interval
7) None but the lonely heart (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
8) Etude no. 4 (F. Chopin)
9) Scherzo no. 1 (F. Chopin)
10) Veris leta facies (from ‘Carmina Burana’ by C. Orff)
11) Tourdion (P. Attaingnant)
12) Gnomenreigen or Dance of the Gnomes (F. Liszt)

Participant list:

Piano: Ayesha Tariq, Hiroko Yasunori
Conductor: Ayesha Fiaz Uddin
Sopranos: Iris Yang, Kazuyo Arae, Maartje Fiaz Uddin, Magdalena Khan, Sanam Saeed,
Altos: Ayesha Tariq, Hiroko Yasunori, Mrs. Lee, Ruth Bavington, Saman Shamsie
Tenors: Michael Menezes, Momin Zafar, Omer Jamil
Basses: Austen Freitas, Dr. Graham Platts, Arthur Rodrigues

On: Saturday 03 May, 2008
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Karim Administrator Alliance Française de Karachi Plot, St. 1, Block 8, Kehkashan, Clifton, Karachi.
Admission: Free passes available at the reception prior to the concert.
For more call on 5873402, 5862864.

5 Comments so far

  1. balma on May 2nd, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

    Great. We need to develop culture for Western classical music in Pakistan.

  2. بستنی (wasiq) on May 3rd, 2008 @ 2:14 am

    @ Balma jee….

    kaam zara mushkil hai aik toh piano bahut heavy hota hai especially for those with an F in every major….lol

  3. faylasuf on May 3rd, 2008 @ 12:27 pm


    ne ide if it is worth visiting?

  4. faylasuf on May 3rd, 2008 @ 12:27 pm


  5. balma on May 4th, 2008 @ 12:41 am

    Wasiq, I am more of a "C in every minor course" type.

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