The World Heritage Project Presents Musical Express

TORONTO, ON JULY 10, 2007 – The World Heritage Project in association with Fullerton India and Centurion Bank of Punjab is pleased to present the Musical Express, a celebration of the power of music to unite people. The two shows will take place in Chennai on July 14th at the Music Academy and in Bangalore on July 17th at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The Musical Express is a new show devised especially for the company "Fiddlers on the Hoof" for its tour of India. Highlighting the very best musical theatre repertoire from London's West End and New York's Broadway, it is performed by an ensemble handpicked from the finest young singers and musicians in the UK accompanied by various children’s choirs from India.

The ensemble is composed of highly regarded professional musicians. The instrumentalists are drawn from the Ulster Orchestra, a full-time professional orchestra based in Belfast which is regularly featured on the BBC. The singers are all active on the operatic and concert platform in Belfast and the UK. They are all committed to giving performances of great emotional impact.

The Musical Express will not only promote awareness of the work of the World Heritage Project, but also encourage interest in the arts by developing and encouraging young musicians in their collaboration with high quality professional performers and teachers.

Featuring extracts from "Les Miserables", "Grease", "West Side Story" and many other much loved musicals, this full stage production will be a feast for both the eye and ear. In both Chennai and Bangalore, the company will collaborate with children's choirs to produce a truly unique stage experience!

World Heritage Project wishes to thank Fullerton India, Centurion Bank of Punjab, Air India, The Hindu, Le Meridien, Kingfisher Airline, Ambassador Pallava, MRF Tyres, Coromandel Super Power and Don Media for their generous support of the Musical Express Tour. This event could not be possible without your involvement, thank you for being patrons of the arts and culture in India.