Sunday Opera
Choir Classes
The Neemrana Vocal Ensemble
The Neemrana Vocal Ensemble
Started in May 2012, The Neemrana Vocal Ensemble or the NVE is a group of talented, dedicated singers led by Situ Singh Buehler and conducted by Nadya Balan. They all share a common love for western classical music, and work on a separate, select repertoire in conjunction with their rehearsals for TNMF productions.
The Neemrana Music Foundation Choir
The Neemrana Music Foundation Choir or simply the Neemrana Choir consists of 50 singers of all ages and backgrounds. They collate their diverse skill and experience to form a harmonious unit of individuals who can express a variety of emotions during performance.
The first opera production by the TNMF choir was ‘The Fakir of Benaras’ in 2002, Delhi which also travelled to Mumbai in in 2003. Since then, the choir has participated in all TNMF productions and also an Italian Cultural Institute production of the opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ by Pietro Mascagni. This was organised in 2011 under the direction of Maurizio di Mattia and conduction of Vijay Upadyaya.
Childrens’ Choirs
TNMF organises weekly choir classes for children of the Blind Relief Association, New Delhi. They also organise a choir of underprivileged children from the Deepalaya NGO Schools. Both choirs are conducted by Natasha Vaz and include children from the age group of 8-16 years. Lessons include musical history, theory, singing as well as script-writing and acting.
Situ Singh (Voice Coach)
Situ Singh Buehler, India’s best known lyric/ dramatic soprano, sings in 11 languages with a range of  three and a half octaves. Widely travelling, she has performed abroad with orchestras and choirs as a soloist at concerts, on TV, and on the radio. On her return to India she discovered so many promising voices that it has been her mission to teach and develop the talent to international standards.
Nadya V Balyan (Choir Conductor)
Nadya Valeyreva Balyan was born in Tula, Russia. After completing her music school as a pianist, she got admission in the Dorogomizhskovo College of Music and after four years, obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in music education with emphasis on Choral Conducting. Her expertise is development of an ear for music and the positioning of the singing voice.
Natasha Vaz (Childrens’ Choir Conductor)
Natasha Assumpta Vaz has pursued grade examinations in Effective Speaking, Piano, Speech and Drama from Trinity School London.  A student of Zohra Shaw and Situ Singh-Buehler for voice training and singing, she has attended master classes with Maestro Marco Balderi and Patricia Panton and has honed her conducting skills with Gabriella Boda-Rechner. She conducted the St. Stephen’s College choir and was also an assistant conductor for the Mozart’s Children’s Choir.