Central Hall Westminster recently hosted the Indian musical extravaganza: ‘Suron ki Mehfil.’
The venue’s resident production service partner, White Light, delivered all the technical solutions for the Bollywood concert which translates to ‘Forever Love’.
Presented by Culture and Arts in partnership and organised with Events to Enjoy, the show brought together four legends of Bollywood to the same stage for the first time ever in front of a live audience of 1700.
Accompanied by the Grand Philharmonic Orchestra, the leading stars of Bollywood, Padmashree Kavita Krishnamurthy, Padmashree Dr. Suresh Wadkar, Sudesh Bhosle and Shailendra Singh, sang many legendary numbers. With more than a thousand songs released between them, the stars have been hugely successful within the world of Bollywood for more than four decades.
Central Hall’s resident production service partner, White Light (WL) delivered all technical solutions for the concert, including rigging, lighting, audio, video, and full stage management. Working closely with Sound Designer, Simon Allen, the WL team provided an enhanced audio system to bring the musical extravaganza to life, complemented by a bespoke lighting package designed in-house.
WL’s senior venue production technician, Fraser Carr-Gomm, said: “As well as featuring four iconic Bollywood legends, the live performances were accompanied by a 24-piece Grand Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of other musicians. Utilising the d&b audiotechnik Y-Series, we were able to achieve superior audio quality and even coverage throughout the Great Hall for this sell-out show. The lighting and accompanying video content all further added to the immersive experience.”
Mr Mukne of Events to Enjoy added: “These four legendary singers are sharing in more than songs – they share their love for music, for the wonderful audience, for each other, mesmerising all with music from a time when stories are told and created through music. We chose Central Hall Westminster for its wonderful acoustics and the architectural beauty of its historic Great Hall. The event was a huge success and has set a benchmark for further concerts throughout the UK.”