Bangalore Gayana Samaja (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಗಾಯನ ಸಮಾಜ) is one of the oldest cultural organization in Bangalore and was established in the year 1905. . The organization various Indian forms of Indian music such as Carnatic music, Hindustani music, devotional, light music, Harikathe, folk music and theatre along with various Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatya, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Kathakali, Chau, Odissi and Manipuri.
The organization was founded in the year 1905 and celebrated its centenary in the year 2005. . K. Ramachandra Rao, who was the headmaster of the London Mission High school in Bangalore was one of the key persons responsible for the formation of Gayana Samaja. During the initial years, music concerts organized by the Gayana samaja were held either at the Ekamabara Sauji Hall or at the hall of London Mission High school. During the early 1920s, the venue was changed to the old Sanskrit college building. The initial location of the Gayana samaja was in a rented building in Chamarajapete.
In the year 1926, the Samaja was moved to Shankaraiah Hall, which was specifically built for the Gayana Samaja. It was only in the year 1962, that the Gayana Samaja moved to its present location on K.R.Road. The present building housing the Gayana Samaja was build in various stages. The main auditorium and the stage were built as part of the first stage of construction. The front foyer, additional balcony in the auditorium and caretakers quarters were built in later stages. The auditorium of the Gayana Samaja has been recently renovated to improve the acoustics.
Bangalore Gayana Samaja has regular events such as the annual conference of members, musical demonstrations, lectures and concerts. Renowned musicians are honured with the title Sangeeta Kalarathna during the annual conference. In addition to this Composer's day event to pay respects to renowned composers of Carnatic music.
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