The glamour of Bollywood came to Central Hall Westminster on Friday 14th February when it hosted the Indian musical extravaganza: “Suron ki Mehfil.’ The leading London venue’s resident production service partner, White Light delivered all the technical solutions for the concert which translates to ‘Forever Love’.
Presented by Culture and Arts in partnership and organised with Events to Enjoy, the highly popular show brought together four legends of Bollywood to the same London stage for the first time ever. The spectacular event was held in the centre’s imposing Great Hall 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 that have thrilled audiences over the last 40 years. With more than a thousand songs released between them, these stars have ruled 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 this musical extravaganza to life, complemented by a bespoke lighting package designed in-house.
Fraser Carr-Gomm, WL’s Senior Venue Production Technician, explains: “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 commented: “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.”