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“Chris played at our wedding last summer and it was definitely one of the highlight moments. We had many musicians and musical enthusiasts who traveled from India and Europe for the wedding and alll were enthralled and continue to speak about the performance. I would highly recommend him to anyone.” Dr. Raj Das Gupta

“We highly recommend Christopher Hale as a unique and very talented performer of Bollywood songs on sitar and as a singer. As an upscale wedding planning company, we only recommend the absolute best and Christopher’s talent is unmatched. He always wows and delights the guests at our weddings, we are honoured to continue to work with him.” – Raana Chaudhry, Sapna Weddings, www.sapnaweddings.com

“Most enjoyed having you both at our home, sharing your music and selves with our friends and family, far flung and near. It is of course work to coordinate a gathering, however it was rewarding to have it returned with joy and peace, an enviable combination. Music outside is special; when I sat down to enjoy, it was a spell of sunlight to gather gratitude and memories, shared and private. Thank you for the last minute flexibility with the time, you made life easier to co-ordinate all. It was mesmerizing during the eve, it is memorable today.” – Suzanne Dasgupta

“It was such a delight to have Christopher Hale perform during our Indian wedding ceremony. My wife’s choice of track was ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ which he performed effortlessly. All of our guests came from different parts of the world, and they all commented positively on the performance. Thoroughly recommend such a great talent” – Daniel Naqui

“I requested Chris to perform at an intimate celebration for my mothers 80th birthday. The melodic, heartfelt music that Chris created filled our home and elevated all present. It will never be forgotten.” – Dr. Yasmin Harrison

PAST CONCERTS

2015

Friday, May 1st, 7:30 – 10 pm
“Sometimes” 3rd Annual Fundraiser for “Child Haven International”
Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Road, Toronto
Tickets: $35 Contact Michelle Lalonde or Marc Lalonde : sometimesfundraiser@gmail.com

2014

Saturday, November 1st, 8 pm
Wanner Mennonite Church, 1725 Beaverdale Road, Cambridge, ON,N3C 2V3.

Saturday, October 25th, 3 pm.
Canada Dry Diwali Fest in Brampton, Ontario. Christopher Hale and Ed Hanley perform Indian Classical Music and Bollywood songs.
Saturday, August 23rd, 4:30 pm, Festival of South Asia, on Main Stage in Gerrard India Bazaar, Toronto (On Gerrard St between Coxwell and Greenwood).

Tuesday, July 29th, 8 pm, $20. Visit musideumconcerts.com for futher details of this world fusion night, featuring Christopher Hale on sitar, Ed Hanley on tabla, Justin Gray on Bass Vina, and Suba Sankaran on vocals.

Saturday, April 5th, 7-7:30 pm. Zakir Hussain and The Masters of Percussion (including Steve Smith of Journey), pre-concert performance in the Roy Thomson Hall Lobby, (Advance purchase required. Must be a student or be accompanied by a student to attend this preconcert event). http://www.masseyhall.com/eventdetail/hussain

Videos

Raga Megh with Love from Canada – Alap, Jor, and Gat in Jhaptal

Bhimpalasi – fast composition in teental

Kabhi Kabhie (Cover)

My Student Feeds a Chickadee During Her Lesson

Bhimpalasi – medium speed teental composition – “Ja Ja Re Apne Mandirwa”

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Cover)

Raga Jaunpuri Drut Gat (fast composition) in Teen Tal (16 beat cycle) with Ed Hanley on tabla

Kal Ho Naa Ho (Cover)

Raga Jaunpuri – Chartal Ki Sawari (11 beat time cycle)

Kora Kagaz (Cover)

Raga Nat Bhairav alap, jor, jhalla, and vilimbit gat in teen taal with Steve Roberston on tabla at the Annual Nikhil Banerjee Memorial Concert in San Jose, California, on September 7th, 2013.

O Mere Sona Re (Cover)

Raga Malkauns, Alap, Bilimbit Gat, Drut Gat, Jhalla, with Steve Robertson on tabla

Pehla Nasha (Cover)

Raga Kedar featuring Christopher Hale on sitar, Justin Gray on Bass Veena, Suba Sankaran on Carnatic vocals, and Ed Hanley on tabla

Teri Bindiya (Cover)

Raga Jaunpuri in Chartal ki Sawari (11 beat time cycle) with Christopher Hale on sitar, Ed Hanley on tabla, Suba Sankaran on Carnatic vocals, and Justin Gray on Bass Veena. Performed Live at Musideum, Toronto.

Raga Bhupali in Jhaptal (10 beat time cycle)

Yeshu Satsang

Mukteshwar (Bhajan by Christopher’s band, Aradhna)
see youtube.com/aradhnamusic for more videos

How to Play Sitar (Wilbur Sargunaraj Featuring Chris Hale)

Kora Kagaz (Cover)

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Cover)