Wednesday 25th August at 2pm

St Michael's Parish Church

Soprano, Piano and Tabla

This event is free of charge. Donations will be welcome.

Reservations are essential. 

Reservations for members can be made by calling 07731 614179. Any seats remaining for general reservation will be available from WeGotTickets



Shalimar Op. 177

Rain Jhala | Jhala of the fountains |

Composed by Alan Hovhaness

(Shalimar in Hindi means garden)



Lotus land Op. 47 no.1

Composed by Cyril Meir Scott

Kashmiri Song

Till I Wake

Four Indian Love Lyrics

Composed by Amy Woodforde Finden  

Tabla Solo (teen taal)

Composed by Hardeep Deerhe

Plainchant in Raag Kapi

 Ankna Arockiam (mezzo soprano) graduated from RCS in 2015. She is currently completing her PhD at RCS in the field of music and politics.

 Originally from India, Ankna Arockiam from the age of ten, she has sung Indian classical music and trained as a Bharatnatyam dancer. She moved to Glasgow in 2011. Since then, she has graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and continues to study singing with Margaret Izatt and Sangmesh Swamy. Ankna is currently completing her PhD, studying the musical, cultural and social identities of young Western classical musicians in Indian cities. 

Her singing career continues and as a soloist, she has performed in various festivals and venues across India and the UK and has frequently appeared as oratorio soloist with major choirs in Scotland. She regularly collaborates with other musicians and artists and is part of Naad-Hara, an Indo-Scottish band based in Glasgow.  

Apart from singing and research, Ankna is the founder/director of Glasgow Sitare, a singing group for South Asian women in Glasgow and is on the Board for Children’s Classic Concerts, Nevis Ensemble.

 Edward Cohen has a wealth of experience both on the concert platform and as an educator, and regularly collaborates with leading musicians in major performance venues and festivals. As well has holding a post of Lecturer in Accompaniment at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he is a principal study piano teacher for the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and pianist for the choruses of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

Edward is a first class graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and holds MMus degrees with distinction in both Solo Piano and Accompaniment from the RCS.

 Hardeep Deerhe

Hardeep is an accomplished Scottish based musician, composer, sound and performance artist whose practice is an interdisciplinary one that crosses over into performance, teaching and sound design. His work has taken him on numerous tours around the USA, Canada, India and Europe. Hardeep's recordings are distributed and published worldwide, and he has written music/soundscapes for German-based band 'Homebound' and 'Reveal'. Hardeep is a classically trained tabla player, vocalist, improviser and composer. 

With education at the heart of his art, he recently started the 'Talking Tabla Academy' based in Glasgow training students in the art of Tabla and Indian rhythmic patterns. He is also the co-founder of SCrAN (Scottish Creative Asian Network), which gives local Asian artists a platform to perform and engage with the wider public. Hardeep also is the current producer of the Glasgow Mela.

Scottish Government requirements will apply. At Level 1 requirements for the audience will be:

  • Tickets must be booked in advance
  • The audience will wear face masks
  • People from one household may sit together
  • At least 2m separation between 'household groups'
  • "Test and Protect" information will be collected
  • The audience will be shown to their seats by the stewards
  • Audience members will be required to follow directions of the stewards on the day.

We intend to use the church's video screens and, microphones where necessary, to help the distanced audience feel as close to the musicians as possible.