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A September to Remember: Singapore Symphony Choruses

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

The Singapore Symphony Choruses is starting September on a high note with a series of choir camps and auditions.

THE SSCC EXPERIENCE

9 and 10 September 2019
9am – 6pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Sign up here: https://www.sso.org.sg/choral/ssccexperience
Registration closes on 1 September 2019

Organised by the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir (SSCC), and as a prelude to the SSCC Auditions (more details below), The SSCC Experience gives a sneak peek into the world of the children’s choir. This one-day choir camp is a preview of the training and performance platforms offered by the SSCC. Recommended for children, ages 8 (born 2011) to 12, it helps young people discover their voice with vocal techniques taught by Choral instructors, plus a chance to perform at the Victoria Concert Hall.

The SSCC Experience is also a programme for treble voices. Youths with transitioning voices are welcome to join the training programme.

SSCC Choirmaster Wong Lai Foon and Teaching Assistant Low Xu Hao share some insights:

SSCC Choirmaster Wong Lai Foon and Teaching Assistant Low Xu Hao share some insights.

Parents share their delight at the mini-concert that resulted from the one-day training.

“It’s a good experience for Laiqah – we sent her to expose her to the choir experience so hopefully she learns a lot today and hopefully it will be good for her in the near future.”

Shahrul Bin Mohamed

Father of The SSCC Experience 2018 participant

SSCC AUDITIONS

29 September 2019
10am
Victoria Concert Hall
Sign up here: https://www.sso.org.sg/choral/ssccauditions
Registration closes on 15 September 2019

The SSCC, launched in 2006, is committed to nurturing young talents and their musical potential. The choir offers training and performance opportunities to children between the ages of 9 and 16. These cultivate in its members a passion for the choral art and the ability for individual expression through its programmes, as well as builds confidence, self-esteem, and the development of important life skills.

The SSCC comprises six ensembles housed under a Training Wing and a Performance Wing. The progressive training programme focuses on the development of good vocal technique and musicianship.

The typical progression journey for SSCC members usually starts at Preparatory Choir 1 and Preparatory Choir 2 and then the Training Choir. Members then go on to perform with the Concert Choir, Singapore Symphony Youth Choir and Singapore Symphony Chorus. The Training Wing spans a maximum period of 3 years and seeks to refine the members’ choral skillsets, ensuring that they have the necessary techniques and confidence before they progress to the next phase. Membership and progress for each stage is determined by audition.

The SSCC is proud to have Mr Christopher Ho and Mrs Rosy Ho as its Principal Champion.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

THE SSC AFFAIR

14 September 2019
9am – 6pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Sign up here: https://www.sso.org.sg/sscaffair
Registration closes on 2 September 2019

The Singapore Symphony Chorus (SSC) Affair runs for the first time this year. Choral Director Eudenice Palaruan will be a mentor alongside well-known Singapore vocalists at the Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO.

The SSC Affair is an experiential one-day choral programme designed to give unique insights into our choral programmes. It is also an opportunity to perform choral classics with members of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

The SSC Affair offers two types of programmes: chorus-only workshops and chorus-and-solo workshops. Choristers can expect classical choral training, learning performance tips and vocal techniques. For choristers interested in exploring solo presentations, there will be opportunity to work 1-on-1 with voice clinicians. The day will be capped with the chance to perform in a mini-concert at the Victoria Concert Hall.

The Affair is for choristers between the ages 28 to 65. Participants should have some past or current choral experience and the ability to read music is advantageous but not compulsory.

*Response has been strong, with the Soprano-Chorus & Solo slots now fully subscribed. There are still limited spots available for each section and solo workshops.

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