As Singapore’s pride in children’s choral excellence, the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir (SSCC) is the only children’s choir that shares the stage with our national orchestra. Through programmes that foster values, provide holistic training and character development, the SSCC continues to ignite passion in young learners while nurturing choral brilliance.
Even as COVID-19 continues to impact group singing activities all around the world, the SSCC continues to provide opportunities for children, both members and non-members, to be part of a community that sings and grows together. Held over the September school holidays on 6 and 7 September 2021, The SSCC Experience brought children together online to learn vocal techniques as a group and gave them a glimpse of what it would be like to be a chorister in the SSCC.
Taught by SSCC’s Choirmaster, Wong Lai Foon and team of instructors over Zoom, the sessions provided an introduction to choral music, suitable even for children without music backgrounds. 127 budding choristers between 8 and 12 years old learnt various choral techniques and singing, basic knowledge in music and movement in song, and music notation and reading music with solfege.
Besides experiencing a day (or two!) in a life of a chorister, the children learnt new ways to express themselves, through the simple joys of singing and fine-tuning their techniques. The highlight of the workshop was the opportunity to take part in a virtual choir, which thrilled many of our young participants.
Stay tuned to the virtual performance, which will be available on 10 October 2021, 4pm via SSCC’s Facebook.