SINGAPORE SYMPHONY CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Formed in 2006, the Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir (SSCC) has established itself as the leading children’s choir in Singapore. It seeks to enrich the lives of our nation’s young people through a holistic choral training programme that encourages personal and artistic growth.
The SSCC offers training and performance opportunities to children between the ages of 9 and 16. With instruction to develop vocal technique, music literacy and musicianship, the choir is committed to nurturing young talents and helping them achieve their musical potential. The experience of choral singing at a high level with the SSCC requires discipline and teamwork, which in turn fosters the building of confidence, self-esteem, and the development of important life skills. As part of the choral arm of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the SSCC offers the unique experience of performing with the SSO in orchestral works that require children’s voices.
In June 2015, the choir made their first trip overseas, collaborating with the Maîtrise de Radio France in Paris. They performed Berlioz’s Te Deum at the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the Singapour en France – le Festival. The choir was also featured in MediaCorp’s SG50: The Gift of Song - These Are The Days.
The choir travelled in December 2016, on a youth cultural exchange in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This bilateral musical exchange saw the SSCC, Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra perform 2 programmes at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.
To commemorate 10 wonderful years of singing, the choir has had a bustling year of performances and projects, which includes the 10th Anniversary concert held in May, and their first outdoor concert, Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir in the Park, held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in September. In late November, the choir wrapped up a full week of recording for their first CD, set to be released in May 2017.
“Simply outstanding.” – The Straits Times