Published on 19 August 2021
SSO's Chorus Family
Discover insights to choral music and embark on classical choral training through workshops designed for adults and children
Singapore, 19 August 2021 — For the second year running, Singapore Symphony Chorus (SSC) and Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir (SSCC) will be conducting its three annual events online — The SSCC Experience, The SSC Affair, and the SSCC Auditions. Both budding and experienced choristers can look forward to a series of workshops that are designed to provide practical tips on improving vocal techniques, and to give them the unique opportunity to experience the role of being a chorister in SSC and SSCC.
The SSCC Experience
An enriching workshop to partake during the school holidays, The SSCC Experience features half-day online programmes taking place across two days from 6 to 7 September 2021. The SSCC Experience serves as a foundation to ignite the interest in choral music in children between ages 8 to 12 while giving the children a glimpse of what it is like to be a SSCC chorister.
Taught by SSCC’s very own conductors, budding choristers can learn various choral techniques and singing, basic knowledge in music and movement in songs, and vocal music notation and solfeggio. These young participants will also get the opportunity to take part in a virtual choir presentation which will be shared on Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)’s Facebook and YouTube channel.
The SSC Affair
The SSC Affair invites novice and experienced choristers to join in comprehensive half-day workshops which will be conducted on 8, 9 and 11 October 2021.
Guided by SSC Choral Director — Eudenice Palaruan, participants will embark on classical choral training and learn first-hand from Mr Palaruan on choral performance tips and vocal techniques, and to undertake choral classics. The workshop presents participants the option to work privately with voice clinicians to hone and polish their solo voice. Those looking to improve their musicianship and score reading can also take part in additional musicianship lessons.
Applying their newfound choral music knowledge and choral training, participants will conclude the workshop by participating in a virtual choir presentation which will be available on SSO’s Facebook and YouTube channel. Participants will also get the opportunity to sit-in for a SSC Open Rehearsal.
SSCC Auditions (Online)
Committed to its mission of enriching the musical and artistic growth of Singapore’s young people, SSCC invites children between ages 8 to 14 to audition to be a member of the choir on 26 September 2021.
Offering in-depth yet structured choral training for its young members, SSCC is dedicated to enabling these young singers reach their musical potential by developing their vocal technique, and music literacy and musicianship.
Extending beyond musical experiences, the robust training and choir performances will imbue in these young singers confidence and self-esteem while facilitating the development of important life skills such as discipline, responsibility and self-expression.
Click HERE for more information and to register for The SSCC Experience (Online)
Click HERE for more information and to register for The SSC Affair (Online)
Click HERE for more information and to register for SSCC Auditions (Online)
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1979, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Singapore’s flagship orchestra, touching lives through classical music and providing the heartbeat of the cultural scene. In addition to its subscription series concerts, the SSO is also known for its outdoor and community appearances. The orchestra also presents intimate chamber performances in the VCHpresents series, the annual Singapore International Piano Festival (SIPF) and the biennial National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) at the Victoria Concert Hall, Home of the SSO. The SSO is part of the Singapore Symphony Group, which also manages the Singapore Symphony Choruses, and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. The mission of the Group is to create memorable shared experiences with music. Through the SSO and its affiliated performing groups, we spread the love for music, nurture talent and enrich our diverse communities.
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is a nominee for the Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award 2021 – vote for the SSO at https://gramophone.co.uk/awards.
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SYMPHONY CHORUSES
The Singapore Symphony Choruses is a premier choral body comprising the Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Symphony Youth Choir and Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir.
Since 1980, the Choruses have seen membership from diverse ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Regularly sharing the stage with the SSO, the Choruses record and tour with the orchestra, as well as give their own performances in Singapore and abroad. Through holistic training that nurtures artistic growth and personal development, the Choruses aim to articulate an ecosystem of choral excellence. Repertoire for the respective choruses straddle musical worlds and styles, ranging from orchestral masterpieces to a cappella favourites, and spanning the Renaissance to contemporary 21st-century music. In 2019, the choirs and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra re-recorded the official version of Zubir Said’s Majulah Singapura to mark the 60th anniversary of our state symbols.
Find out more about Singapore Symphony Choruses.
Join us for a two half-day online programme of choral music-making! Help your child discover his or her own voice with our half-day workshops conducted by our Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir (SSCC) conductors. Participants will get a chance to experience a day in the life of an SSCC singer and be part of a Virtual Choir performance!
Online programme in 2 half-day sessions. Participants can choose 1 session (morning/afternoon) to attend.
Please note that the repertoire may include some liturgical works.
Date & time
Day 1: Monday, 6 Sep 2021, 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm
Day 2: Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021, 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm
$60 per participant
For children aged between 8 (born 2013) to 12 years. All children with and without musical knowledge are welcome to join.
Registration closing date: Mon 30 Aug 2021, 6pm
Singapore Symphony Children's Choir
The Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir offers training and performance opportunities to children by developing their vocal technique, music literacy and musicianship, with an aim to help fledgling singers achieve their fullest musical potential. Singing with the SSCC requires discipline and teamwork, which in turn fosters confidence, self-esteem, and helps develop important life skills. Besides our own concerts, the SSCC offers the extraordinary experience of performing monumental choral classics with the combined forces of the Singapore Symphony choruses and orchestra.
Date & time
Sunday, 26 Sep 2021, 9.30am
Online; live e-audition with the SSCC Panel
Timeslots will be allocated via email after submission of the audition video, on first-come-first-served basis. There will not be any prior elimination of auditionees after the submission of the audition video; auditionees will be reviewed based on both their live e-audition and the audition video.
Registration closing date: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 6pm
Singapore Symphony Chorus
Wonder what it’s like being a Singapore Symphony Chorus member? We're going online in this experiential choral programme designed to offer a unique insight into what it’s like being a member. Be guided by Choral Director Eudenice Palaruan and members of the SSC in workshops involving classical choral training, performance tips and vocal techniques as well as an opportunity to learn choral classics. Participants will also have the chance to sing as a virtual choir.
The SSC Affair Programmes
Please note that the classical repertoire may include liturgical works.
Date & time
Day 1: Friday, 8 Oct 2021, 6.30pm to 9pm
Day 2: Saturday, 9 Oct 2021, 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm
Day 3: Monday, 11 Oct 2021, 6.30pm to 9pm
$80 per participant for chorus-only workshops
$95 per participant for chorus and voice workshops
Additional $15 for 3 sessions of Musicianship & Score Reading Lessons
Details Recommended for choristers ages 28 to 65. Participants should have some (past or current) choral experience, an ability to read music is advantageous but not compulsory.
Registration closing date: Mon 27 Sep 2021, 6pm