VCH ORGAN SERIES: THE STORY OF BABAR

Published on 09 May 2019


The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff – a classic story of a little elephant who finds his place in the world, with lessons of understanding and hope. The brilliant and innovative British organist Tom Bell brings this moving story to life on the organ alongside narrator Oniatta Effendi, drama educator from NAFA, Singapore.

Tom Bell’s playing has been described as “invigorating” (Sunday Times), “compelling” (Organists’ Review) and “brilliant” (American Record Guide). Based in the UK, Tom has built a vibrant international portfolio of work as performer and educator. Recent engagements have taken him to Europe, the United States and Australia. Tom is known as an innovative collaborator, having worked with beatboxers, visual artists, poets, folk musicians and dancers, and his work has been broadcast worldwide.

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For press enquiries, please contact:

Singapore Symphony Group
80 Bencoolen Street, NAFA Tower Block
#08-01 Singapore 189655
T +65 6602 4221
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VCH ORGAN SERIES: THE STORY OF BABAR

Date & time
15 June 2019 (Saturday), 4pm

There will be a post-concert Autograph Session with Tom Bell.

Venue

Victoria Concert Hall

PerformerS

Tom Bell, organ
Oniatta Effendi, narrator

Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.

Programme

VIERNE Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6
J.S. BACH Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
BLISS Ballet for Children from Things to Come
POULENC    L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, FP 129

Ticket prices*

$20

*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.

Concession discounts
Students, Senior Citizens, NSF and PWDs: $15

Tickets are available from website: ticketing.sso.org.sg, SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555, SISTIC counters island-wide and Esplanade Box Office.

PRE AND POST-CONCERT ACTIVITIES

Timings: 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm

Venue: Concert Hall Foyer on Level 2

Highlights: Mini exhibition of old organ pipes, watch a demonstration on a downsized pipe organ, learn how to make a panpipe out of straws and more!

Pre and post-concert activities are open to members of public.

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