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.
Date & time
15 June 2019 (Saturday), 4pm
There will be a post-concert Autograph Session with Tom Bell.
Victoria Concert Hall
Tom Bell, organ Oniatta Effendi, narrator
Please contact the Media Officer for photographs and interviews.
VIERNE Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
Ballet for Children from Things to Come
POULENC L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, FP 129
*before booking fees: $1 for tickets $20 and below, $3 for tickets $20.01 to $40, $4 for tickets above $40.
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.
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.