Singapore Symphony Choruses present series of choral events

Singapore Symphony Choruses present series of choral events
Published On

Thu, 19 Aug 2021


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)

The SSC Affair (Online)
Season 2021/22 • Workshop

The SSC Affair (Online)

Eudenice Palaruan, conductor

08 to 11 Oct 21 / Various

Zoom (Online)

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.

Please note that the classical repertoire may include liturgical works.

Two types of Programmes

  • Chorus-only workshops
    Choristers will get to partake in workshops that would include classical choral training, performance tips and vocal techniques.
  • Chorus and voice workshops
    For choristers interested in exploring their solo voice, there will be opportunity to work 1-on-1 with voice clinicians. Limited slots available.

Additional option: Musicianship & Score Reading Lessons
Choristers who find interest in learning musicianship and score reading may choose to explore our musicianship lessons.


  • Online programme in 3 half-day sessions. For Day 2, participants can choose 1 session (morning/afternoon) to attend.
    -Day 1: 6.30pm - 9pm
    -Day 2: 9am - 12pm / 2pm - 5pm
    -Day 3: 6.30pm - 9pm
  • Chorus workshops and voice workshops run concurrently
  • Musicianship & Score Reading lessons will be conducted after each evening session


  • Conclude your participation in The SSC Affair by singing in a virtual choir!
  • Final virtual choir video will be shared on our social platforms
  • Participants will get to sit-in for an SSC Open Rehearsal
  • Access to a digital library of materials
  • 10% off SSO merchandise

Eudenice Palaruan, conductor

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 was nominated and clinched third place in the prestigious Gramophone Orchestra of the Year Award 2021. In 2022, BBC Music Magazine named the SSO as one of the 21 best orchestras in the world.

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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 21-st century music. Throughout the pandemic, the Choruses challenged the boundaries of remote collaboration in music making, releasing several productions including a music video "We Will Get There", as well as a one-of-its-kind joint choral performance "Longing", entirely enabled by technology.

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