Newly-appointed Choirmaster of the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir (SSCC), Wong Lai Foon enjoys working with young people and nurturing their love for music and singing.
Having been with the SSCC as instructor-conductor since its inception in 2006, she has helped build the choir into an ensemble that has been praised for its beautiful tone and vocal discipline, and lauded as an "outstanding group that makes music of the highest calibre".
She has directed the SSCC in numerous choral concerts, including those held under Singapore Press Holdings' Gift of Music series, the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation's Centennial Concert series, and most recently, the VCH Organ Series. In addition to the annual SSO Christmas concerts, Mrs Wong has also prepared several of the SSCC's performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, including Mahler's Symphony No. 3, Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and most notably, Britten's War Requiem, in which she conducted the SSCC in performance.
Mrs Wong works with the Singapore Symphony Chorus on occasion, and has prepared the choir for their appearances in the SSO Christmas concerts, as well as the Singapore premiere of The Blue Planet Live!.
Active on various platforms in the local choral music scene, Mrs Wong is the Assistant Conductor of The Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and the Resident Conductor of The Methodist Festival Choir. She received her Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College.