Season 2021/22

Composing for the Organ


Fri / 27 Aug 21 / 7.30pm


Victoria Concert Hall





Composing for the Organ

Sponsored by

Lee Foundation


Pre-Event Testing (PET) is not required for this talk.

Four composers in Singapore talk about writing music for the pipe organ, the instrument known for its diverse possibilities, from symphonic to jazz, ceremony to story-telling. Join them in this talk hosted by Singapore's doyen of the pipe organ, Margaret Chen.


Margaret Chen, host / Robert Casteels, composer / Chen Zhangyi, composer / Chok Kerong, composer / Eudenice Palaruan, composer / Phoon Yu, organ


Opening by Margaret Chen

Chen Zhangyi

First look at the pipe organ: diversity of sounds and possibilities

Robert Casteels

Organists at work: organ in symphonic formation, chamber music and arrangements

Eudenice Palaruan

Imagined community: stories, influences and participation in pipe organ music

Chok Kerong & Chok Kerong

The Jazz perspective: music from the keyboards


Duration: approximately 2 hours (with no break)


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