Last week, I was treated to two world-class performances by two locally-grown choirs: “ONE with Andre van der Merwe” by ONE Chamber Choir & “Szhizophonia” by the SYC Ensemble Singers. I have never been so proud to be Singaporean!
In recent years, I have been challenged to be more open-minded about my musical experiences as Older Daughter is rather adventurous in her selection of orchestral, chamber & choral choices. A very wise person once told me, that to put oneself in a better position to listen to (and helpfully, enjoy) new musical experiences, there are 3 things to note:
- Read the Concert Programme Notes: these are invaluable in giving information and background to the performance & the pieces presented.
- Get into the Sound Space: prepare mentally for the type of music presented, whether it be baroque, jazz or new music, to put oneself in that Space
- Relax & enjoy!
I couldn’t find videos of either choir singing the programme we were treated to, but here are representative videos of both ONE & SYC Ensemble. Enjoy!