Formed in 1964, The SYC Ensemble Singers celebrates its 55th anniversary this year and today announces its first project of the year – a madrigal-style performance titled “SYC in Fa-la-la-land” happening on Sunday, 31 March, 4pm at The Arts House.
This concert will be a part of the SYC Ensemble Singers’ 2019 line-up of projects to celebrate the new-music vocal ensemble’s 55th Anniversary. Other projects in the pipeline include workshops with as well as other concerts and collaborations including with the Singapore Management University’s Chamber Choir.
Jennifer Tham, Artistic Director and Conductor of the SYC Ensemble Singers, said, “It has always been the vision of the ensemble to give voice to the musicians of tomorrow, that is why to celebrate our 55th anniversary, we would like to kickstart workshops with local composers and composition students to work with us on their pieces so we get to learn from one another and exchange notes (pun intended)!”
The concert programme will return to the roots of polyphonic music and word painting, starting with works of 14th and 15th centuries’ composers such as Adriano Banchieri, Mateo Flecha, John Bennet and Monteverdi. It will end with such works as newly imagined by 20th century’s heavyweights R. Murray Schafer and Morten Lauridsen, like rearranged puzzles of the old, but with new things to say. Something borrowed, but still something true.
Venue: Chamber, The Arts House (1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429)
Admission: $25 via SYC Order Form on Facebook
When: 31 Mar 2019, 4pm
By: The Arts House