Join IFC Open Rehearsal on 18 November 2018
This December 2018, the International Festival Chorus will be presenting Haydn's masterpiece "The Creation" at the SotA Concert Hall alongside talented young musicians from the Conservatory. We would like to share more about this piece and our learning journey with members of the community. Calling all choral enthusiasts and classical musical lovers:
Join us for an open rehearsal at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on 18 November, 3-6pm. You are most welcome to singalong with us!
IFC is excited to be exploring Haydn’s ‘The Creation', for our next season. Haydn was inspired to write the oratorio after hearing Handel’s 'Messiah' and 'Israel in Egypt', during his visits to England in 1791-1792. It depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Bible, in the book of Genesis, with further influences from the book of Psalms, and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
If you would like to be part of IFC as we prepare this wonderful piece, please join us at rehearsals, which begin on August 14th, 7:30 pm, UWC Dover Campus.
The performance will be on Saturday, December 8th
Spring 2018 Concert
John Rutter: Mass of the Children
IFC has performed John Rutter’s Mass of the Children in the first half of the concert. In the second half we were joined by a children’s choir sharing the joy of popular children’s songs from around the world. What a great experience! All mothers in the audience received flowers as well!
Christmas Concert 2017
On the 10th of December our “Glorious Journey” began with the chamber choir singing Bach’s Christmas Cantata “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”, followed by the full choir and Vivaldi’s Gloria. The second half highlighted popular Christmas songs and carols.
It was a festive start to the holiday season!
Tropical Concert May 2017
In May 2017 the IFC dedicated its concert to Singaporean composers and music originating from the Asia Pacific Region, celebrating the shared choral music and culture between nations including Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.Our selection included comic and folk songs of everyday life, as well as songs that address more universal themes of love and faith. The concert featured songs in 12 different languages!
On 10th December, IFC sold out the Concert Hall of School of the Arts for a performance showcasing Rutter's Magnificat as our first half programme - an uplifting celebration of the Christmas season, supported by chamber orchestra.In the second half, we launched the career of the International Festival Singers, our chamber choir, who particularly impressed the audience with Busto’s haunting O Magnum Mysterium. The full choir returned with an international selection of songs and carols including Nordic carolling with Frozen’s choral suite, calypso carolling and White Christmas. We finished with a joyful sing-along, and afterwards celebrated with our friends and fans with treats of mulled wine and nibbles, leaving everyone feeling full of musical and festive spirit.
IFC Goes Opera! Spring 2016
In May 2016 the IFC continued its musical journey of exploration by taking on a new art form: Opera! Singing operatic choruses and arias we were thrilled to be joined by three talented vocal soloists: tenor Leslie Tay of Singapore as well as soprano Ang Mei Foong and baritone Terence Au of Malaysia.
Under the guidance of our artistic director Chong Wai Lun, we learnt not only a more operatic style of singing but to include movement and drama in our performance. The sell-out audience was warmly appreciative and we were delighted to add to our musical repertoire.
The IFC presents two formal concerts a year, as well as informal and charity gigs. Each of our concerts is an opportunity to introduce exciting new repertoire to our members and our audiences.
We have embraced diverse genres of music — from classical pieces to Broadway, and folk tunes to film music.