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Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

- Maria von Trapp

JOIN IFC

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Chaz Lively

Since Day One everyone at IFC has been nothing but supportive and welcoming as theyhelped me learn and grow in this very fun world of singing. One that I'm now enjoying quite a lot!
This is a community first and foremost, and one that I've been so happy to become a part of.

IFC exists specifically for people wanting an excellent choral experience in an international setting. We are a choral family who inspire and engage our community with our passion for singing and performing.

 

IFC is a non-auditioned chorus, however, we hold interviews with prospective members to ensure basic singing skills. Prospective members may attend a regular rehearsal to get a feel for the IFC experience. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Member expectations

  • Singers must be able to match pitch

  • Members should have some experience singing in a choral ensemble

  • Members should be able to recognize basic music notation and follow a music score

  • Rehearsal attendance

    • Members are expected to attend all rehearsals

    • Minimum of 75% attendance is expected for concert participation

    • Final 3 rehearsals are critical as these focus on concert readiness; these 3 rehearsals are mandatory

    • Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory

  • Travel and illness absences are understood and excused

  • When absent, members communicate in advance with section leaders

  • Registration fees are S$170 per season; S$100 concession for seniors and students

  • Music scores are distributed digitally as links - print music is distributed at rehearsal

  • Note that IFC repertoire may include music from the standard repertoire of classical, sacred works, and may include some religious text

  • Members print their own scores and place in a binder or folder suitable for choral rehearsals

  • Singers are responsible for purchasing their own concert attire

    • Men usually wear a long-sleeved, collared, black Oxford shirt with tie

    • Women usually wear a long black skirt / dress trousers and blouse

    • Attire details are shared with choristers at the start of each season

Choral interviews with the conductor are held by appointment in January and August prior to the start of a new season. Interview process is as follows:

  • Sing a song of your choosing, may be any style or genre

  • Bring a recording or audio file and you will sing along to a track; or bring a copy of the music

  • Conductor will determine your vocal range, voice part and pitch matching

  • Introduce yourself briefly, your singing and music reading experience 

  • Fill out the membership expression of interest HERE

  • Interview is private with the IFC conductor, Tom Anderson

  • After a successful interview, an IFC section leader will contact you to confirm your attendance and invite you to submit your membership registration and season payment

  • In order to follow government trends and directives, all singers invited to join IFC for the 2023 seasons are asked to confidentially indicate their Covid-19 vaccination status on the registration form

Schedule

  • IFC usually holds two performance seasons with concerts in May and December

  • Spring season is January to May with a concert in May with rehearsals starting in January

  • The chorus usually breaks for the summer months, June-July and resumes rehearsals in August for the winter season

  • Winter season rehearsals are August to December with a concert in December

Post-Pandemic Protocols

Rehearsals are live and unmasked. Current government and MOH guidelines do not require vaccination documentation but IFC requests this information in the event that government protocols change and we are required to know the vaccination status of our members as a Society. All such documentation is confidential and known only to IFC officers. 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals: Weekly on Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Venue:  St George's Church, Lower Hall, 44 Minden Road, SG 248816

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Thank you for your interest in singing with International Festival Chorus!

We look forward to being in touch with you soon!  If you have additional questions, please contact us at ifcsingapore1@gmail.com

If you're ready, register your interest here

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

Registration for the August to December 2023 season is now open.

Register here for a membership interview.

JOIN THE 5TH SECTION

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From ticket sales to administrative assistance, to logistics, we need non-singing volunteers!

 

Our non-singing 5th Section volunteers are an important part of the IFC family. Each season, particularly near the concert event, there are a ton of opportunities available to people (friends, family, etc.) who want to get involved in helping the chorus.

 

To volunteer, fill out this registration form and tell us you want to join the 5th Section. We are keen to expand our choir community and would love to welcome new participants! Your interest is greatly appreciated!

Registration Form
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