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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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Sangita Boudville

"...choral music, of all musical genres, is my favourite. 
Being an amateur, I was relieved when I recognised some of the more familiar Christmas songs but when I heard ‘O Magnum Mysterium’, I was enthralled! I knew I wanted to be a part of IFC. "

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. Interviews for the winter season will open in August 2021 and continue for four weeks. Prospective members are asked to attend a regular rehearsal to get a feel for the rehearsal experience.  All new member interviews are held after rehearsals.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Interviews are held immediately following Tuesday night rehearsals and consist of the following: 

 

  • Determine your vocal range, voice part and pitch matching

  • Sing a song of your choosing, or a simple song provided on site  (our accompanist will be present to assist)

  • Introduce yourself briefly

  • Fill out the membership registration HERE

  • Interview is private with the IFC conductor, Tom Anderson

  • After the interview, an IFC section leader will contact you to confirm your attendance and interview

  • In order to follow government trends and directives, all singers invited to join IFC for the 2021-2022 season 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

Our Covid-19 world

In our current context, we are singing live, weekly in small groups as Singapore directives allow. We are expecting a December 2021 concert and have tentatively fixed a date, but are subject to the SMM advisories of the National Arts Council.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals: Every Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Venue:  Voices of Singapore, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street, SG 179803

Directions: VOS @ Adelphi Direction Guide

Member expectations

  • Singers must be able to match pitch

  • Members are expected to attend all rehearsals

  • 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 or at the first rehearsal

  • Members should 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

    • Details are shared with choristers at the start of each season

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 

REGISTER HERE

Winter Season 2021
(Registration is now open)

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!