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IFC WINTER SEASON 2021

Expressions of the Heart

Songs on themes of hope, loss, community, overcoming, home, family

10 August to 4 December 2021

Come join the IFC family! 

The 2021 Winter season theme, Expressions of the Heart, features repertoire that sets the heart singing. For most of 2020 and 2021, choirs all over the world have been muted by the pandemic. Now is our moment to let out the music that has been dormant within us.

The main chorus and the IFC Chamber Choir will be the featured ensembles in this season, singing live the repertoire from our Spring Season 2021 virtual performance plus exciting new accompanied and a cappella pieces, such as a 15th century Latin prayer and pop Christmas favourites.

Due to onstage performance limitations currently imposed by the NAC, IFC can only accommodate 60 singers this season. Registration is open to the public but openings are limited. You are encouraged to register, attend the first rehearsal and vocal interview to secure your place for this season. We hope in following seasons to once again be unlimited in our invitation to new choristers.

Register at the link below. 

Questions about joining IFC?  See the JOIN page for information and expectations of membership.  CONTACT us if you have additional questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

When

10 August to 4 December 2021
Rehearsal every Tuesday
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Where

VOS - Voices of Singapore
Adelphi #03-31/32/33

1 Coleman Street, S179803

click here for a directional guide

& Auxiliary Rehearsal Venues at IFC member homes

Important Safety Information regarding COVID-19

  • Singers will be assigned a rehearsal venue in order to group sections together as best as possible.
     

  • Season participants are encouraged to attend the live rehearsal for your group - if you are unable or have health concerns, please notify your section leader.
     

  • AT VOS, we have 2 rooms, and procedures are as follows:

    • one rehearsal studio accommodating 5 people, singing unmasked watching via Zoom.

    • A 2nd rehearsal studio accommodating 30 people; 5 singing unmasked, and 25 observing participants.

    • 5 singers of the same section (S or A or T or B) will sing at a time.

    • Observing participants will not be passive, but will be included as actively as possible, making score notes, practicing rhythms, and speaking portions of the section being worked on by the 5 singers.

    • We will have 2 rotations of 40-45 minutes

    • At the end of each rotation, we will switch groups, giving 20 people the opportunity to sing live alongside other choristers.
       

  • At home venues, rehearsal will proceed as follows:

    • Groups of up to 8 guests can meet in a home - limited to 5 unmasked singers at a time.

    • Home groups, where possible, will consist of same section singers, S or A or T or B.

    • Home groups will tune in to the main rehearsal via Zoom and will rehearse parallel to the central venue.

    • Where possible, home venues will have a live leader/accompanist playing parts live in the home location.

    • Alternatively, there will be .mp3 audio files to play on devices for accompaniment.
       

  • Repertoire will be made available via softcopy. PDF on the IFC GoogleDrive. (IFC members are kindly asked not to share repertoire resources outside of the chorus in view of copyright standards & best practice.)