Festival Winds 2019

The highly anticipated band event of the year “Festival Winds” organised by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) is back for its second year running from the 19th-21st and 23rd December 2019! Festival Winds is a premier musical experience for students (Secondary School and above) throughout Singapore to come together and perform with one another. At Festival Winds, students will participate in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 4 days. At the end of the Festival, students will put up a full length concert to demonstrate their growth and development.

Festival Winds is grateful to welcome new sponsors Chenter Foundation, Licha Stelaus Productions and new venue partner Nanyang Polytechnic alongside our returning sponsor The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) who will be supporting Festival Winds 2019. Do also look forward to catch your favourite Band Directors in action as the Band Directors’ Association Band takes stage for the Festival Winds Honour Band Concert. Festival Winds Honour Band Concert will be conducted by BDA(S)’s esteemed advisor, Dr Leonard Tan from the National Institute of Education and Director of Music of the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band ME5 Tan Aik Kee Ken Steven.

This upcoming 4-day event, targeted at students aged 13 years old and above, is helmed by some of the top local professional directors with the following objectives:
– To provide a platform for band members from different schools to interact in a learning and performance environment
– To introduce ensemble playing and full band training to participants
– To create opportunities to foster camaraderie and teamwork
– To equip student leaders to be role models in discipline and skills to lead and assist other band members in music matters

Following are the details of the event:
Date: 19th to 21st, 23rd Dec 2019
Time: 8.30 to 6pm (19th to 21st Dec) / 1 to 10pm (23rd Dec)
Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic (19th to 21st Dec) / Esplanade Concert Hall (23rd Dec)
Fee: $78 (on a first come first serve basis)

Upon application, students will now be separated into 3 groups, based on their number of years of experience, and put through a series of intense ensemble and combined band training. The application fee includes provision of lunch and soft copy scores, which will be provided to applicants 1 month before the start of the camp. Applicants will be required to make your own way to and fro from Nanyang Polytechnic/Esplanade concert Hall for the 4 day period; and to prepare the music beforehand to the best of their ability. The camp will culminate in a concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 23rd December (Monday) at 7.30pm (Nanyang Polytechic: 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 569830 / Esplanade Concert Hall: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981). Concert tickets may be purchased separately at $20 each. Guest band for this concert will be the Band Directors’ Association Band.

Places are limited. If you have missed out on all the fun (think balloon drop and Christmas hats) last year, make sure you do not miss out on this again! Limited super early and early bird registrations are available so do hurry!

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Singapore Concert

Licha Stelaus Production once again bring to Singapore a dynamic boys choir from South Africa, the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Winning world choral competitions, traveling and winning hears, this boys choir brings you the rhythm of the heartland of Africa and the people.

Come mesmerised by the mystic rhythms of Africa that will sure uplift your energy. One night only in Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, a performance not to be missed.

 

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Kaohsiung Concert

-About the choir school

德拉肯斯堡男童合唱學校是南非為數不多、享譽全球的聲樂學校之一,這所學校為兒童提供獨特的教育環境,學校課程提供了均衡的發展,鼓勵男孩成為男孩,享受自然,保持活躍。學校周圍著名的世界遺產自然景觀龍山山脈激發了男孩們的探險精神,教會的教育傳統同時培養了男孩們音樂天賦中的思想和表達能力。

合唱學校的原址為Tungay家族的農場,擔任當地三一教堂合唱指揮的學校創辦人John Tungay於1967年將農場改造為合唱學校,第一年有60位男童註冊入學,現在在學人數約為120名,年齡在9至15歲之間。學校在1995年建有600個座位的禮堂,每週三舉行音樂會。每週三的音樂會及定期舉辦的「山中之聲」音樂節與各地的藝術家合作,已被南非政府認可為該國重要的文化活動,並為合唱團培養了來自全球的忠實聽眾。學校的願景是建立一個多種族,多文化的合唱學校,經常被稱為「南非歌唱大使」,今(2019)年將首次在南非國家藝術節演出。

五十多年過去,德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團如今已經常在國際巡迴演出,近期於2018年參加兩年一度的世界合唱大賽,在Scenic Pop/Show Choir組獲得金牌,其活潑動感兼俱優美音色的演出在社群媒體中廣為流傳。最近的巡迴演出包括美國,韓國,荷蘭,德國,奧地利,日本和瑞士,並計劃於2019年9月前往英國。

-Artistic Director

藝術總監

Bernard Krüger自2016年起擔任德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團藝術總監,出於南非,畢業於荷蘭海牙皇家音樂院。過去曾擔任過南非Kearsney College管弦樂團及合唱團的藝術總監,有豐富的國際巡演及比賽經驗。雖然Krüger自小接受正統古典音樂教育,但觀察並體現當代的脈動一直是他為合唱團挑選曲目時的重要條件,他對音樂及教育的熱忱使得德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團能貫徹其多種族、跨文化的目標。

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Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Taipei Concert

-About the choir school

德拉肯斯堡男童合唱學校是南非為數不多、享譽全球的聲樂學校之一,這所學校為兒童提供獨特的教育環境,學校課程提供了均衡的發展,鼓勵男孩成為男孩,享受自然,保持活躍。學校周圍著名的世界遺產自然景觀龍山山脈激發了男孩們的探險精神,教會的教育傳統同時培養了男孩們音樂天賦中的思想和表達能力。合唱學校的原址為Tungay家族的農場,擔任當地三一教堂

合唱指揮的學校創辦人John Tungay於1967年將農場改造為合唱學校,第一年有60位男童註冊入學,現在在學人數約為120名,年齡在9至15歲之間。學校在1995年建有600個座位的禮堂,每週三舉行音樂會。每週三的音樂會及定期舉辦的「山中之聲」音樂節與各地的藝術家合作,已被南非政府認可為該國重要的文化活動,並為合唱團培養了來自全球的忠實聽眾。學校的願景是建立一個多種族,多文化的合唱學校,經常被稱為「南非歌唱大使」,今(2019)年將首次在南非國家藝術節演出。

五十多年過去,德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團如今已經常在國際巡迴演出,近期於2018年參加兩年一度的世界合唱大賽,在Scenic Pop/Show Choir組獲得金牌,其活潑動感兼俱優美音色的演出在社群媒體中廣為流傳。最近的巡迴演出包括美國,韓國,荷蘭,德國,奧地利,日本和瑞士,並計劃於2019年9月前往英國。

-Artistic Director

藝術總監

Bernard Krüger自2016年起擔任德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團藝術總監,出於南非,畢業於荷蘭海牙皇家音樂院。過去曾擔任過南非Kearsney College管弦樂團及合唱團的藝術總監,有豐富的國際巡演及比賽經驗。雖然Krüger自小接受正統古典音樂教育,但觀察並體現當代的脈動一直是他為合唱團挑選曲目時的重要條件,他對音樂及教育的熱忱使得德拉肯斯堡男童合唱團能貫徹其多種族、跨文化的目標。

https://www.lichastelaus.com/

 

Singapore General Hospital Charity Concert

With the belief that music heals, choristers from the Nidaros Cathedral Men & Boys Choir returned to Singapore General Hospital Block 6 Quad to sing.

They gave a free public performance on 9 October, as a special musical treat for all the patients and hardworking hospital staff.

Take a look at our Singapore General Hospital concert in 2017!
https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeGeneralHospital/posts/norways-nidaros-cathedral-boys-choir-nidarosdomens-guttekor-performed-last-frida/10154696251566681/

 

Echo of a Millennium: Singapore Concert

Back in Singapore for their second tour! Licha Stelaus Productions brought Choral Series 6 to you, the beautiful voices of the 1,000 years Norway Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir. The performance included traditional choral and Norwegian folk tunes, as well as Dvořák Mass in D Major with the re:Sound Chamber Orchestra. The musicians of this choir are ages 10-75. The pure boy treble with the mature voices of adult male, give the most beautiful combined voices of this choir.

Echo of a Millennium: Singapore Concert
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Esplanade Concert Hall

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Echo of a Millennium: Taiwan Concert

承德表演藝術公司首次台灣音樂會,帶給台灣聽眾合唱系列第五,1,000年歷史的挪威尼德羅斯大聖堂男聲合唱團。演出曲目包含傳統合唱與挪威民謠曲目外,與由管風琴伴奏的Dvořák的D大調彌撒。此團團員年齡10-75歲。純樸的男童高音結合了成熟男性的低音,是此團最優美的聲樂結合。

演出者:

指揮:Bjørn Moe(挪威)
合唱團:尼德羅斯大聖堂合唱團(挪威)
女高音:Felicia Teo(新加坡)
女低音: Désirée Baraula(挪威)
男高音:Thomas Ruud(挪威)
男低音:Magne Fremmerlid(挪威)
管風琴:Magne Draagen(挪威)
管弦樂團:高雄市交響樂團(台灣)

For the first time in Taiwan, Licha Stelaus Productions brought Choral Series 5 to the beautiful island of Taiwan. The enchanting voices of the 1,000 years Norway Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir made its debut in the new National Concert Hall. The performance included traditional choral and Norwegian folk tunes, as well as Dvořák Mass in D Major with the organ. The musicians of this choir are ages 10-75. The pure boy treble with the mature voices of adult male, give the most beautiful combined voices of this choir.

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Performers:

Conductor: Bjørn Moe (Norway)
Choir: Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir (Norway)
Soprano: Felicia Teo (Singapore)
Alto: Désirée Baraula (Norway)
Tenor: Thomas Ruud (Norway)
Bass: Magne Fremmerlid (Norway)
Organist: Magne Draagen (Norway)
Orchestra: Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)

 

Echo of a Millennium: Norway Concert

Chenter Foundation 美國承德基金會,  Licha Stelaus Productions, and the Nidarosdomens Guttekor co-produced this special performance in the choir’s home of 1,000 years, the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral in Norway’s ancient capital of Trondheim. The focus repertoires of this concert were Dvořák Mass in D Major as well as other choral delights.  Visit the Cathedral’s website to view this beautiful Holy place on the must visit list for pilgrims as well as music lovers. https://www.nidarosdomen.no/en/
 
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Musikk for Hjertet | Special Charity Concert at Nidaros Cathedral

Sponsored by Chenter Foundation 美國承德基金會, Licha Stelaus Productions, and Nidarosdomens Guttekor, this By-Invitation-Only charity concert was for school children, and citizens of special needs, of City of Trondheim.  Repertoires of light classical choral music and popular delights were performed for those who otherwise don’t have much opportunities to enjoy a formal concert.

The performance was at Nidarosdomen / Nidaros Cathedral https://www.nidarosdomen.no/en/ Trondheim, Norway

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