University of Hawai’i – Next Steps to Your Future

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Chenter Foundation is proud to be one of the first scholarship funding partners for this very important education project  to promote Hawaii public high school graduates’ college attendance.

 

Participants can attend free summer classes at University of Hawaii community colleges, benefit from personal advisors, and explore their career options. They will also be eligible for scholarships to attend University of Hawaii campuses in Fall 2021.

 

Details of this program can be found at nextsteps.hawaii.edu or simply text “nextsteps” to (808) 437-2719 by May 30, 2021.

 

We believe health, education, and music are not privileges, but are basic rights of everyone.

 

We believe widespread proper education is a critical element for a stable society.

*While Chenter Foundation participates in financial grants to this project, determination of eligibility are solely by University of Hawai’i

Photos and Videos: University of Hawai’i Foundation

Holiday Greetings from Norway!

We received this lovely message and song from our friends at Nidarosdomens Guttekor filmed in their majestic home, Nidaros Cathedral. It brought back wonderful memories of our Asian tours and charity concerts in Norway. Thank you and we look forward to more collaborations!
The song is Norway’s most beloved Christmas hymn “Deilig er jorden”. It’s melody is originally a German hymn “Schönster Herr Jesu”, dating back to 1677. In Norway, it is tradition to sing this song at the end of Christmas concerts, and, of course, at the end of the Christmas eve services.
On 24 December 2020, the Norwegian television will broadcasted live from the Nidaros Cathedral and this song was sung by all Norwegians lead by Nidarosdomens Guttekor.
Licha Stelaus Productions is an affiliate of Chenter Foundation
Find out more about this fabulous choir and previous concerts videos and photos
Video: © Nidarosdomens Guttekor. All Rights Reserved.

Festival Winds 2019

The highly anticipated band event of the year “Festival Winds” organised by the Band Directors’ Association (Singapore) came back for its second year! 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 participated in masterclasses with an esteemed professional faculty and rehearse as an ensemble for 4 days. At the end of the Festival, students performed a full length concert to demonstrate their growth and development.

Festival Winds 2019 welcomed new sponsors Chenter Foundation, Licha Stelaus Productions and new venue partner Nanyang Polytechnic alongside their returning sponsor The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Attendees could also look forward to catching their favourite Band Directors in action as the Band Directors’ Association Band took the stage for the Festival Winds Honour Band Concert. Festival Winds Honour Band Concert was 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.

The 4-day event, targeted at students aged 13 years old and above, was 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

Students were separated into 3 groups, based on their number of years of experience, and put through a series of intense ensemble and combined band training.

Rhythm of Africa: The Dynamic Springbok Singapore Concert

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

Come be mesmerised by the mystic rhythms of Africa that will sure uplift your energy. One night only in Esplanade Concert Hall, 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。

https://www.lichastelaus.com/

 

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

https://www.LichaStelaus.com

 

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.

https://www.LichaStelaus.com

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)