Upcoming Concert


“Joy!” – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony presented by
the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Beethoven 9th (Property of BHSO)
Sunday, 25 January 2015, 5.00pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
Adrian Tan, conductor
Wendy Evangela Woon Mei Yu, soprano
Cheryl Bains, alto
Raymond Lee Pei Khoon, tenor
Kong Ling Yi, bass
The Joy Chorale
Jeremy Monteiro
Overture in C “The Story of Singapore”
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral”
Kick-start the New Year and celebrations of Singapore’s 50th year of independence with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra (BHSO) as they present “JOY!”, the concert, to the nation.BHSO, Singapore’s longest-serving community orchestra, will kick off the concert with the “Overture in C – The Story of Singapore” composed by Cultural Medallion receipient and local jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro. The “Overture in C – The Story of Story” offers a rare glimpse into Mr Monteiro’s rich and diverse musical personality. Incorporating a line from the well-loved national song, “One People, One Nation, One Singapore”, which he composed in 1990, the Overture tells the history of Singapore – how the country began from a sleepy fishing village through to modern day.

“JOY!” will culminate in the performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor. The symphony is often best known for the theme, “Ode to Joy”, featured in the choral finale of the last movement, inspiring hope and joy among audiences worldwide. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 will be presented by the 80-strong orchestra, comprising primarily amateur musicians with a passion for music, and will be conducted by music director and conductor, Adrian Tan. The orchestra will be joined by soloists as well as trained and amateur singers of “The Joy Chorale”, formed by the Singapore community, and led by chorus mistress, Khor Ai Ming.


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