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Metro Philharmonic Society (MPS) 60th Anniversary Concert – Post Event Report

Metro Philharmonic Society (MPS) 60th Anniversary Concert

Ocean of Songs 1959-2019 歌声的海洋
《九歌》The Nine Cantos

Composer: Leong Yoon Pin 梁荣平
Conductor: Ng Eng Kee 黄荣基
Solo: Teng Xiang Ting 丁湘庭
Piano accompanist: Pauline Lee 李锦玥

Performance collaboration between 4 choirs:

Metro Philharmonic Choir 星市合唱团
Schola Cantorum Singapore 习唱堂
Xiyao Cultural Association 喜耀合唱团
Vocal Associates 声乐联盟合唱团

The Metro Philharmonic Society (MPS) held its 60th Anniversary Concert on 25th August 2019 (Sun). The concert was a collaboration between 4 choirs – the Metro Philharmonic Choir, Schola Cantorum Singapore (SCS), the Vocal Associates Festival Chorus and the Xiyao Cultural Association. We had a great time working together with Mr. Ng Eng Kee (Music Director of MPS), solo soprano Ms. Teng Xiang Ting and highly accomplished pianist, Ms. Pauline Lee in performing composer doyen Mr. Leong Yoon Pin's 45 min long Cantata, the "Nine Cantos".

It was also SCS's honour to perform a thematic set of three rain songs, arranged or composed by Mr. Leong Yoon Pin's students; Dr. Zechariah Goh's《雨夜花》(Blossoms in the Rain), Mr. Albert Tay's《相思》(Longing) (with Mr. Ng Eng Kee as baritone solo), and Ms. Liong Kit Yeng's《伞内 伞外》with Ms. Chong Lee Khim on the ivories.

Thank you for attending the concert and showing us your support!