The Singapore Management University (SMU) Chamber Choir was formed by five enthusiastic choristers who were invited to represent SMU in the Singapore Chorus of Russian composer Vladimir Martynov’s ‘SINGAPORE’ Symphony, held at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The Singapore premiere was graced by President S.R. Nathan and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
Since its commencement, the Choir has grown in strength and is one of the most prestigious arts clubs in SMU, having been inducted into the University’s Arts Excellence Programme. With its young and vibrant group of music-makers, the Choir continues to advance in its journey towards artistic excellence. Most recently, the Choir was awarded Gold in both the Sacral and Folksong categories at the 7th International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava, winning the latter class.
Over the past 10 years, the Choir has chalked up a wide spectrum of appearances such as their annual Wrinkles in the Air concert, overseas competitions, year-end carolling performances, school events and community outreach programmes. Much like their first outing at the Esplanade, their latest adventure was a concert of Chinese New Year songs, Mo Ran Hui Shou, arranged for chorus and orchestra, in partnership with the SYC Ensemble Singers and the Kidz’ Philharmonic@SG orchestra for young children.