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Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra Biennial Concert 2012
The Heavenly Echoes of Nanyang - 天籁回音之羽调南风
Date: 10th June 2012, Sunday
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall
Tickets are priced at $12 and $18.
2012 marks HCCO’s 30th anniversary in presenting the “天籁回音”concert series.
Having clinched the highest honours for four consecutive Singapore Youth Festival
(SYF) showcases since 2005, HCCO remains the only JC orchestra to have achieved
this feat thus far.
This year’s concert, “羽调南风”, will feature a gamut of repertoire uniquely of
Nanyang flavor. Be refreshed by the contemporary character of Lion City Overture,
infused with Chinese, Malay and Arabic folk influences. Let the ensemble pieces, like
Northen Flight of the Snow Geese, Malay Folk Suite and Ruan on Fire, reignite your
appreciation for musical presentations of Singaporean esprit and charm. Indulge in the
assortment of gems illuminating modernism steeped in tradition.
The Heavenly Echoes of Nanyang promises to serenade with melodious tunes, inspire
with musical pieces that challenge one’s imagination and invigorate with the majestic
Be part of this delightful musical experience with HCCO!
Send an e-mail to:
HCCOconcert2012@gmail.com to reserve your tickets today!
Please include your name, contact number and email address along with your order.
Visit our Facebook event page: Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra – 天籁回音 2012 (Heavenly Echoes of Nanyang)
On this sweltering Monday, while most people were enjoying the day off school, the Chinese Orchestra were feverishly preparing for their SYF competition. Their efforts paid off as they returned with an amazing Gold with Honours! Congratulations, CO! We are extremely proud of you:D
Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra Biennial concert: 天籁回音 (Echoes of Heaven)
Founded in 1974, the Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra (HCCO) has been a prominent student-based traditional music group in the Chinese music scene. It has clinched the highest honours in 2005, 2007 and 2009 consecutively at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF), a notable feat that only HCCO has achieved amongst all JC orchestras thus far. This year, HCCO proudly presents our biennial concert featuring a wide ranging repertoire, from the traditional Chinese double-erhu concerto 天仙配 (The Heavenly Match), to Tchaikovsky’s heart-tucking Barcarolle played by the plucked strings section and many more. Echoes of Heaven promises to be an unforgettable night of divine music:
Date: 6th June 2010
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall
Address: 7 Shenton Way
Singapore Conference Hall
Tickets: $12, $15, $20
As we start a month-long count down to the big day on the 6th of June, practices have now been increased to 5 times a week, more than 4 hours each time. We are working hard to present our best music to the best audiences! We promise that our concert will not be sleep-inducing! (: So remember to get tickets and support us through your CT reps. Alternatively you can also stop any HCCO member (in a cool gray pullover) in school to place your orders. See you there!
Hey Hwa Chong! Hope you’ve spent the break well resting and gearing up for the rest of the school term (and collecting those precious Ang Baos)! Time to recount the events on your last Friday!
12th February was definitely a day of joy and excitement. With our very own Hwa Chong Chinese New Year Celebration, 花舞, attracting the young and the slightly older ( sorry seniors) alike in a fit to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Citygate: CANDY with a tinge of manga.
But in any case, students and seniors alike decked the corridors of the wings and 天堂, adding to the touch of liveliness the day presented.
The morning was packed with exciting performances courtesy of our Lion Dance, Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance Society and the Music And Dance Society and Wushu!
Our emcees: Xueyan & Zeyu
HC Choir completes the SMILE! Don’t you see one!
HC Chinese Dance at their best again
With a pleasantly surprising performance from our Music And Dance Society!
Wushu: the valour package.
Make that a precision and top-class one as well.
With the street market following the performances, Hwa Chongians experienced a festival that is worth remembering in every right.
A fair wih the undiscounted creativeness of our students.
The mass Lao Yu Sheng was the highlight of the event, with everyone crowding around their own class benches ( or stalls) and lo hei for a more prosperous new year. The FEEL of Hwa Chong family was in everyone’s bones.
CNY Celebration, 花舞, came to a splendid end with the sun beaming brightly on the red tiger in the middle of central plaza, casting a brilliant shadow of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow.
We could not ask for a more apt build-up as the atmosphere paved the way for the explosiveness of what was to come:
One by one each faculty immersed themselves in 3 minutes of bliss, giving full vent to their dazzling moves, drawing incessant cheers from the entire plaza and wings.
Bullgirls and bullguys unite!
Dancing God of War
The best faculty may have been crowned by our judges, but you guys know that the best dance is one that entails soul and sweat. You did it, together, J1s!
What’s a party without SODACHE?! Here we go again! Get you mind set, and have a wild, wild time!
The very vibrancy of our school.
One Hwa Chong, as always, and forever!
Photos by Daryl Chua, Wan Zhong Wei and Neo Kae Yuan.
HCCO has done it again, clinching its 3rd consecutive Gold with Honours award at the biennial SYF Central Judging.
For the past 2 months, all HCCO members slogged their guts out, spending early mornings and late evenings practising our 2 SYF pieces. During the 15 minutes on stage, we played our hearts out and put our soul into our music, dazzling the audience, touching the judges, captivating the entire crowd.
Well done HCCO!
For those who are wondering who is the president… Their members have a gift for him!
The Chinese Orchestra has done Hwa Chong proud in clinching yet another Gold with Honours award for the school. Well done!
The Hwa Chong Chinese Orchestra (HCCO) is one of the first CCAs to be set up in Hwa Chong. HCCO comprises more than 90 talented musicians from Singapore’s top secondary school Chinese Orchestras who share a common goal to play music right from the heart. Currently, HCCO is under the baton of Dr Wei Yan Ming and Mr Lum Yan Seng, both renowned regional professional musicians who have had great contributions to the Chinese music scene.