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“Serial number ST 23: Hwa Chong Institution”
As we walk through the black backstage and into the light of The Republic Cultural Centre, our senses flood us. The stands and the chairs (“ahh where am I sitting why is there a huge empty space here”), the judges (“woah they’re all really old”), the audience (“oh look our juniors!”). Yet all these fade away as our conductor picks up his baton – the universe shrinks, and there is naught but us and the music.
The Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging has always been a highlight of any performing arts member’s life in their CCA. It represents an opportunity to play with the very best of musicians from across Singapore, an opportunity to showcase our own caliber, an opportunity to perform in front of among the most qualified musicians in the world.
All of us had slightly differing perceptions of the Central Judging. For some, it was an opportunity to come back after less-than-ideal previous Central Judging results. For others, it was their first endeavor of this nature. Whatever our views, our goals coincided – to play to the very best of our ability. And we all knew that the path ahead was marked with difficulty and intense work.
And work we did.
All that work culminated in a short, ten-minute performance on stage. It hardly seemed enough to warrant our effort, yet we all knew what was at stake.
The performance itself was a blur. We breathed as one, and played as one. We were acutely aware of tiny mistakes that we made, yet all that served was to spur our determination to play the rest of the music as close to perfection as possible.
As we left the stage to cheers and applause, we were filled with anxiety, exhilaration and sadness – leftover anxiety from the performance, exhilaration that we had played our music to the best of our ability and a tinge of sadness that it was all over. But above all we felt hope – hope that our music had spoken, and that others had heard.
“ST 23, Hwa Chong Institution: Gold with Honours.”
Screams and tears of joy and exuberance. Hugs and high fives. And an overwhelming gratitude – to our conductor for guiding us, to our teachers, family and friends for being with us for this journey, and to each other: for contributing to this ambiguous whole we call our CCA.
And a few days later, work begins anew.
ELDDFS’ Four on 21 and 22 May 2010
String Ensemble’s Inspirations X: Enchante on 21 May 2010
DoReMi:Pop Song Composing Concert on 18 May 2010, 7 pm
10 May: Lost 0-5 to Raffles Institution
11 May: Lost 1-4 to Victoria Junior College
12 May: Lost 2-3 to Temasek Junior College in an extremely tight match
10 May: Lost 0-5 to Raffles Institution
11 May: Lost 0-5 to Anglo-Chinese Junior College
12 May: Defeated Catholic Junior College 4-1
11 May: Defeated Raffles Institution 36-26
14 May: Defeated Saint Andrew’s Junior College 73-18
Through to the finals!
11 May: Defeated Anderson Junior College 85-38
14 May: Defeated Victoria Junior College 78-33
Through to the finals!
10 May: Lost to Victoria Junior College 0-6
10 May: Lost to Anglo-Chinese Junior College 29-58
14 May: Defeated Raffles Institution 40-29
12 May: Defeated River Valley High School 23-3
12 May: Defeated Anderson Junior College 5-0
13 May: Lost 0-5 to Raffles Institution
11 May: Lost 1-4 to Anglo-Chinese School Independent
12 May: Lost 0-5 to Anglo-Chinese Junior College
14 May: Defeated Victoria Junior College 4-1
Great end to the season, guys!
10 May: Defeated Pioneer Junior College 2-0
12 May: Defeated Anderson Junior College 3-1
14 May: Defeated Anglo-Chinese Junior College 3-2
Volleyball Girls Champions!!
10 May: Lost 1-2 to Nanyang Junior College
12 May: Defeated Temasek Junior College 3-0
14 May: Defeated Nanyang Junior College 3-0
Volleyball Guys Champions!!
HC String Ensemble’s Inspirations X: Enchanté 21st May 2010
The Hwa Chong Choir Presents: Voices in Flight 2010 on 15th May 2010
Competition Report: Inter-school Bridge Championships 2010
5 May: Defeated ACJC 5-0. Match Report of HCI vs ACJC
4 May: Defeated Temasek Junior College 3-2
6 May: Match Report of HCI vs TJC
4 May: Deafeated Dunman High 94-12
7 May: Defeated Temasek Junior College 65-17
4 May: Defeated Jurong Junior College 81-49
7 May: Defeated ACSI 79-34
4 May: Girls Doubles Event: Special mention to Goh Xin Yan who bowled a high game of 245!
7 & 8 May: Girls Quartets Day 1, Boys Quartets Day 2: Aaron Tan of 09S62 who attained a fantastic average of 210! Other JCs completed their games, and HC fell short of the seeded positions this year.
Floorball Girls and Boys
5 May: Boys team lost 4-4 to NYJC, Girls team lost 2-5 to the NYJC
5 May: Defeated Saint Andrews’ Junior College 62-27
7 May: Defeated Anderson Junior College 77-17
4 May: Lost to Serangoon Junior College 0-2, end of season
5 May: Defeated Tampines Junior College 17-1
Tennis Girls and Boys
3 May: Boys – SAJC beat HCI 5-0
4 May: Girls – HCI beat CJC 4-1
7 May: Girls – HCI beat SRJC 5-0
4 May: Amendment to Touch Rugby Finals Report
Volleyball Girls and Boys
6 May: Girls – Defeated Meridian Junior College 2-0: 25-7 and 25-8
7 May: Girls – Lost to ACJC 0-2: 10-25, 20-25, Boys – Defeated Saint Andrews’ Junior College 2-0: 25-8, 25-18
Hwa Chong String Ensemble proudly presents Inspirations X: Enchanté, to be held on 21st May 2010, 7:30 pm, at LT3@HCJC.
The theme of our concert is “Love and Romance”. In this concert, we explore various forms of dance music such as the tango and chamber music.
Besides performing selected dance pieces from all over the world that are bound to send your feet tapping and hearts thumping, the 1st half of the concert will showcase intimate music-making by three chamber quintets and an exclusive double bass duet as well. What’s more, selected classical pieces such as Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise are included to remind us of the simple wonders of life – the occasional heartache and tingling of the heart.
Tickets will be sold at $5 each from 5th May and can be purchased through respective CT groups or by approaching any HCSE member. You can contact us at email@example.com as well.
With limited seats available, tickets will be running out fast! Grab the opportunity to relax and be enchanted by the Hwa Chong String Ensemble as we make your senses dance to the tune of our music.
Hwa Chong String Ensemble
After taking part in the Singapore Youth Festival 2009 and clinching a Gold award, Hwa Chong String Ensemble is proud to present the next programme of the year, Inspirations IX: Reminiscence. The theme for this concert, as the title suggests, is Reminiscence which is in conjunction with the Hwa Chong’s 90th Anniversary. The concert aims to bring you through the ups and downs of the Hwa Chong String Ensemble with pieces like Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber which tugs our heartstrings. The concert will also feature our SYF pieces, bringing back fond memories of the countless rehearsals to each and every member. This concert promises an exciting line up of pieces pieced together to bring you a night of nostalgia and recollection. We hope to see you there!
Details are as follow:
Details of Concert
Date: 14 May 2009
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Hwa Chong (College) Cheng Yi Auditorium
Ticket Price: $5 (Free Seating)
Tickets can be bought at our ticketing booth in the canteen or through the CT order forms. Just a small reminder to all CT reps, please submit your forms with the money to our canteen booth by Thursday, 7th May. Alternatively you could just approach any member from the ensemble to purchase your tickets. Thank you!
Our Strings Emsemble won the Gold Award at today’s SYF competition!
The tennis girls maintained their perfect record for the season, when they beat MJC 5-0.
Also, the netball girls were triumphant against AJC, winning with a score of 51-36.