We had a fruitful time on the recent Labour Day public holiday (May 1st, 2019) at our annual choir retreat.
Each year on Labour Day, the choir organizes a day’s worth of programs to help our choristers and guests with choral rehearsal technique, interpretation of music, vocal rudiments and technique, liturgy and musicianship.
Throughout the day, we were thrilled with games by our President Christopher See in numerous ice-breakers. Coming for rehearsals and singing for the Masses weekly, seldom presents the opportunity to get to know our members better, and it was real fun to know some pretty weird stuff in each others’ lives!
Our student conductor, Roger Lee got us all prepped and ready with some warm-up exercises before we got serious with the meat of the morning’s program.
This year, we were delighted to have Benedict Goh, FLCM (Choral Conducting) take us through a class on music interpretation and choral intonation. We worked on “The Lord’s My Shepherd (Bro. James’ Air)”, and “Regina Caeli” (Antonio Lotti).
In the afternoon, our Music Director Kenneth Wee, Dip.LCM (Choral Conducting) led us through an awareness and the sensibilities of the liturgy surrounding the Catholic Requiem Mass.
Ending the day, Kenneth pushed us out of our comfort zones by using our voices to improvise music together – and we came out with 4 new pieces in mere minutes!
We couldn’t have been more blessed on a Labour Day! 🙂
(More photos here)
Get your copy of the chants and music accompanying the liturgy for one of the holiest nights of the Catholic calendar: the Easter Vigil.
This year, Sts. Peter & Paul Choir are honoured to sing for the liturgy and the repertoire includes:
– Christus Factus Est (Anerio)
– Sicut Cervus (Palestrina)
– Regina Caeli (Lotti)
– Crown Him with Many Crowns (Larson)
Also, chants accompanying the liturgy include the Ordinaries from Mass VIII (de Angelis), and the Vidi Aquam – not forgetting the Exsultet (Easter Proclamation).
Come and experience this most solemn occasion with us.
Download the missalette below:
If you will be visiting the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, Singapore for the Good Friday service in English, 3pm, please feel free to refer to the following resources as the Passion will be chanted.
This afternoon, the Sts. Peter & Paul Choir, together with the Ad Orientem Solisti Orchestra will present the “Gloria” as interpreted by Fr. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
To follow the proceedings, feel free to download a copy of the missalette. We wish you a joyful end of the year, and a promising 2019 ahead.
We are still open for choristers to join us in all sections as part of the chorus for Vivaldi’s “Gloria” (RV589): Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass.
Feel free to email us with your Name, Mobile number and Singing experience.
Let’s experience this together!
As the Carmelite Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel approaches, here’s an ancient chant that was of the old monastic order of the Carmelites. The choir sings this chant at Masses where the Carmelite Solemnities are celebrated.
Translations in English are found in the music sheet for the Chant Notation.