Brief Encounters: A Musical Affair


Brief Encounters: A Musical Affair

Singapore meets Austria in a series of concerts

SINGAPORE 28 July 2017 – Singapore will truly be filled with the sound of music this September when two Austrian choirs and an award-winning Singapore pianist take centre stage in a series of performances at the Esplanade and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

The highlight of this series is Brief Encounters: A Musical Affair, a one-night only concert on 3 September at Esplanade’s Concert Hall featuring musical epics performed by one of Singapore’s most promising pianists, Churen Li, 22, who has been named a Yamaha and Bösendorfer Artist, and Chorus Sine Nomine, a popular vocal ensemble in Austria which has been heard in more than 11 countries. The choir will be here in Singapore for the first time and accompanied by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra.

Says Mr Phan Ming Yen, director of Global Cultural Alliance (GCA), the arts and cultural not-for profit organisation spearheading the performances: “Central to GCA’s work is the sharing of cultures within and beyond Singapore to countries around the world. In this, GCA is glad to be able to bring two Austrian choirs to Singapore this September, presenting different aspects of European musical culture in partnership with Singapore musicians and also with the local music community. The music that the two choirs will be performing and the activities which the choirs are involved in will allow for different levels of engagement with the Singapore audiences.”