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Music Is: SSO Pops – Forty-ssimo – The Welcome Celebration! by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Preview)

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The Singapore Symphony Chorus launches a year-long celebration to mark its 40th anniversary on 4th April with Forty-ssimo: The Welcome Celebration!

Taking place at Victoria Concert Hall, the concert marks the beginning of a year of celebrations showcasing the breadth and depth of the SSC. Choral Director Eudenice Palaruan conducts a programme of three works from three different countries and eras.

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem – a choral masterpiece of the 20th century – opens the concert, before the chorus turns its attention to a gem of the Baroque: Francesco Durante’s Magnificat in B-flat major. The concert closes with the exquisite Dance of Exultation by contemporary composer Dan Forrest.

The Singapore Symphony Chorus will be joined by organist Isaac Lee and musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Choral Director Eudenice Palaruan studied composition and conducting at the University of the Philippines College of Music and trained under Dr Joel Navarro, Dr Ramon Santos and Prof. Andrea Veneracion. After obtaining his Bachelor Degree in the Philippines, he studied Choral Conducting at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule in Germany under Prof. Martin Behrmann.

Forty-ssimo: The Welcome Celebration! plays on 4th April 2020 at the Victoria Concert Hall. Tickets available here

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