Voices of Singapore Choral Society
Who Are We?
August 2014 marked the birth of VOCO Singapore Ladies Choir, the country's first independent all-female choir.
The ensemble consists of both professional and student singers , musicians, teachers, as well as passionate amateurs who are eager discover new experiences through music-making and developing a deeper understanding of the nation's cultural heritage.
They have preformed with Philomela (Finland), winner of the 2014 World Choir Games (Ladies Chamber Choir), University of London Chamber Choir, and The Coronation Singers.
In June 2016 the choir embarked on their first international European tour, where they travelled to give concerts in Amsterdam, Krakow, London (England), Great Rissitgton and Cardiff (Wales). During the tour, the choir also participated in the 2016 Cracovia Cantans International Choir Competition in Krakow, Poland and was awarded the 2nd Prize (no 1st prize awarded).
With the mission of developing children living in Singapore from all walks of life as singers, individuals and performers, the Voices of Singapore Children's Choir is set up with the goal of delivering the best all-rounded music and singing education to young talents.
The Voices of Singapore Children's Choir is a new children's choir formed by Singaporean Conductor-Composer Darius Lim, Artistic Director of Voices of Singapore and President of the Choral Directors' Association of Singapore.
The VOS Children's Choir has established connections with some of the world's best children's choirs that include the Hong Kong Children's Choir, Hamilton Children's Choir (Canada), the Berlin Children's Choir and many other top ensembles - providing opportunities for singers to be exposed to some of the world's best teaching and performance experiences.
Singers who have been accepted will be assigned to the different choirs based on ability and age. The VOS Children's Choir also works closely with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) to conduct ABRSM Examinations for choirs under its wing.
Classes on musicianship, music theory, ear-training, individual vocal technique, and stage performance are key skills that are taught and developed at the VOS Children's Choir - aimed at giving children a most comprehensive and holistic musical experience.
A Choir for singers from different walks of life.
The Coronation Singers is a group of passionate singers from Singapore who have come together from all over the world and from different walks of life to make music and forge friendships. led by Elaine Teo and Maurine Tsakok, the group meets weekly for singing sessions.
The choir has performed at national concert halls in Singapore such as the Victoria Concert Hall and Chijmes Hall.
In 2018, The Coronation Singers made their European debut through a series of performances at the Festival Coros de Verão, where they presented an all-Singapore programme at various venues at Lisbon including a performance at the world renowned UNESCO Heritage Site - the Jerónimos Monastery.
Founded in 2016 and one of the few all-male choirs in Singapore.
VOCE Men's Choir was founded in 2016. The chamber choir consists of professional and amateur singers, as well as passionate singers from a diverse range of musical backgrounds. One of the few all-male choirs in Singapore, VOCE has been recognized both locally and in the region frmo their unique blend and stylistic approach to music. 2018 saw the choir performing alongside the world-renowned Vienna Boys' Choir at the Esplanade concert hall in January 2019.
In 2016, the choir presented a concert of Singaporean and International music at the Russian Cultural Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In June 2018, the choir gave their Europe debut concerts in Lisbon, Portugal where their concerts were received with standing ovation.
Dementia Prevention Research Choir
Research has shown that regular choral singing might reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
In 2015, the National Universe of Singapore initiated a study investigating Choral Singing in the prevention of Dementia, with Darius Lim as the lead choral programmer for this research.
Weekly choral training proved to improve the emotional and mental health of the senior volunteers involved. This result is exciting as it shows that regular choral singing may be able to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.
However the reasons behind these are still known.
Our non-auditioned community choir!
The newly formed Voices of Singapore Chorus is a community chorus consisting of singers from all walks of life. With the mission of being an all-inclusive choir, the non-auditioned choir's repertoire consist of a wide range of songs- from contemporary to pop, sacred, jazz, musicals and classical choral works.