Saturday, March 25, 2017

Asia/Singapore Top Guitar Ensemble "Xposé Guitar Ensemble" Presents "Pleiades" - 1 April 2017

Come catch the Xposé Guitar Ensemble in action! One of Asia's and Singapore very own top guitar ensemble will bring you on a journey of unforgettable music through the stars. Featuring music from films such as, 'The Wind Rises', 'Titanic' and 'Your Name' as well as many other stirring and memorable tunes from Japanese and Western composers. 

We are Singapore’s top Niibori Guitar Ensemble*
No, we’re not the only ensemble…we’re just the best one! We’ve performed to sold-out crowds in Singapore at the various premier performing venues here and have collaborated with the best from the region for guitar ensemble concerts both in, and outside of Singapore such as in Japan and Taiwan! Why, we’ve performed at the Niibori Guitar Academy and even the Chief Conductor of the Niibori Guitar Music Academy in Japan considers us to be one of the best in Asia! and the Miko Guitar Ensemble, Taiwan’s premier guitar group, has played with us too!

INSPIRATION guaranteed for guitarists*
We’ve got a fantastic repertoire that is bound to inspire all guitarists to play and practice more! How so? Well, the eclectic and diverse repertoire will take audience members on a voyage through the stars, featuring Japanese traditional folk tunes, Hollywood theme songs, Anime theme songs and even a Bass guitar concerto! Why would they be inspired? Perhaps they would be, after seeing our pieces that require deft hand-eye-leg (yes leg!) coordination, beautiful vocal harmonies, skilled mallet work by our percussion section and full musicality. Oh and did we mention, we’re a guitar ensemble?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Of Laughter & Tears Vocal Recital

Dear readers, 

An upcoming vocal recital of serious and comedic songs is happening in March 2017!

Presented by The Basso Canaries, Of Laughter & Tears is a vocal recital not to be missed! Founded by local composer & baritone Xiao Chunyuan & the editor of Singapore’s classical opera online blog magazine, The Mad Scene! Steven Ang Kwan Yu, the duo has been performing together since their duet partnership days under the tutelage of Madam Elena Ng Choy Luan. It is in September 2011. The Basso Canaries became as a performance collective group and since then the group has organized various performances, including joint collaborations with The Arts House such as Living With… The Basso Canaries, Living With…George F. Handel & Living with.. The Basso Canaries in The Bilingual Policy.

In this upcoming vocal recital which is to be held on 18th March, the duo has prepared pieces such as Handel’s Revenge, revenge, Timotheus Cries, taken from the opera, Alexander’s Feast, I am a pirate king!, from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Besides operatic arias, there are two Chinese art songs and one local composition by Xiao as well.

The venue is at Sinfonietta Hall, Level 3, No. 51 Waterloo Street, which is opposite the old Young Musician’s Society building. The time of the performance is 7.30pm, with concession tickets priced at S$15 for students, S$17 for teachers, S$20 for senior citizens & regular pricing of S$25. Also please take note there are subcharges when buying online.

Tickets online can look under the event name Of Laughter & Tears at or may call 90290417 to look for Mr Xiao or 91809453 to look for Mr Steven Ang. As there is limited seating, please kindly grab your tickets now!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bennett Bay Debut Album Launch "Compass" Concert - 20 Jan 2017

Dear readers,

Singaporean musician and composer, Bennett Bay is launching his debut LP album launch concert "Compass".

Singaporean composer Bennett Bay presents music from his debut full-length album, entitled "Compass".

Bennett will be joined by The Ensemble, comprising of: Tsumugu Don Bosco Misugi (Violin), Samuel Hongyi Choon (Violin), Nadene Law (Cello), Axel Serik (bass), Ian Tan (Drums), Yuru Lee (Percussion), Cui Yihao (Trumpet), Gabriel Hoe (Trumpet), Jingjie Lim, Jingyun Ng and Charlene Su on vocals, as well as a very special guest.

"A child is lost in the wilderness, and a mother and father grieve at their loss. Where he is, the gentle murmuring winds with its soft tendrils causes the child to quiver, while his memories of home slowly erode. The child is faced with a dilemma—to dwell in this bliss eternally or to return home.

Compass tells the story of this child finding his way home, as his family holds on to the hope that one day he shall return."

Tickets on sale at sistic, ticketholders may purchase the album at the venue for $10.
Standard: $25 Students/NSFs: $20

This show is made possible with the support of the National Arts Council and Maestro Guitars

Facebook event link

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Live Loop Asia Festival Tour 2016 (Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival) - 18 Nov to 4 Dec 2016

Dear readers,

Live Loop Asia Festival Tour 2016 (as part of Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival) will be happening.

More information (press release and publicity) will be Press publicity publicity has been released below.  

The dates and performers have been confirmed according to the Live Loop Asia organiser Randolf Arriola.

Please note that Randolf is travelling to Manila to play in the festival from 18 Nov to 20 Nov 2016. You may have to wait for his answer within a few days if you send any inquiry. 

Venue entry is free in Singapore where you can support by purchasing drinks or making donations to the festival.

If you want to volunteer in Singapore Live Looping Festival, drop us an email:

I will be updating more videos of the pre-sound setup of the performers from Singapore on 15 November 2016. Stay tuned!

For more information on the festival venues, please refer to the press publicity on page 5 below.

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