Xinmin Chorale is a youth choir consisting of talented and enthusiastic singers. We seek to inculcate a passion for singing in each of our choristers, and in the process mould them into all-round and gracious student leaders.
XM Chorale has, in providing opportunities for growth and joy to the choristers, been contributing actively to our vibrant school culture. We perform regularly in public concerts and musicals, such as the highly successful musical-cum-choral concerts, Melizo, to consistently sell-out audiences. Furthermore, the choir has also been invited to perform specially for various Ministries and private organisations for their celebrations and functions. In 2015, we were invited to perform at Youth Celebrate! - The inaugural opening ceremony of the Singapore Sports Hub, a national event that recognises and develops our young talents. In 2016, Xinmin Choral was invited to perform at Voice of Singapore Festival 2016 which showcased more than 1600 singers from 37 invited choirs in this festival. To celebrate SYF achievements, we were also invited to perform at SYF Celebrations 2016 Opening Concert.
Despite our short history, we have consistently received accolades at the Singapore Youth Festival with Gold Awards in succession since 2005 and a Gold (With Honours) Award in 2011. In 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, XM Chorale was conferred the prestigious Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. To ensure the continued excellence of our chorale programme, our young singers are regularly coached by renowned international choral conductors, composers and clinicians. This gives them the exposure they need to grow and develop in their talents. These clinicians include Ms Maria Guinand from Venezuela, Dr Michael Barrett from South Africa, Dr Eugene Rogers from USA, Mr Werner Pfaff from Germany, Dr Paulo Lorenço from Portugal, Dr Kari Turunen from Finland, Mr Ko Matsushita from Japan and Mr Branco Starc from Croatia.
Xinmin Chorale has also made its mark in international choral competitions. In 2009, the choir was awarded a Gold Diploma and was the Under-16 category winner at the International Festival of Advent and Choral Music held in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2013, the choir won a Gold Award, Category winner for Under 16 mixed choir category and the Best Programme award at the Winter Choral Festival held in Hong Kong, China. At the 1st Singapore International Choral Festival in 2014, the choir was awarded a Gold Award, Category Winner for Mixed Voices Under-16 Category and was the sole Singapore representative in the Grand Prix finals.
In 2017 and 2019, the choir staged successful public concerts at the Esplanade as we were invited to be part of Limelight, a series gives some of the best school choirs and symphonic bands in Singapore an opportunity to perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
It is our long-standing belief that through providing the right environment, guidance and opportunities for students who love music and enjoy singing, they would develop their individual talents, and they would also be imbued with our school’s values of respect, responsibility and resilience.