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(Students will be required to undergo trials and selections before joining this CCA.)
Xinmin Chorale is a youth choir consisting of talented and enthusiastic singers. Through a love for music, 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 the 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 and 2017, 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 Dr. Paulo Vassalo Lorenço from Portugal, Dr. Kari Turunen from Finland, Mr. Ko Matsushita from Japan, Mr. Branco Starc from Croatia and Dr. Eugene Rogers from USA. With our long-standing belief and commitment to excellence and professionalism, XM Chorale will continue to soar high.

As we continue to expose the choir to world choral cultures, we had a masterclass in 2018 with Dr Michael Barrett from South Africa, performing for him, his arrangement of Indodana, a traditional South African song sung in IsiXhosa. In year, we also had a taste of latin-american choral music traditions from a masterclass with Ms Maria Guinand from Venezuela.

Xinmin Chorale has also made her 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 August 2017, the choir staged a successful public concert – Limelight in the Esplanade Concert Hall at the invitation of Esplanade. We are proud to announce that the choir is once again invited back to stage a second concert in October 2018 and we are looking forward to put up another spectacular concert.

Teachers-in-charge
Mdm Sun Ying (IC)
Mr Tau Jun Hui
Ms Gwyneth Chua Li Shan
Mdm Asniza Hassan

Student Committee

President

Seow Ler Shuean, Louisa (405)

VP (Admin)

Chua Wen Le (401)

VP (Discipline)

Shannon Goh (401)

Logistic IC

Tan Kai Jing Ethan (401)

Welfare IC

Zhang LanYu (403)


CCA Schedule
Wednesdays & Fridays: 3.30 pm to 6 pm
Extra sectional practices will be conducted prior to competitions and performances.

CCA Achievement
Attained a Certificate of Distinction in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2017

SYF 2017
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