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Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

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The Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra (BHSO), announced that it will be performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, the symphony best known for the theme ‘Ode to Joy’.

Held on Sunday, 25 January 2015, at the Esplanade Concert Hall, the concert is titled, ‘JOY!’ – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony presented by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, to bring joy and hope to the Singapore community in celebration of the New Year and Singapore’s 50th year of independence.

Adrian Tan, Music Director of the BHSO, commented on the selection of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, “As a tribute to Singapore and our 50 years of independence, the orchestra felt it was fitting to present Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, bringing together Singaporeans from across generations and from all walks of life to celebrate our arduous journey of nation building, our many achievements and share our aspirations for the future.”

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 will be presented by the 80-strong orchestra, comprising primarily amateur musicians with a passion for music. The orchestra will be joined by soloists and members of ‘The Joy Chorale’, formed by the Singapore community, and led by Chorus Mistress, Khor Ai Ming, a renowned vocalist, vocal coach and choral director.

As a prelude to the symphony, the BHSO will also perform ‘Overture in C – The Story of Singapore’, composed by Cultural Medallion receipient and local jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro. The ‘Overture in C – The Story of Story’ offers a rare glimpse into Mr Monteiro’s rich and diverse musical personality. Incorporating a line from the well-loved national song, ‘One People, One Nation, One Singapore’, which he composed in 1990, the Overture tells the history of Singapore – how the country began from a sleepy fishing village through to modern day.

‘JOY!’ – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony presented by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, will be held on Sunday, 25 January 2015, at the Esplanade Concert Hall at 5pm. Tickets are available from from Sistic.

 

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