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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Debut: The World is a Stage Around Us

This is quite a different post from the rest. A debut from my choir group. Titled The World is a Stage Around Us. A performance by The Voices of Penang Philharmonics.

Our lovely choir group


The conductor, Wailun, and I

“The World is a Stage around Us”

Ryan Cayabyab Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Arr. Stephan Leek Simple Gifts
Fabian Obispo, Jr. Dahil Saiyo

J. S. BACH "The King's Consort", BWV 527. 1st. movement*
J. W. KALLIWODA Morceau de Salon, Op. 228*
E. GRANADOS Intermezzo from Opera "Goyescas"*


Ko Matsushita Yuki ga Tokeru
Ko Matsushita Hikari ga
Ko Matsushita Tosaka Mimasaka


Intermission


F. MENDELSSOHN Violin, Cello and Piano Trio, Op.49, 1st. movement*


Svensk Den Blomstertid nu kommer
Arvo Pärt Solfeggio


John Høybye Spring Morning
(Frederic Walienne, oboe; Ooi Her Yong, violin; Jane Chung Qi Qian, violin; Iruru Hidaka, viola; Mika Hidaka, cello)


Anders Edenroth Chili Con Carne

Encore:
Yupanqi, arr. Emile Sole Duerme Negrito


*PPO In a Chamber


Catch blooming flowers of Sweden while you take a walk in a beautiful Danish park; watch the lightning in Japan and listen to the Estonian sound in the air as you sing a Filipino tune in the style of Jazz; and when all these are over, hum a Spanish lullaby before you go to bed. Come widen your horizon with us as we reach out and embrace the world like it is in our own backyard – as though it is a stage built around us.

Voices of Penang Philharmonic, through the lens of choral music, will take you on a whirlwind tour around the world, all made possible by the human voice. No long-haul flights, no language barrier, no culture shock, no limits… just the beauty of choral music.


Prepared by,
Chong Wai Lun

##excerpt from the concert booklet.