Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Mad Scene Music Festival - 29 June to 1 July 2023

 We at The Mad Scene are proud to present two exciting concerts with a diverse group of young and experienced talents. Both concerts are at Goodman Arts Centre, 7.30pm. We hope you will check them out. 

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29 June 2023 (Thursday, Hari Raya Haji) - A Musical Buffet 

A musical variety show featuring students and friends of Steven Ang. Click on the link below for the line-up of performers and programme!

A Musical Buffet | Peatix

1 July 2023 (Sat) - Cycles 

Next up, an evening of Song Cycles and Operatic Set Pieces, featuring soloists from Singapore, Hong Kong and Russia. The stars of the evening are Steven Ang, Francis Wong, Lowell Tan, Tatiana Konovalova and Fion Toh, accompanied by Francesca Lee. Check out the link below for full programme which includes arias by the Queen of the Night!

Cycles - An Evening of Song Cycles | Peatix

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Review: Handel’s Messiah by Consonance led by Tom Anderson

Guest contributor Alison Harvey shares her thoughts on Handel's Messiah by new choral group Consonance, led by Tom Anderson

Review: Handel’s Messiah by Consonance led by Tom Anderson
By Alison Harvey

The inaugural concert by the new choral collective Consonance at Victoria Concert Hall on Sunday 23rd of April was a joyous and uplifting performance of Handel’s Messiah. Messiah, being the most - performed choral work in the canon, was potentially an ambitious selection, but Consonance delivered, and the audience left feeling pleasantly revived. The first ever performance of Messiah in 1742 was at Easter, and it seems especially appropriate for Consonance to perform this somewhat over-exposed work at the right time of year and avoid the overcrowded Christmas period.

The charming preconcert announcements encouraging the audience to avoid coughing (unless in G Major) set the tone for a relaxed professional performance. The Chamber Orchestra played energetically and enthusiastically throughout, and special mention should be made of trumpeter David Marley (The Trumpet Shall Sound in Part III) as his bravura trumpet solo was handled with precision and flair. As accompanists to the soloists and singers the musicians were always appropriately balanced and complementary. 

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Verdi's Macbeth in Singapore on Video

The full performance of Verdi's Macbeth is now available for streaming on our YouTube Channel. Hope you enjoy it. Please liek and subcribe!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Messiah by Consonance, Tom Anderson - 23 April 2023, 7pm


Handel's Messiah will be performed complete and uncut on by Consonance, a new choral collective led by veteran conductor Tom Anderson and features only experienced singers who have spent time in numerous choral trenches for many years. 

Soloists for the evening are Rebecca Chellapah, Joyce Lee Tung, Alvin Julian Tan and Jonathan Charles Tay

Concert will be held on 23 April, 7pm at Victoria Concert Hall. Tickets are available at SISTIC: Messiah - G. F. Handel | SISTIC

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