Singapore children’s choir to make Carnegie Hall debut

Voices of Singapore Children’s Choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York on 10 June 2023, marking the first time a Singaporean children’s choir has been invited to perform at the prestigious venue. Many of the young singers have not performed overseas before. 

The choir will showcase a mix of local Singaporean works and choral classics, including choral arrangements of Singaporean folk tunes and international choral works written by Artistic Director and Composer-Conductor Darius Lim. 

The group’s trip to New York will include a series of educational events, such as choir exchanges with local American choirs, educational tours of New York City, professional development opportunities with an exclusive tour of The Juilliard School, and a solo concert at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.

Carnegie Hall event organiser National Concerts selects leading choral and instrumental ensembles from around the world to perform in renowned concert venues across the United States. Voices of Singapore was recommended by a choral conductor who had watched their performances online.

Artistic Director Dr Darius Lim said, ‘We are incredibly honoured to have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. It is a rare and invaluable opportunity for our singers at such a young age and an international recognition of the hard work and dedication of the choir. This invitation represents a bigger milestone that presents the high level of children’s singing in Singapore as well as our music.’

The choir will premiere their tour repertoire on home ground at the Voices of Singapore Fundraising Concert on 6 May before leaving for New York.