TPCC Presents: TIMELESS SKIES — ASIAN A CAPPELLA
Conductor . Lim Yau
"To-morrow! — Why, To-morrow I may be Myself
with Yesterday's Sev’n thousand Years."
— Omar Khayyam, excerpt from Rubáiyát (trans. Edward FitzGerald)
The constancy of the skies; the ceaseless cycle of the seasons; the stirring of human emotions through ritual and circumstance — nature guides the journey of the world and her inhabitants with her patient but firm hand. Through the works of Asian choral masters, we witness a vast cornucopia of natural events that so richly endows our world with a myriad of sensations from the modest and mundane to the abstract and awe inspiring.
Come 02 April 2017, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir (TPCC), conducted by Lim Yau, will offer a peek into this immense landscape and reveal the marvels within. From the celebration of nature’s bounty to the quiet respite of a child in slumber (Chen Shu-Xi's From Taiwan’s Mountains); to the fated meeting of lovers upon dew-laden grass (Neo Hup-Hiang’s Grass Creeps in the Wild); the worldly musings of ancient poetry (Takatomi Nobunaga’s Rubáiyát); or the playful interactions between nature and humans (Vanraj Bhatia’s Varsha, Sharad and Shishir), TPCC invites you to bear witness to the wonders of the earth under timeless skies.
The Choir gratefully acknowledge the assistance and support of the following:
German European School Singapore
Lafa ko ngangan 柳柳美 (Amis texts and translations)
Sasimi wasapi 蔡新明 (Amis texts and translations)
Hansa Shah (Hindi texts)
Temple of Fine Arts: Ravindra Parchure, Poornima Sathish
Cheryl Bains (Hindi)
Ai Maehara (Japanese)
Lee Wan, Jean (Open Rehearsal)
Hendrikje Werner (Open Rehearsal)
Chua Yi Fang