Over 4,900 performers participate in Singapore’s largest ever concert – Our People, Our Music 2014 – at Singapore National Stadium. Tickets on sale from 26 February!
Singapore, 24 February 2014 (Monday) – To strengthen awareness and appreciation of Chinese music among fellow Singaporeans, Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) gathers all Chinese music lovers to perform together at the newly-built National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub on 28 June 2014. This event will also attempt to break the Singapore Book of Records for the largest Chinese orchestra.
Our People, Our Music 2014 concert has attracted 4,919 participants, including 3,745 orchestral members and 1,174 choir members. The list of participating groups are stated on Our People Our Music’s official website at www.opom.sg.
Choreographed by SCO’s Music Director, Tsung Yeh, the concert programme is made up of pieces that represent “Nostalgia”, “Dream”, “Drive”, “Future”, “Energy” and “PossibiCity” to showcase the passion and best wishes of the people for Singapore. The concert will open with Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30. Kuan Nai-chung’s Blue Memories – Teresa Teng Golden Hits Medley will bring you back to the sweet old times. Be wowed by Vincent Ng’s martial arts performance as he performs with live music by the mega orchestra in the theme song from movie “Once Upon A Time in China” – A Man Should Stand Strong. SCO’s Young Assistant Conductor-in-Resident, Moses Gay, will lead the mega erhu ensemble to challenge the Guinness World Records and Singapore Book of Records for the largest erhu ensemble in Huang Hai Huai’s Horse Racing, with piano accompaniment by young Singaporean pianist Clarence Lee.
10-year-old Chen Xinyu, first prize winner of Pipa Junior Category in the National Chinese Music Competition 2012, will perform Wu Si Man Jiang’s Spring at Tianshan. Under the baton of SCO’s Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong, a commissioned work for this concertcomposed by Quek Ling Kiong and Phang Kok Jun, Power Singapura!, will attempt to break the Guinness World Records and Singapore Book of Records for the largest Chinese drum ensemble. Another commissioned work by established local composer Phoon Yew Tien, Variations on Singapura, will paint a picture of our beautiful country. The finale piece is a song that every Singaporean can sing-along – theme song for 1998’s National Day Parade – Home. The composer, Dick Lee, will sing live with the mega orchestra, to lead the 30,000 audience to the climatic moment of the concert theme “Our Home – Singapore!”.
Ticket sales starts from 26 February 2014 (Wednesday). Tickets at $10 and $20 are available from Sports Hub Tix through www.sportshubtix.sg, 6333 5000 (hotline) or all Singpost outlets. Please visit www.opom.sg for more information.
SCO General Manager, Terence Ho said, “Through OPOM concert, we hope to develop, strengthen and unite all the Chinese orchestral groups and Chinese music lovers. Furthermore, we aspire to deepen and broaden the development of Chinese orchestra and make Chinese music become more influential. We are proud to be the first arts and cultural performance to christen the newly-built National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub. I am sure this concert will be well-received by young and old alike. We welcome everyone to attend this one of the world’s largest ever Chinese orchestral concert!”
Our People Our Music 2014 is organized by SCO and supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore Sports Council, Singapore Sports Hub, Ministry of Education and PAssion Arts. SCO Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, will grace this momentous event as the Guest-of-Honour.
Our People, Our Music 2014: Our Home – Singapore!
Date: 28 June 2014 (Saturday)
Venue: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
Ticket Prices: $20, $10 (exclusive of Sport Hub Tix fee)
Tickets available at Sports Hub Tix
Online booking: www.sportshubtix.sg
Booking hotline: +65 6333 5000
Ticketing outlets: Sports Hub Tix Box Office (inside Singapore Indoor Stadium)/
All Singpost locations
Please visit official website of OPOM for more information: www.opom.sg
About the Singapore Chinese Orchestra
Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is Singapore’s only professional Chinese orchestra. Inaugurated in 1997, the 82-musician orchestra took on the twin role of preserving traditional arts and culture and establishing new frontiers through the incorporation of Nanyang music elements in its repertoire. SCO has impressed a broadening audience with its blockbuster presentations and is fast establishing itself among its counterparts around the world. Known for its high performance standards and versatility, the SCO is recognized through invitations to perform at numerous prestigious events locally and internationally. In line with its vision to be a world-renowned people’s orchestra, SCO continues to inspire, educate and communicate through its music.
About Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub will be Singapore’s premier sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub with integrated community programming.
Consisting of a unique cluster development of integrated world-class sports facilities within the city, it will play a critical role in accelerating the development of sports industry, excellence and participation, and will take sports to the next level in Singapore.
Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub will include the following facilities:
- A new 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
- A 6,000-capacity indoor Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
- A 3,000-capacity Sports Halls which will be scalable and flexible in layout
- Water Sports featuring dragon boating, kayaking and canoeing
- 41,000 sq m retail space
- The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium
- Singapore Sports Museum
- Singapore Sports Hub Library
- Daily community facilities and activities open for Singaporeans, including beach volleyball, hard courts for basketball, lawn bowls, skate park, climbing wall and running/cycling circuit
The Singapore Sports Hub, which is managed by SportsHub Pte Ltd, is one of the largest sporting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in the world. It is also Singapore’s largest flagship PPP project of this nature, and has won the PFI award in London in 2011 and the World Architecture Festival Award for Best Future Project in the leisure-led development category in 2013.
The Singapore Sports Hub will open its doors in April 2014.
For more information, please visit the Singapore Sports Hub website: www.sportshub.com.sg
The Public-Private Partnership includes:
Pang Ze Shuen
Executive (Marketing Communications)
DID: 6557 4037 / 8404 1944
Koh Mui Leng
Assistant Manager (Marketing Communications)
DID: 6557 4047 / 9833 0556