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Choir

  Club/Recreational Team & School Team
Teacher-in-Charge Mrs Magdalen Low, Mrs Seah-Tay Hwee Kheng & Mr Titus Chang
Training Days/Time Wednesdays (2.45 pm – 6.30 pm)
Saturdays ( 7.45 am – 12.30 pm)
(Nearer International Overseas Competition dates, rehearsals will be 3 times per week in)
Venue CHIJ Secondary E-Studio



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The award-winning CHIJ Choir is well known for its high standards both locally and abroad. We received Gold Awards for the SYF in 1997, 1999, 2003 & 2005, 2007 & 2009; and Silver in 2001. We received Gold with Honours in 2011.The Choir received a SYF Certificate of Distinction in 2013. The CHIJ Choir was awarded GOLD at the 13th Australian International Music Festival, Sydney, Australia (2002), and GOLD at the 20th Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii, USA (2005). In 2006, the choir was awarded DIPLOMA GOLD TWO and a SILVER medal at the prestigious 4th World Games, Choir Olympics, in Xiamen, China. In 2008 we participated in 2 overseas competitions, at the 10th Concorso Corale Internazionale in Riva del Garda, Italy and won 2 fantastic GOLDs at both categories, Sacred Music and the Youth Category. In 2010, the choir received 2 Golds, 1 Silver, One Thousand Euros cash, was Top Choir Children's Category, and emerged 5th out of 104 choirs. In 2012 we were awarded Gold for Children's Category in the 12th Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda, Italy. 

As an established Performing Arts group we anchored for our school the Sustained Achievement Award from 2006 to date, and the CCA continues to nurture confident choir members who are passionate in taking choral music into top-notch international competitions abroad. All members leave with a distinction grade in CCA at the end of 4 years. 100% of our choir members scored an A1 grade from the graduating cohorts of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 & 2013, providing a platform for Direct School Admission to preferred Junior Colleges. In addition, for the last 7 years, all 100% of our graduating members earned 5 additional service points for CIP for varied contributions in this area through Choir. 

Within convent grounds, our members lead the school congregation in morning hymns and assembly, and on occasion, are in attendance to assist in official events. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Ms Jennifer Tham, Choral Director, for her years of dedication and hard work, so often inspiring that our girls simply continue to give of their best at every local and international competition. 


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8th Special Olympics Singapore National Games May - June 2013

Achievements




38th INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL : FESTIVAL OF SONGS,

OLOMOUC , CZECH REPUBLIC

1st June – 6th June 2010

Category A1 Superior for Children's Choir up to 16 years of age:

GOLD

Category K1 Folklore a capella for children's and boys' choirs (SA) up to 16 years of age:

GOLD

Category H1 Sacred and Clerical Music for children's and boys' choirs (SA) up to 16 years of age:

SILVER

Awarded cash for being top, Children's Category, Superior:

1,000 EURO

Chosen to compete in the Top 5, a Competition for the ABSOLUTE FESTIVAL WINNER at the Closure of the Event, on the last night:

OVERALL 5TH

Number of participating choirs : 106
Number of festival participants : 2,856


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SYF 2013



1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013
 Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging for Choirs GOLD GOLD SILVER GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD with Honours Distinction

International Achievements & Awards
2002 13th Australian International Music Festival, Sydney: Gold Award Gold awarded for Rotary Club’s Ambassador Award
2005 20th Pacific Basin Music Festival, Hawaii: Gold Award
2006 4th Choir Olympics, World Choir Games, Xiamen, China: Awarded Diploma Gold Two and Silver Medal.
2008 10th Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda Sacred Music Competition - GOLD Award Youth Category Competition - GOLD Award
2010 38th International Choir Festival: Festival of Songs Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2 Golds, 1 Silver, Overall 5th out of 106 choirs, Top children's choir, won 1,000 Euros Cash Prize.
2012
12th Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda Italy 
Youth Category - GOLD Award