Teachers in Charge
Mrs Poon Chong Cheah
Mrs Elaine Wong
Mdm Wang Huilin
Ms Grace Oey
Valerie Nadya (4R1)
Gulinton Lim Zhifu (4R5)
For the past half year of 2021, the Bendemeer School Choir had participated in three events – Chinese New Year Concert, Speech Day and Singapore Youth Festival Arts Performance (SYF). In view of the Covid-19 situation, practice sessions had been reduced to once a week.
Performances this year had been very different from the past years. The School Choir held virtual performances during the Chinese New Year Concert and on Speech Day. Choir members had to individually record singing their parts before coming together virtually to record their performance for the school. This was a whole new learning experience for everyone.
For the SYF, the School Choir also had to record their singing in small groups before all the individual audio clips were fused together into a single audio file for the SYF central judging. It was an enriching experience and we look forward to presenting an interesting repertoire in the upcoming performances!
I have always loved to sing but I did not have the confidence to do so in front of others. The choir had helped me to hone not only my singing ability but also my confidence and leadership abilities. At first, the training was tiring and difficult, however I always looked forward to attending CCA as I get to do what I love to do and train together with my friends. In choir, I made numerous unforgettable memories and experiences that I would always be grateful for. I am truly glad that I decided to join the choir.
Valerie Nadya (Chairperson)
During these 4 years of choir, I learnt a lot of new things, made a lot of friends and created wonderful memories with the choir. We’ve been through a lot together and I will never forget those days where we would work extremely hard for SYF and other school performances. We put in many hours of hard work for every performance and every choir member was always present for their training even though exams were nearing. Even though we couldn’t start CCA at the start of the year to practice for SYF, everyone still gave their best effort and worked really hard when we were able to resume training. During every training session, everyone was disciplined and would hone the techniques and skills taught until we were ready to record for SYF. After these 4 years, choir has changed me as a person, I became more confident and I gained the courage to lead my own section as a section leader and assist the chairperson in leading the choir. I am very glad that I have joined choir as I think that it has changed my life for the better
Gulinton Lim (Vice-Chairperson)