Thursday, March 24, 2011

Arts Education Programme: choir performance

Singapore Armed Forces Music & Drama Company (SAF MDC)

Vocal Play
A video of "Vocal Play" group Naturally 7 creating their "Wall of Sound" with vocal play. Everything you hear is the human voice! No instruments are used. A loop pedal is used to loop some sounds like hand claps. (copy and paste this link to a new tab)

Beat boxing
Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion which primarily involves the art of producing drum beats,rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue and voice. It may also involve singing, vocal imitation of turntablism, the simulation of horns, strings, and other musical instruments. Beatboxing today is connected with hip hop culture, being one of "the elements", although it is not limited to hip hop music.[1][2]

Honda Choir
The Hollywood Film Chorale Sound Effects Choir, also popularly known as the Honda Choir, is an ensemble that can physically produce human sound effects without electronic means. They are well-known for two performances in aHonda commercial and at theAcademy Awards. It is conducted by Steve Sidwell, who is also the composer of their repertoire.

Amazing Choir, use voice and hands to "create" storm

Sam Tsui: One-man Choir (lead vocals and background vocals)
Chinese American Musician
As of February 2011, the YouTube channel "KurtHugoSchneider" has garnered over 239 million total views and almost a million subscribers.[8] The most viewed video is the Michael Jackson medley, with more than twenty five million views.[8] This medley is one of several where, using multiple pitch variations, Tsui sings as a one-man choir, covering both lead vocalsand background vocals, ranging from baritone to tenor.

The Voca People
An Israel-based ensemble performing vocal theater combining a cappella and beat box vocals to reproduce the sounds of an entire orchestra.

Cosmos: They are only using the voice
Being acknowledged as the best young Latvian group during the first year of its existence, Vocal Group Cosmos’ first album received an award as the best pop album of 2003 and achieved platinum status in sales.

The other Acapella Groups from Singapore:
Key Element, Singapore a capella group

Budak Pantai, Singapore

Victoria Chorale
3rd Choir Olmpic Gold Medal- international affirmation.
Started by Mr Nelson Kwei in 1988, Victoria Chorale is one of Singapore's top semi-professional choirs. Comprising graduands of Victoria School and Victoria Junior College, the choir presently has 33 singers and performs an extensive repertoire ranging from sacred Latin works to contemporary Asian songs and light jazz.

Choirs around the world

Choir of the World: 2 times winner (year 1995 and year 2010)
University of Santo Tomas Singers (UST singers)
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2010
July 10, 2010

St. Thomas Boys Choir (Thomanerchor)

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir
Live At The Nelson Stadion 2007

The Kenyan Boys Choir

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