International Festival Chorus: Backstage With The Telephone Choir


International Festival Chorus

The International Festival Chorus or simply the IFC is one of Singapore’s oldest choir.
It was first established in 1974 as the adult choral body of the United World College of South East Asia.
The thing about the IFC is that it is a non-audition choir and members join for the love of music. The backbone of the choir is made up of Singaporeans while the rest are filled with members from probably close to or more than 20 different countries. The age range of the choir is really wide; the oldest member is 74 while the youngest is 17! I was 16 when I joined the choir

I was very blessed as it was through photography that I found the IFC.
I was looking for a photo project to work on 4 years ago when I was invited by Mr Tay; the artistic director of IFC to do a story on the choir.
The project never really took off due to various reasons, but I never left the choir.

Here are some of the images I made during the rehearsal of the Spring concert with the Leica M-E(:











After Party

Of course without music, there would be no party to start with.


Singing ‘I’ll follow the sun’ by The Beatles

Good news for Lord of the Rings fans as we are the choir performing the soundtrack for the Live to Projection concert in Singapore!

Don’t miss this chance to experience the highly acclaimed and unique concert presentation of The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, which sees Howard Shore’s iconic Academy and Grammy Award-winning soundtrack score performed live on-stage by 250 musicians comprising the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, the International Festival Chorus and The Young Voices of Vocal Associates, while the groundbreaking first instalment of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novels, is projected in its entirety on a giant cinematic screen above the performers.

Get Your Tickets Here

In the meantime,  I hope to see some new faces in our concerts to come or just come along and sing with us(:

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