CJC Performing Arts on Display at Singapore Conference Hall, Esplanade
CJC Symphonic Band performs at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
On 29 March 2018, Catholic Junior College Symphonic Band (CJCSB) did the college proud in hosting a public concert, themed ‘Cool Classics‘, at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. The concert featured pieces including Mazurka by Misawa Kei, Nessun Dorma by Puccini, Concert D’Amore by Jacob de Haan and West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, conducted by our assistant conductor Mr Andy Sim. The French Horn and Trombone sections of CJCSB also performed ensemble pieces such as the The Nutcracker March by Tchaikovsky, The Swan by Saint-Saëns, and Nocturne for Horn Quartet by Tcherepnin. In the months leading up to the event, our bandsmen took care of and looked out for one another, encouraging and supporting each other to give their all for every piece.
The public concert was rewarding and memorable for CJCSB as our bandsmen were deeply encouraged by the resounding applause given by the public audience. This experience has brought CJCSB closer as a family, giving a deeper meaning to “One Band, One Sound”.
“Jubilate: Why We Sing”: CJC Choir performs at Singapore Conference Hall
On 9 April 2018, CJC Choir organised a chorale concert at the Singapore Conference Hall. “Jubilate: Why We Sing” was an evening showcasing choral music directed by Mr Toh Ban Sheng, where the Dunman Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Institution choirs were also featured. An array of music in 6 languages were presented that night, ranging from sacred music to an exotic one from Argentina, from lesser known new works to the well-loved musicals such as The Lion King and Rent. The concert culminated with a combined choir presentation by the three schools.
It is in this spirit of excellence and celebration that CJC Choir performed five songs out of their repertoire, including the opening number, “Psalm 42” by Andrew Bleckner and “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent. The combined choir featuring Catholic Junior College, Dunman Secondary School, and St. Joseph’s Institution closed the show with two songs. The first, “Why We Sing” is special because it captures the ineffable peace, camaraderie and jubilation that this concert exuded; and second song was none other than the popular “Circle of Life” from The Lion King soundtrack, which we all know and love.