Monday, September 04, 2006

Consonance Concert

Dear friends, if you're free on 16th September, pleae come and support me, I'll be performing with Consonance, an amateur youth choir. Details below. Hope to see you there!


Sunday, August 13, 2006


this totally blew me away

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The First Lady of Jazz

Ella and Count Basie at Montreux 1979

She's still the best!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Key Elements @ Blue Moo

Dear all,

Key Elements will be performing in August ! Yup, right at the heart of the city at the YMCA Orchard. So do come and support us.

Blue Moo is a cool cafe joint at the rooftop of the YMCA@Orchard. No alcoholic beverages are served but they have some pretty innovative drinks that will make you crave for more ! So for an alternative evening, why not unwind under the stars with cool drinks and cool jazz....

blue Moo will be in action in August ! This time we will be featuring a new local vocal group - Key Elements (KE) at blue Moo on 25 Aug 2006 ! KE formed in 2001 and hails from well-known groups like In-A-Chord, Inpromptu, In Transit and Bcoz. KE also uses largely original arrangements by 3 of its members who are prolific arranagers themselves. For more info on KE, visit their website at

Reservation of seats will be open on Aug 12 via email or log on to our website for booking details.

Come support us ! Visit the Blue Moo website and make your bookings quick ! If you want to find out more about Key Elements, come visit our website

Key Elements

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Choral Singing Exam

Today is the day of reckoning, "The Voices in the Garden" aka the Serangoon Garden Secondary choir went for their very first ABRSM choral singing examination. The exam was held at the YMS Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, and they were the last choir of the day. And they did well. I was very happy with their performance. They made me very proud.

To see photos click here

Monday, July 17, 2006

The start of the week isn't bad at all. Had a party, a long overdue one, today at St Nicks. Had spent quite a BOMB on their ice-creams and other snacks, so they better be grateful. Here are some pictures, rest of them on flickr.





Thursday, July 13, 2006


These few days have been crazy, packed to the brim with performances, gigs, work. Tuesday was a super long day, had choir practice from 10-12, then a gig with Key Elements at Beatty Secondary School from 12:30 - 1:30, then down to St Nick's for rehearsal in the afternoon and off to conference hall for choral presentation. Here are some snapshots of the choral presentation.








Am glad it's over. After the show, we proceeded to Lau pa sat for dinner, and was met with a very aggressive satay-man who convinced us to sit down at table 14. And we ordered satay and sting-ray and fishball soup. The satay was still ok, but the stingray and fishball soup CMI (cannot make it), the stingray was tasteless and the sambal was just weak, the fishballs tasted synthetic and soup had way too much MSG in it. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the service was terrible, first he brought the soup and didn't give us soup spoons, so we asked for it and he came back with with only 2 where there are 5 of us! The dinner was completely unsatisfactory, not to mention that it was humid and sticky. Upset.

Anyway, Wednesday ain't any better coz of the relief teaching in the morning followed by 3 hours of choir in the afternoon. Was rather stoned when I get to SGS. Choir practice didn't go so well, people were tired and unfocused. The choir did ensemble work and clearly half of the choir didn't do their homework and the ensemble got really painful and I was losing patience. And the mood became tense and practice became very unproductive. Perhaps I am losing my touch, or perhaps I am just not cut out for the job.

A student asked me if I am unhappy. I am glad she asked, coz I was so blinded and failed to realise it myself, and that set me thinking about what is it I am unhappy about, I am still trying to fathom. I think perhaps I need is a vacation to recharge. What moved me was her sincerity and sheer passion and I thank God for people like that who makes me believe that life is worth living for. She cares for the choir alot and for people around her.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

MOE Excel Fair

yesterday was a tiring day, had to be involved in the MOE excel fair, a showcase of the young talents and the RGPS choir had to perform 3 sets starting from 12:30pm. Here are some pictures.



Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Dear friends, readers,

Key Elements will be performing in this year's Arts Festival Fringe at RAFFLES CITY atrium on the following dates and times:

Sunday, 11th June, 1pm
Wednesday, 14th June, 7pm

Come and enjoy the lush harmonies and sensational rhythms of a cappella music with Key Elements as we bring you familiar pop favourites as well as jazz standards, all given a refreshing KE treatment, made possible by our very own in-house arrangers - Jason Ong & Benedict Goh.

The elements are -
Susanna (Susannite) - Mezzo-soprano
Hui Lian (Huilium) - Alto
Benedict (Benedite) - Tenor / arranger & part-time beat-boxer
Kim Beng (Kimbium) - Tenor / resident diva
Jason (Jasonium) - Baritone / resident slave-driver, arranger & beat-boxer
Vaughan (Vaughanese) - Bass / arranger

Visit our website at

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

It's amazing, Mozart's Queen of Night from 'The Magic Flute' like you've never seen before:



Monday, May 01, 2006

Had a photohunt today, originally wanted to catch sunrise, but missed it. Made a trip down to punggol beach anyway and took some shots. Here are a few samplers-




and found this guy resting in the shade

On my way home I met Whiskers, the friendly neighbourhood cat, then I went trigger happy.



And in the afternoon, got some more shots from changi beach, again, here are a few teasers-




to look at the full album visit -

Oh and Happy Labour Day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Vox Humana had a concert on Sunday 23 April 2006 at the Victoria Concert Hall. It has been hardly 2 years that Vox Humana began its foray into singing a cappella music. The evening's repertoire is a showcase of the variety of music that they have been exposed to and also an opportunity to learn something valuable about art and its performance. Thanks to their choral director, Mr Gregory Chen. Here are some pictures of their rehearsal and concert:







Thursday, April 20, 2006


CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' Primary choir achived a GOLD award for Central Judging in this year's SYF! It's the choir's first gold ever, these five months of hard work has really paid off, thanks to all the dedication of choristers, teachers, parents, school management, accompanist and friends. WE MADE IT!

Monday, April 17, 2006

It's my SYF today! 17 April 5:20pm the St Nicholas Girls' Primary Choir will sing for central judging. I'm feeling butterflies in my stomach, the wait is excruciating.
The end is so near yet so far. Pray, that everything will go smooth.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Memoirs of Consonance

Looking back at the days where I started with Consonance, we have gone through quite a lot - workshop with Mike Brewer, christmas carolling, "Listening" and have performed at places like Harbourfront, Esplanade, Europa Country Club and Victoria Concert Hall. It's been a wonderful journey for me and seeing how Consonance has grown in so many ways, I am glad. I've just uploaded a bunch of photos on My Flickr so that you can all share in my experience. Have fun!


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

It's me birthday!

Hi, once again, I'm back here after a long hiatus. Actually there's just too much going on that I don't know where to start updating from, so I end up not updating. But today was a special day, and I had a pleasant surprise by my kids at Bishan Park Secondary. They bought me a richly sinful chocolate cake (yummmmms!) and a uber cool card filled with their well wishes and scribbles :) I'm really very touched by their thoughtfulness and for planning this surprise. I wasn't expecting it.

They switched off the lights for atmosphere, isn't it romantic?

glittering candlelight

Now doesn't it delectable? It really pampers my tastebuds.

Thank you Le Voci Entro for making this day a special one for me :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Dear readers of corcovado20.blogspot, sorry for the hiatus, this period very busy and got no inspiration to update. But here I am once again, January has been a rather hectic month, with all the rush for sec one orientation and CNY and what-have-
yous. Here's a bit of flash-back on what's happened in my life during the past month.















until this point i'm so tired, u have to go to to see for yourself :)