10 Mar 2015

SINGapore: A World of Music


On March 9th, Stamford American International School hosted five other Primary Years Program schools from Singapore for what we hope will become our first annual “SINGapore: A World of Music” choir festival.

Nearly 200 students from Stamford American, NEXUS, One World International, Chatsworth International, GEMS World and the Canadian International school gathered in the afternoon in Reagan Theater to begin rehearsals for two combined numbers. These two songs, “One Song” and “Paint You a Song”, would become the finale to a wonderful concert in which all six schools also showcased their individual choirs.

Our own Grade 3-5 Choir participated with 30 members. We sang “Hine ma tov” in Hebrew, which translates to “How good it is to dwell together in peace.” We also sang a very upbeat collection of American folk songs called “Hear That Fiddle Play.” Stamford Music Teacher, Tina Batchelder-Schwab conducted our choir. Other Stamford faculty involved in this concert included Katherine Sullivan, who helped organize the event and played a mean “fiddle” for us, Kathy Disney who is our excellent Choir assistant and accompanist and David Camarena who accompanied one of our combined selections. We also thank Chris McAnally and his team for the live feed and the auditorium and sound staff for their wonderful work throughout the rehearsals and concert performance.

Stamford Grade 3-5 Choir singing “Hine ma tov”

What a great opportunity this has been to host and to participate in such a pleasant concert. We hope to see many opportunities to create music alongside other young people and professionals in the Singapore community.

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