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Details

Training Days & Time:

Monday: 3.45 pm – 6.15 pm
Wednesday: 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm (Peak Period Only) 
Friday: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Teachers In Charge:

Ms Wong Bei Shi (I/C)
Mr Kua Khuan Tiong (2 I/C)
Ms Wong Jia Xian

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Overview

Vision

We aspire to be a choir that inspire others by our work a love and appreciation for choral singing; a choir that the nation is proud of, and an active contributor to the community at large.

Mission

We promote and develop a love and passion for choral music, cultivate discipline and excellence through singing; care and nurture each of the members; as well as inspire and connect hearts in our community.

Values

Spirit of excellence

  • To be excellent in skill and attitude

Discipline

  • To be disciplined and self-motivated to establish consistency in choir to work towards good rehearsals in preparation for performances

Passion

  • Always be spirited in singing, bursting in harmonies everywhere, anywhere

Commitment

  • To demonstrate love for Choir and one another; to care and help one another excel in music or in any assigned task

Our Choir Pledge

We will work hard to improve ourselves during training & courses.
We will not give up when we face challenges.
We will respect authority and follow rules.
We will be loyal to our team.
We will cherish the trust placed in me by the school and
will always do the best to bring glory to our school.

History

Fairfield Choir is a choir with a rich choral tradition, starting out in 1960 as a group under the Music Society. In 1975, the choir took part in National Day Celebrations for the first time and the choristers sang on board a float decorated by our very own school teachers. In 1977, the choir clinched the first position in the choral section of the Arts Festival as well as Youth festival. The choir was also invited to sing at the first festival of arts in the same year. Although it began as an all girls’ group, Fairfield Choir became a mixed choir in 1987. With a fine record of several distinctions, awards in the SYF competition, it was one of the pioneer choirs in the choral excellence programme in 1988. Since then, the choir has won many accolades for its stellar performances locally and internationally.

In 1991, the choir won the coveted “Choir of the Year” award in the 2nd Singapore Youth Festival competition. It also clinched the “Best Secondary School Choir” award in 1995 with a Certificate of Distinction. In the subsequent SYF choral competitions, Fairfield choir was awarded three Silver awards, four Gold awards, one Gold with Hours award, and three Certifications of Distinction. Fairfield Choir was also one of the selected choirs to perform at the Esplanade on 25th July 2005 for the SYF opening ceremony.

Fairfield Choir had its first overseas trip to Perth, Australia in 1994. The choir performed at various places to share and spread the good reputation of Fairfield as a singing school. Using their musical talents as singing ambassadors for the Lord, Fairfield Choir was awarded Silver awards at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Petr Eben’s Prize held at Czech Republic, Prague, 2002, at the VIII Concorso Corale In international, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2004 and at the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010. The choir also achieved the International Gold Zlata award at the 34th International Festival of Songs, Olomouc, Prague, 2006.

Fairfield Choir is honoured to have had so many opportunities to showcase their talents both locally and abroad. Aware of the rich choral legacy they have to uphold, the choristors put in many hours each week to hone their abilities. They currently train under the guidance of Mr Yong Chee Foon and Ms Wynne Lee.

Key Programmes / Highlights for 2022

No.
Date
Activity
Venue
1
Jan
Sec 1 Choir Showcase & CCA Introduction
Virtual
2
10 - 12 Jan
Sec 1 CCA Trial (Audition)
FMS(S) Classrooms
3
4 Feb
Orientation of Sec 1 Choir members
FMS(S)
4
Feb - Mar
EXCO Selection
FMS(S)
5
Mar
Choir Showcase & Sec 4 Farewell TBC
6
9 - 12 May Sec 2 Mid-Year Examinations (no CCA for Sec 2 members)
-
7
27 May
Student Leaders Investiture
-
8
30 - 31 May
Blackmore Leadership Camp (for incoming Chairperson & Student Conductor)
TBC
9
2 - 3 June
Choir Camp (non-residential)
FMS(S)
10
July
DSA Trial & Interview
FMS(S)
11
4 Aug
134th FMS(S) Founder’s Day Thanksgiving Service Performance
FMS(S)
12
26 Aug
Choir Concert @ SOTA
TBC
13
Sep hols Preparation for End-of-Year Examinations (no CCA)
-
14
Oct / Nov
Combined School Choral Exchange
TBC
15  Oct - NovPreparation for SYF 2023 FMS(S) 

* Last day of Choir CCA session of the year is typically on 18 Nov 2022 (Term 4 Week 10). Choir CCA session will resume after 25 Dec 2022.

*Schedule may change due to COVID-19 situation. Please check with any of the choir teachers or student EXCO for the updated schedule.

Achievements

2021

Voices of Singapore FestivalRepresentation
Choir SYF 2021 Audio Recording Represented School at Local Event Under Special Provision 

2019
Singapore International Choral Festival 2019
Silver Award
SYF 2019 Arts Presentation for Choir
Certificate of Accomplishment
Performance at CHIJMES for Voices of Singapore Festival
Public Performance
Choral Masterclass Representation
Choral Exchange @ Xinmin Secondary School
Public Performance

2018

Limelight Concert at Esplanade
Public Performance
Performance at CHIJMES for Voices of Singapore Festival
Public Performance
Fundraising Concert for the Methodist School Timor-Leste
Public Performance

2017

Combined Band & Choir Concert 2017
Public Performance
Performance at CHIJMES for Voices of Singapore
Public Performance
Singapore International Choral Festival 2017
Silver Award
SYF 2017 Arts Presentation for Choir
Certificate of Distinction