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Appreciating Our Partners through Fairfield’s Band and Choir Concert 2017

by Chloe Chua (Sec 2E), Zachary Koh (Sec 2A) and Zuriel Khoo (Sec 4F)

On 17 November 2017, Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) invited her partners such as members of the Fairfield Methodist Schools Alumni Association and the Parents-In-Education (PIE) to the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to representatives of partner organisations to reaffirm their strong ties. They were also treated to a sumptuous spread of food and an enjoyable time of fellowship.

Our partners also had the privilege of watching a spectacular musical performance put up by the Fairfield Symphonic Band and Fairfield Choir, as the students displayed their mesmerising musical talent after months of hard work and preparation under the guidance and leadership of their accomplished conductors. 

The Fairfield Choir officially commenced the concert with an outstanding performance which included a lively series of songs like 'Sigulempong' (an Indonesian folk song), 'Psalm 150', 'Ki No Ka Ge' and 'Keraben Sape' (a Madurese folk song). Members of the audience were most impressed by four alumni choristers, namely Isaac Wong, Andrea Rojas, Steven Koe and Jethro Peck, who used their harmonious and soothing voices to great musical effect. 

The Fairfield Symphonic Band then performed a catchy adaptation of the popular pop song ‘Despacito’. Besides other pieces such as ‘Saints’ Hallelujah’ and ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ which were showcased by the brass and wind ensembles respectively, the piece that really captivated the audience was a heart-rending composition entitled ‘The Light Eternal’, a work dedicated to four U.S. army chaplains who courageously sacrificed their lives during World War II. Following that stunning piece was Crocodile Rock, a song that undoubtedly brought back blissful memories of the good old days to the more senior members of the audience with its 70s-inspired rock style. 

The Fairfield Choir and Fairfield Symphonic Band also demonstrated their cohesiveness by performing their combined piece 'Can't Stop the Feeling', the hit song by Justin Timberlake. As the Fairfield Symphonic Band continued to play the lively tune in the background, choir members filed down the aisle and started to sing with harmony and synchrony. This provided an engaging and fun experience for the audience.

This year’s combined Band and Choir concert was a resounding success, as it provided a platform for Fairfield’s skilful young musicians to showcase their musical talents to our cherished partners.