Music

Patchwork

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Patchwork Ivy is a new acapella group formed in July 2015. Their musical style comprises of genres including pop, blues, rock and jazz. Since their debut performance at the Yale-NUS campus inauguration ceremony, they have been working hard on expanding their repertoire for the Singer’s Guild End-of-Semeter Concert, ‘On That Note: We Cue the Music’. Patchwork Ivy had also took part in their first international competition in Hong Kong last November, and will stay active in the coming semesters. Their members hope that their music will spread, like ivy, and bring joy to audiences wherever they go.

Members: Cora Ceipek, Paul Jerusalem, Jirasiri (Numhom) Techalapanarasme, Shaun Lim, Jamie Buitelaar

Gospel Choir

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From its conception last year to its membership of only six girls at last academic year’s Spring Sing, the Gospel Choir has seen immense growth and is now 16-members strong. The Gospel Choir’s repertoire of songs include all kinds of Christian music ranging from hymns, inspirational songs to Hillsong. Nevertheless, the group has its roots firmly in African and African-American gospel songs. Their mission is to spread the Gospel through music while introducing people to a new genre of music. That said, the Gospel Choir welcomes singers of all beliefs who with to celebrate music with an open mind.

Members: Hannah Yeo, Nicole Lim, Charis Anne Lim, Serena Quay, Jessica Sam, Kirsten Ho, Cliona Yong, Hsu Jingyi, Maline Bungum, Joanna Chue, Charlene Tan, Elizabeth Heng, Sharon Quaye, Al Lim, Mark Lee, Patrick Wu

The Scheduling Club

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The Scheduling Club is an acapella group with a repertoire from a wide range of genres – from jazz, to gospel, to pop – often venturing out to sing to captive audiences all over Singapore. The group formed in the fall semester, 2014, by 7 then-sophomores who wanted to sing together regularly, and help each other obtain better time management skills. In 2015, The Scheduling Club had the opportunity to sing in the Youth Voices Vocal Music Fest 2015 at the Botanic Gardens and at the Yale-NUS Campus Inauguration Ceremony for the Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong.

Members: Bryant Chan, Adrian Stymne, Abhinav Natarajan, Jevon Chandra, Cassidy Clark, Kimberley Pah, Evannia Handoyo

Chamber Choir

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The YNC Chamber Choir was formed in August 2015 by a group of talented singers dedicated to the art of classical choral music. Under the guidance of Prof. Nirmali Fenn, the choir has grown into one of the most promising singing groups in Yale-NUS, making their successful and widely-received debut in the College Inauguration Ceremony on October 12, 2015. Since then, the group has been diversifying their repertoire, aiming to boast a wide range of genres, from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary classical anthems, and more. The Chamber Choir, with its mission to showcase underrepresented genres of music in Singapore, is evidence of the commitment of its members to promote cultural and intellectual diversity within the college and beyond.

Members: Shaun Lim, Jason Carlo Carranceja, Pei Yun Chia, Silvia Lara, Nicole Lim, Maline Bungum

The Overtime Project

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Brought together by a fascination for classic American barbershop, The Overtime Project is Yale-NUS’ first barbershop quartet. Since its formation, the quartet has performed in a variety of College events, including the recent Campus Inauguration Ceremony, as well as the Youth Voices Vocal Music Fest 2015 at the Botanic Gardens. The quartet recently attended Barbershop Harmony Australia’s Harmony Goldrush Convention and Harmony College 2015 in Melbourne, learning from the best in barbershop singing. In December 2015, The Overtime Project will be performing as a part of the Voices Festival 2015 at the Esplanade. The quartet hopes to spread the magic of barbershop singing through its repertoire of classic and modern barbershop tunes.

Members: Chong Woon Han, Jay Lusk, Glen Koh, Benson Pang