Living music

Each SYC score is a story, a gesture, a system of beliefs. When we perform, they become a song, a dance, a landscape. We love what we do, wrestling with the complexities of contemporary choral music. There are songs for loving and giving, movements for living and dying, soundscapes and theatre works for wind, water and the magic of moonlight. We are the place for alternative voices. 

Our music spans three continents, and three generations. For the next generation, we began a Living Music series for young composers to road-test new music. We are a safe space, inclusive and diverse. 
 

An artisanal attention to detail makes the SYC the chosen voice of Singapore composers. We’re proud to be the composer’s choir, ever since that first commission, back in our Singapore Youth Choir days (1964 – 2003). Sixty+ commissions later, here is SYC sings: 
 

Ivo ANTOGNINI

Life has... (2013)

Eric BANKS

Artifacts (2014)

Robert CASTEELS

Shadowcatcher op.52b (for rapper & choir) (2015)

Ryan CAYABYAB

Preghiera Semplice (2004)

Elaine CHAN

Temasek Medley (arr.) (1998)

 

CHEN Yi

Two Chinese Folksongs (arr.) (2003)

   1. A single bamboo can easily bend

   2. A horseherd's mountain song

 

Bob CHILCOTT

Didn't it rain (arr.) 

Saunder CHOI

Brothers of the Sea (2016)

For Good (arr.) (2017)

Here Comes the Sun (arr.) (2021)

Babes CONDE

Bunga Sayang (arr.) (2000)

Hindi kita malimot (arr.) (2001)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (arr.) (2004)

Steve DOBROGOSZ

Singapore Songs (2011)

   1. Mocca Bonny May

   2. Hola Halo

   3. Haiku Luna Jah

Om mani padme hum (2012)

Lorenzo DONATI

tota pulchra (2011)

Americ GOH

Aeterna Lux, divinitas

   i. Aeterna lux, divinitas (2006)

   ii. Summum Parentum credimus (2008) 

   iii. O veritas (2010)

   iv. Qui finis et exordium (2012)

   v. Qui cuncta solus efficis (2012)

   vi. Christum ragamus et Patrem (2012)

Singapura Permai (2012)

Sonnet 54 (2022)

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Zechariah GOH

Narcissus and Echo (2003)

The Happiness of Fish (2012)

Ngo Hiang, Five Spices from Singapore (2014)

Alberto GRAU

Hermana Lluvia / Sister Rain (2004)

Bo HANSSON

Ett tacksamhetsljud (2005)

William HAWLEY

This is the Garden (2015)

Eskil HEMBERG

Nursery Rhymes (2003)

HOH Chung Shih

Variations (on the brink) (1996)

A Frog Song (1997)

Birth and Death: Five Songs for Thich Nhat Hanh (2003)

Iskandar ISMAIL

Joget La La La (1989)

Aldo JOSON

Now that night has come (2019)

Emily KOH

homemade recipe: char kuay (2019)

Joyce KOH

 (choir & tibetan bowls) (1996)

Nona Sensilia (choir & electronics) (2000)

Charles LAZAROO

Multiplicity (1972)

Singapore Medley (arr.) (1972)

Dick LEE

Let there be peace on Earth (arr.) (1999)

Stephen LEEK

burrinjuck (2008)

 

LEONG Yoon Pin

When will the flower blossom (1982)

Si Nian / Nostalgia (1988)

Nightmare (1988)

Azure Sky (1998)

Yan Wu (1998)

Elliot LEVINE

Psalm 96 (1985)

LUM Chee Hoo

Five Childhood Thoughts (choir & prepared piano) (1998)

Corrado MARGUTTI

D'amore e d'ombre (2008)

   1. O Notte

   2. Fuggite, amanti

Ko MATSUSHITA

Aizu Bandaisan (arr.) (2004)

Itsuki No Komori Uta (Lullaby from Itsuki) (2004)

Ubi caritas (2014)

Vytautas MIŠKINIS

Time is Endless (2007)

When Thou Commandest (2009)

Jesu dulcis memoria (2011)

My Song (for triple mixed choir) (2013)

My Song (2015)

A Prayer in Spring (2014)

Annie NEPOMUCENO

Bengawan Solo (arr.) (2001)

Kay ganda ng ating musika (arr.) (2001)

Beauty and the Beast (arr.) (2006)

Al otro lado del rio (arr.) (2007) 

Bunga Sayang (arr.) (2007)

Bohemian Rhapsody (arr.) (2006)

Both Sides Now (arr.) (2011)

Angel (arr.) (2012)

Waters of March (arr.) (2013)

Home (arr.) (2015)

John August PAMINTUAN

Nativitas (2013)

PHOON Yew Tien

Jasmine Flower (arr.) (1997)

Malay Folksong Medley (arr.) (1997)

Two Shanghai Songs (arr.) (1997)

   1. Spring Morn

   2. Street Moon

SHUI Jiang Tian

Water flowing in the brook (arr.) (2003)

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Diana SOH

Vāk (2014)

O-PEH-SOM! (2016)

Branko STARK

Ave Maria (2011)

Kelly TANG

She's out of my life (setting) (2001)

A Synchrony of Psalms (2004)

   1. Psalm 22

   2. Psalm 23

Flying without Wings (arr.) (2005)

Sonnet 43 (2014)

Albert TAY

Prayer for Peace (2011)

Jennifer THAM

Curious & Curiouser  (2021)

Rita UEDA 

in the sound of a clock / tokei no oto nimo (2012)

   1. Clocks

   2. In the sound of a clock

yuki ya kon / come falling snow (2017)

Michael YUDISTIRA 

The Rainbow Connection (arr.) (2019)