THE CANTICLE SINGERS
The repertoire wll be performed by a cast of 25 comprise an eclectic collection of challenging and inspiring choral arrangments and indepentent selections and feature the music of Alan Menken, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Christopher Tin, Elton John, Ennio Morricone, Freddy Mercury, George & Ira Gershwin, Goldrich and Heisler, Mark Hayes, Neil Bartram, Pasek and Paul, Ryan Cayabyab, Rossini, Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Sondheim, etc... The pieces have been selected from the world of pop, classics, folk, spirituals lounge, screen, musical theatre; from setablished works such as Porgy & Bess, Singing In The Rain, Miss Saigon, Into the Woods, The Lion King, The Story of My Life, Edges, Queen, etc. As part of the Repetoire, a musical tribute will be paid to RJ Rosales,a leading and established Filipino-Australia actor/performer who passed away 2011 and who played the lead in Chang and Eng, acclaimed to be one of Asia's best locally composed musicals.
The production of OVATION is being done for the benefits of a children's charity Stepping Stones Living Centre, a residential facility with five centres for abandoned or disadvantaged children, located in Taman Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur..
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Thu 27 Sept to Sun 30 Sept 2012,
Thu 4 Oct to Sun 7 Oct 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Masjid Jamek interchange/station on the Ampang, Sri Petaling & Kelana jaya LRT lines is a 5 minute walk.
RM58 & RM78 (inclusives of RM3 Illaso ticketing fee)
are available through Illasso Hotline: +603 7957 6088,
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ODDS & ENDS
Spend a fun and exhilarating evening with The Canticle Singers in an intimate studio concert setting, with a collection of their favorite odds and ends of lush choral arrangements, solos, duets and ensemble numbers. The repertoire offers selections from the world of pop, jazz, folk, spirituals, lounge, screen, musical theatre; from songwriters such as David Pomeranz, Burt Bacharach, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Ruth Elaine Schram, Andy Beck, Cole Porter, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and others.
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Aliza Wong, Charity Lee, Keilly Lim, Shameela Chandran, Chan Wai Yee, Jasmine Lee, Brian Cheong, Andrew Lai, Samuel Goh, Low Tze Liang (Concertmaster).
8.00pm Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6th November 2011
The Recital Hall, 4th Floor Wisma Bentley Music
3, Jln PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
RM38 & RM28 (for full time students) inclusive of ticket handling fees
Seating is limited to 150 at each performance
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Ticket Hotline: +60 3 7957 6088 [Call: +60 3 7957 6088]
Outlets: Ilasso Tickets Sdn Bhd (Head Office), Rock Corner 1 Utama, Rock Corner MidValley, Rock Corner Subang Parade, Rock Corner KLCC and Rock Corner The Curve.
SHINING THROUGH - A Choral Celebration
Soaring voices and lush harmonies, beautiful and inspiring music, fun and engaging audience-chorale encounters; are the elements that make SHINING THROUGH the show to experience this coming June 2010. The Canticle Singers (TCS) proudly presents an eclectic collection of choral music and individual numbers comprising pop classics and yesteryear favourites which many grew up with, as well as songs from the realm of pop, folk, lounge, jazz, gospel, the silver screen and musical theatre. Featuring selections of The Carpenters, The Beatles, Gershwin and Michael Jackson; well loved melodies as well as songs from the latest Broadway to West End musicals including "Les Miserables", "Billy Elliot", "Jekyll and Hyde", "In The Heights", "The Colour Purple" and others; and will be a show to remember and talk about.
TCS is one of the country's most accomplished and versatile choral groups and has staged full concert and dramatic musicals such as Two From Galilee 2002, Do You Hear the People Sing? which won TCS a nomination for Best Group Performance?Voice Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, Refugee:Images, For the Love of Music, A Grand Night for Singing, Be Our Guest and Two From Galilee 2009. TCS productions have benefitted charitable causes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Philippines.
11.00am Thu 6 May 2010 at Istana Budaya. By invitation only.
Sun 30 June 2010
8.30pm on Wed 2 June 2010 - By Invitation
Evenings 8.30pm on Thu 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June 2010
Matinees 3.00pm on Sat 5 & Sun 6 June 2010
Show tickets will be available from AXCESS Ticketing from Thur 6 May 2010.
Priced at RM58 and RM78 (inclusive of RM3 AXCESS fee) via the AXCESS Hotline +60-3-7711-5000, online at www.axcess.com.my and authorised AXCESS outlets at
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Parkson at Sunway Pyramid
Rock Corner at Mid-Valley
Tower Records at Lot 10
Rock Corner at The Curve
Rock Corner at KLCC
Alamanda Putrajaya Shopping Centre
Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil
AXCESS Office, Jln Semangat, Petaling Jaya
VISA PREMIUM DISCOUNT
In an exclusive arrangement between VISA International and AXCESS Tickets, Visa Infinite and Platinum Malaysian Cardholders will be entitled to a 20% rebate off the FULL priced tickets during the first 2 weeks of commencement of ticket sales. Subject to terms and conditions.
CRABTREE & EVELYN GIFT
Every 4 FULL priced RM78 tickets purchased in one single transaction, gets a FREE Crabtree & Evelyn gift. This is limited to the first 100 transactions and are subject to terms and conditions.
CAST LIST ANNOUNCED
Andrew Lai Chii Horng, Betsy Yeo Wai Li, Chang Yow Keong, Charity Lee Chin Ai, Chow Hung Lan, Emmanuel Shumba, Jasmine Lee Chian Hui, Jon Ti Yi Hong, Lim Ai Da, Low Tze Liang, Lucy Khoo Poh Looi, Mak Su Yin, Michelle Siaw Mong Cheng, Patricia Ngo Kim Lan, Samuel Goh Min Tzung, Shameela Chandran and Thiruganesh Rao
TWO FROM GALILEE
The Canticle Singers (TCS) proudly presents the dramatic musical TWO FROM GALILEE by Robert Sterling and Karla Worley. The family styled musical is based on a novel of the same title by Marjorie Holmes that was on the New York Times 1972 best seller list and one of the top 10 best selling novels that year. The musical played at the Peter J Sharpe Theatre at Symphony Space on Broadway in 2006 and has been staged in many countries.
TWO FROM GALILEE revolves around a young couple who are very much in love. Ensnared in family conflicts, a hostile world and by an awesome responsibility, they fight for their one true love and to fulfill their dreams. But trust is shaken and love questioned, revealing a family's shame and a husband's doubt until the couple realizes that it is not all about finding true love but about life's purpose and calling. The musical encompasses dramatic and comic elements and is backed by a lush musical score journeying through a variety of moods and emotions with rhythmic numbers, rousing choruses, contemplative themes and soaring refrains. The musical features a cast of 25 performers. Net proceeds of the production will go to St Barnabas Home for Children & The Tondo Community Project.
TCS, an accomplished community chorus and performing arts group, comprises people from diverse backgrounds. Founded in 1992, it has 15 successful productions to date including Be Our Guest in May 2009 and A Grand Night for Singing in July 2008 which drew passionate audience responses and critical acclaim. TCS was nominated for Best Group Performance–Voice at the 2004 Boh Cameronian Arts Awards for the musical Do You Hear the People Sing? TCS productions have benefitted numerous charitable causes and organizations, touching lives in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
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||Panggung Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8.30pm on Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Fri 30th, Sat 31st Oct 2009 & Sun 1st Nov 2009
3.00pm on Sat 24th, Sun 25th & Sat 31st Oct 2009
||RM58 and RM38 (inclusive of RM3 AXCESS fee) via the AXCESS Hotline
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Be Our Guest - Choral Concert
BE OUR GUEST is a feast of lush choral music and other vocal selections selected from the realm of pop, jazz, folk rock,gospel and Broadway. Spend an evening with us, enjoying selections such as The Winner Takes It All from Mamma Mia, Nella Fantasia from the epic movie The Mission, Baba Yetu from Civilization IV, Ralph McTell's Streets of London, Wind Beneath My Wings from the film Beaches, a West Side Story duo, a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway hits from The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel, etc., a Sweeney Todd suite and our very own favourites.
Presented by The Canticle Singers (TCS), the chorale of 19 singers and guest soloist Tan Wei Han, Tenor; will captivate you with an exclusive collection of harmonies and melodies. Journey with us, with music from the 1950's to the present day and you will rediscover songs and tunes that you hummed and grew up with and discover new ones along the way; all selected from award winning independent music releases, film and stage productions.
TCS is an accomplished community chorus comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds with a passion for good music. In 2008, TCS staged A Grand Night for Singing at Lambang Sari, Istana Budaya enjoying packed houses for eight consecutive performances and amongst others played before Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Bainun binti Mohd. Ali, DK, DMN in aid of her charity Malaysian Children's Aid Society. The group was nominated for Best Group Performance - Voice, for the stage musical "Do You Hear the People Sing?" under the Boh Cameronian Awards. Since inception in 1992, TCS productions have benefitted a wide range of charitable causes and non-govermental organisations, touching lives in Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Auditorium Perdanasiswa, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Directions will be provided at the Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur security gate entrances to University of Malaya on the evenings of the performances.
Dates and Times
8.30pm on Sat 30 May and Sun 31 May 2009. Doors open at 8.00pm
Tickets will be made available through AXCESS Ticketing toward the end of April 2009.
In a special effort to encourage and promote choral music and the variety of music which their parents listened to, amongst school and college students, there will be a limited number of Student Tickets at RM25 for students aged 21 years and under. A valid student ID and/or national identity card stating the date of birth must be produced. Each student is entitled to purchase a maximum of 4 Student Tickets only and student IDs will be checked for each person being admitted on a student ticket.
Access for the Physically Challenged
Seating for the physically challenged is limited to the Stalls only and access will be via the rear entrance of the theatre. Please contact AXCESS directly for more details.
Map of Location of Venue
A Grand Night for Singing
FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC
The Canticle Singers and House of Suzie Wong present "For the Love of Music" with selections and choral arrangenments from Broadway musicals such as Joseph and the Tecnicoour Dream Coat, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Light in the Piazza, Anything Goes, The King and I, Porgy and Bess amongst others.
The Canticle Singers (TCS) is an accomplished voluntary vocal group comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds with a common passion for music. Conceived in 1992,TCS has grown in stature and their benefits concerts have raised funds for a wide range of charitable causes and organisations.
There will be two performances of "For the Love of Music", on saturday 21st and sunday 22nd July 2007, 8 pm at House of Suzie Wong, Muse Floor, Starhill Gallery. Tickets are available at Rm 150 inclusive of supper. There will also be an auction at the end of each performance.
Proceeds from the show and auction will go to Rumah Nur Salam to support its work for disadvantaged children in the Chow Kit area.
For more information, please contact Ken or Su at (603) 2143 3220.
MEEKNESS AND MAJESTY
The Canticle Singers have combined with the choirs of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Petaling Jaya Gospel Hall to present a selection of Christmas numbers in a presentation entitled MEEKNESS AND MAJESTY under the baton of Timothy Ooi (who is a TCS member as well as a member of PJ Gospel Hall).
There will only be two performances,
» St Andrew's ON Sunday 17 Dec 2006 at 6.30pm, and
» PJ Gospel Hall Saturday 23 December 2006 at 8.00pm
Admission is free and please refer to the attached flyer for more details
REFUGEE : IMAGES
Date: Evenings of Wed 9 - Sun 13 Aug 2006 @ 8:30pm
Date: Matinees on Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug 2006 @3.00pm
Venue: Panggung Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
The Canticle Singers is proud to stage the musical REFUGEE: IMAGES from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August 2006 at Panggung Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur. The musical REFUGEE: IMAGES, by acclaimed director and playwright Chin San Sooi, is Malaysia's first full-length, locally-written musical in English. and was first staged in 1986 with exhilarating performances.
In two acts, the musical REFUGEE: IMAGES presents a series of contrasting images to highlight the theme that everyone is a refugee seeking to fulfil his life. It unfolds with the historical event of the Vietnamese boat people as political refugees, escaping from Vietnam and making a dangerous journey across the high seas, arriving finally at Pulau Bidong on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It tells the story of their hopes and fears and their desire to seek a better future for themselves. This is in contrast to scenes of Malaysians and others who are also searching and realising that there is hope and meaning even in the turmoil of living.
Isaac Chia working in collaboration with Anson Ong, has done a brilliant job of contemporising the original music and scoring it for a SATB chorus, supported with a stronger orchestration. The music of REFUGEE: IMAGES is an eclectic blend of captivating and tuneful numbers -rhythmic, emotional, energetic, contemplative, stirring and rousing; with general appeal as well a couple of atonal passages to keep the chorus challenged.
The musical is apolitical and is a tribute to Malaysia, for her compassion shown during the saga of the boat people.
New Sunday Times
"......a dramatic musical, depicting each man as "a refugee to his soul"
searching for a meaning in life.."
"...The music was emotional and complemented the message very well.."
".. the boat people "were a metaphor of man".... .the musical is
essentially about life and death.."
"....Like many others, he found ...: "The music was good.""
Matinee shows: RM45 & RM55
Evening shows: RM45, RM55 & RM65
Seniors & Students : RM35 (Selected Shows)
Day/Times of Performances
Evening Shows on all days : 8.30pm
Matinee (Saturday & Sunday only) : 3.00pm
- Music Valley, Sg Wang Plaza
- Music Valley, Cheras Leisure Mall
- Lot 10 Info. Counter
- The Actors Studio, Bangsar
- Fantasy Music, Sunway Pyramid
- Music Valley Greentown, Ipoh
- Music Valley Midlands Park, Penang
- Music Valley, Holiday Plaza, Johor Bahru
- Box Office, Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil
- Axcess Office, Jalan Semangat
* All collection of tickets will require validation of IC and Booking Number.
THE GIFT GOES ON
The Canticle Singers proudly presents the Christmas musical "THE GIFT GOES ON" as a benefit concert for St Nicholas Home
|Date & Time:
||Sun 3rd & Sun 4th Dec 2005 @ 8.30pm
||St. Peter's Church, Bangsar
Lorong Tempinis Kiri 1
Off Jalan Tempinis Kiri
Lucky Gardens, Bangsar
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The Canticle Singers is proud to present "The Gift Goes On", a Christmas musical to ring in the season of giving. The musical is an anthology of Christmas music and centres on the essence and substance of a gift as well as the giver and will be staged as a benefit concert for St Nicholas Home, Penang. The musical offers a few traditional carols and then forges ahead with new Christmas compositions and arrangements by contemporary composers such as Michael W Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Tony Guerroro and others. The repertoire offers spirited and high energy numbers, soulful and contemplative moments, nostalgic melodies, inspiring duets and rousing anthems. Some of the rich offerings include the dulcet a cappella strains of "The First Noel" and "O Holy Night"; a rhythmic "Little Drummer Boy" juxtaposed with the chorus of "Bearing Gifts in regal fashion; the expressive and moving duets of "Breath of Heaven" and "The Prayer" and the majestic anthems of "The Christmas Gloria Medley" and "Light of the Stable". Come and enjoy this splendid collection of Christmas music.
Conceived in 1992, The Canticle Singers is as an advanced and interdenominational vocal group comprising members who share a commitment to work hard and a passion for music that will encourage, inspire and challenge. Members come from diverse backgrounds and share a common commitment and discipline. The group strives to offer opportunities for singers to improve and advance their skills and at the same time seeks to enrich and widen the scope of our heritage, promote a keener appreciation of music and the performing arts and contribute towards a more artistically sensitive and vibrant community. The Canticle Singers was nominated for the Best Group Performance – Voice, in 2004 for "Do You Hear the People Sing?"; under the Boh Cameronian Awards.
St Nicholas Home
St Nicholas Home, Penang is an institution serving the visually challenged throughout Malaysia. Founded. in 1926 originally to care for abandoned children in various hospitals, today St Nicholas Home offers a wide range of services to the visually challenged including the provision of independent living skills or to prepare them to be independent visually challenged parents.
St Nicholas Home often finds itself taking in the most acute cases, which are too difficult for the other homes or centers to handle. In addition the home is the only one of its kind which is equipped to care for children with more than one disability e.g. the blind and deaf. St Nicholas also provides and operates the only retirement facility in Malaysia for the blind as most of the older blind people tend to be single and therefore have nobody to see to their needs in their senior years. Approximately 70% to 80% of the residents of the home are Malays with the remainder comprising mainly Indians and with small percentage of other races.
Tickets and further information
Tickets are priced at RM52, RM32 and RM22 (limited number of tickets at RM22 for students upon production of identification and only available through AXCESS), inclusive of an outlet ticketing fee and will be available from 24 October 2005, via the following outlets:
- AXCESS Hotline +60-3-7711 5000
- AXCESS Ticketing Outlets at Music Valley Sungai Wang, Music Valley Megamall, Music Valley Leisure Mall, Lot 10 Information Counter, Actors Studio Bangsar.
- AXCESS website www.axcess.com.my
- Glad Sounds, Jaya Supermarket, Petaling Jaya (Tel: +60-3- 7956-6918 )
- Top Hat Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: +60-3- 2142-8611 )
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THE SEASON OF LIGHT
Do You Hear The People Sing?
The Canticle Singers ("TCS") in collaboration with Music Theatre ("MT") proudly present the musical entitled "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 August 2004 at Panggung Dewan Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur. The musical is inspired and drawn from a collection of the more elemental and spiritual songs from the earlier musicals such as Carousel, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; to the more recent arrivals such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, The Rose of Sharon, etc. as well as some well loved numbers. The musical numbers will be in the form of solos, mixed vocal arrangements, choral numbers and medleys and seek to reassure, cheer, reflect, impart endurance, comfort, encourage, conquer,strengthen, inspire, defend, convict, bring hope, challenge, redeem, pacify, honour, celebrate, express love and bring restoration.
The musical will be directed by director and playwright Chin San Sooi as Artistic Director and H K Chong as Music Director, both old boys of the Anglo Chinese School, Ipoh, Perak. Principal soloists that appeared with the company for the season were Elvira Arul, Michelle Ho, Shirani Amarasingham, Philip Poh, Praveen Abraham, Chang Yow Keong, Timothy Ooi, Brian Cheong; backed by promising new voices and a seasoned and highly acclaimed chorus. Guest artists appearing with the Company include Yudi (independent recording artist), Tan Wei Han (principal tenor with the Xian Conservatoire of Music), Liau Siau Suan (baritone) and Geoffrey Woo (independent recording artist who played Gabriel in TCS's "Two From Galilee").
The production with a cast of 31 and a music ensemble of about 16 musicians who are all volunteers, will feature a preview and run for an estimated 7 performances inclusive of matinees over the weekend. Work on the production began with rehearsals for movement in February 2004 while rehearsals for the chorus began a month later. The Panggung Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur is a historical landmark which offers a wonderfully intimate theatre and great acoustics.
Net proceeds after deducting all production costs will be channeled to Rumah Destiny, a home for abandoned and underpriviledged children which has received the prior assistance of Penyayang. Rumah Destiny which is a social concerns ministry of Metro Tabernacle, is registered with the Department of Social Welfare in the Ministry of National Unity and Community Development of Malaysia under the Care Centres Act 1993 and is a member of Children at Risk Network (CARNet). The operation of the Home is managed by a Home Parent who is supported by three Home Assistants. Volunteers offer services such as teaching, gardening, repairs, transportation, handiwork, music and outdoor activities. At the same time this musical production will also benefit Praise Caring Home which provides interim accommodation for out-of-town cancer patients and their families irrespective of their religious beliefs, who are seeking treatment in the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur areas.
Tickets will be available through AXCESS Hotline: 60-3-7491 9999, online at www.axcess.com.my and at all authorised AXCESS outlets from 1 June 2004.
The Canticle Singers presenting The Rose of Sharon
THE CANTICLE SINGERS
"The aim and final reason for all music
should be nothing else but the glory of God
and refreshment of the spirit"
WHO WE ARE
The Canticle Singers is an advanced Christian vocal group comprising individuals from various denominations with a passion for music that will encourage, inspire and challenge. Members come from a diverse background of professions and many are active in the music and worship or drama ministries within their respective communities and share a common commitment and discipline to work hard.
The Canticle Singers strives to offer opportunities for singers to improve and advance their skills and seeks to enrich and widen the scope of our heritage, encourage a keener appreciation of music and the performing arts and contribute to the making of a more artistically sensitive and vibrant community.
Towards the middle of 1992, a few music aficionados got together to raise funds for the Methodist Senoi Missions which required some funding for their ongoing work amongst the Senoi. A vocal group was conceived under the banner of "The Canticle Choir" (subsequently renamed "The Canticle Singers") and "The Word" by Claire Cloninger and Tom Fettke, marked our first production which was staged on Saturday 12 th and Sunday 13 th December 1992 at Trinity Methodist Church, Petaling Jaya. Although the group numbered a mere 14 comprising 6 sopranos, 3 altos, 2 tenors, 2 basses and 1 narrator; they rendered a vocally satisfactory performance which was well received by near full houses on both evenings.
Following its inaugural production, The Canticle Singers expanded its scope to include a music ministry amongst various churches venues in the Klang Valley.
The Canticle Singers have staged musical productions in the form of benefit concerts i.e. as fund raising events, for various institutions and causes and these include
"The Word" for Methodist Senoi Missions
"In Heaven's Eyes" for Dignity and Services Bhd.
"Because He Lives" for Seminari Theologi Malaysia
"Celebrating the God of Our Generation" for the Fellowship of Evangelical Students
"Find Him Faithful" for the Lee Hong Kwang Family Trust Fund
"Two From Galilee", the acclaimed musical drama for Malaysian CARE
"The Rose of Sharon, an oratorio for The Zahida Perveen Fund & Shahnaz Bukhari Shelter
"Make His Praise Glorious", one of the evergreen Christmas musicals
All of the productions except for "Two From Galilee" have been in the form of choral productions.
"Two From Galilee", was a musical drama styled in a Broadway fashion with a running time of 90 minutes in two acts. The production involved a cast of 11 principals and supporting cast of 14 (inclusive of 4 non-singing roles) requiring 60 costumes and a production crew of 25. The production was held as a benefit concert for Malaysian CARE and was very well received by the public.
"The Rose of Sharon", an oratorio for soloists, mixed voices, chorus and orchestra was equally well received. Our guests of honour for the concert were Dr Abraham Sokhaya Nkomo, South African High Commissioner to Malaysia and Jean C. McCloskey, the then Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia. Net proceeds of the production were channelled to two Muslim women, The Zahida Perveen Fund and The Shahnaz Bukhari Shelter in Pakistan; that were featured on National Geographic Television's documentary entitled "Honour Killings" by Producer Michael Davie.
Our beliefs are based on the following:-
Only one who has personally experienced Christ's redemptive work can have a harmonious life that produces a true song upon one's lips. Such a person should desire to proclaim that same message as effectively as possible to others so that they too may desire the source of this inner joy.
It is our belief that any Christian with reasonable musical talent and a sincere desire for service, can make a valuable contribution to the Choir. The Choir can only have a worthy music ministry to the extent that each and every member realizes the importance of church music and desires to develop his or her own talent. As individuals become aware of their musical development and increase in spiritual effectiveness, they will realise greater personal satisfaction and joy in Christian service.
A realization by each and every member that the main purpose of this Choir is not mere entertainment or the display of individual talent; rather it is the blending of many talents and personalities for providing inspiration, warmth and unity. Many spiritual truths are more effectively presented through music than any other way.
In order to maintain a high standard of performance, our steadfast commitment to this music ministry and demonstration of unity, we expect our members to be at all rehearsals and concerts, ready to sing. We do not differentiate between "excused" and "unexcused" absences. Regardless of the reason, when someone misses rehearsal, he hurts himself and the entire group.
The Canticle Singers is a voluntary group of individuals. Its ongoing music ministry and the staging of musical productions for charitable causes is a collaborative process involving different talents, partnerships and creative teamwork between our community and ourselves.
The Canticle Singers is dependent on the generous donations it receives from its corporate sponsors and individuals. With support both in kind and cash your generosity is of increasing importance to our ministry and allowing us to maintain a high standard of live concert appearances.
You are invited to visit us at www.thecanticlesingers.com
At all times, whether in practice or performance,
one must keep in mind this basic principal: if a ministry for the Lord
is worthy of our service, it is also worthy of our best effort and effective use
of our God-given talent. To that end may our lives be dedicated and
That He alone might receive the honour and glory.
…whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31)