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ACJC ALUMNI CHOIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

  • 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore, 038981 Singapore (map)

The ACJC Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary. To celebrate this memorable date, the choir decided to commission and premiere one new piece. I'm delighted with this new project and partnership. 

The fragments of texts I've chosen are by Álvaro de Campos, Portuguese poet; E.E Cummings, American poet and an anonym popular poet from Malacca. The idea is to link both cities that are meaningful to me, specially Lisbon where I lived for 6 years and learned how to be a composer. The choir works as a intermediary using the poem by E.E Cummings to link both cities.

Álvaro de Campos - Lisbon with its houses

"Lisboa com suas casas                      Lisbon with its houses
De várias cores.                                  Of various colours.
Lisboa com suas casas                       Lisbon with its houses
De várias cores                                   Of various colours.
Lisboa com suas casas                       Lisbon with its houses
De várias cores…"                               Of various colours..."

Malacca anonym poem

“Keng teng fortuna filha na Malaka,          “Who is lucky stays in Malacca,
Nang keren partih bai otru tera.                  In here everyone has friendship,
Para ki tudu jenti teng amizadi,                  When one leaves soon has saudade.
Kontu partih logu fikah saudai.                   When one leaves soon has saudade.
Oh Malaka, tera di San Francisku,               Oh Malacca, land of Saint Francis,
Oh Malaka undi teng sempri fresku."          Oh Malacca, where there’s always freshness."

E.E Cummings - i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)"

 

More about ACJC Choir

http://www.acjcchoir.sg

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