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Event:
A special tour of the beloved Victoria Concert Hall
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Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall


VCH Organ Series is a series of free concerts featuring the magnificent Klais Organ and special guest performers. Victoria Concert Hall has a magnificent Klais Organ installed in the concert hall. This pipe organ was made by Orgelbau Klais, a German company specializing in designing, building and restoring pipe organs. Dr. Margaret Chen helped to build this current organ back in 1987.

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The pipe organ in the concert hall


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Dr. Margaret Chen

Dr. Margaret Chen is considered the Grande Dame of Singapore's organ scene. She is passionate about the instrument and a firm believer in making music part of people's lives. She holds a doctoral degree from Indiana University.

The concert duration is approximately 1 hour. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please do note there is no admission for children below 5 years old including infants-in-arms.

Join a 30-minute to 40-minute tour of the Victoria Concert Hall Tours to discover the hall's fascinating history and architecture of this magnificent building. It is free for all on first-come-first-serve basis. The docents who conduct the tour are generally keen to share their passion and knowledge with the participants.

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The docents of VCH: Charles B K Chan, Wong Chee Sing, Dr Vidya Schalk, Constance Ong, Mae Chong, Tang Siew Ngoh and Pauline Ong



This coming Labor Day, VCH will organize another free concert and tour. This is the last event of 2015/2016 Season. The new 2016/2017 season will be out soon. Stay tuned to check the latest update at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra website here.

The Philharmonic Winds is a Singapore-based orchestra with a mission in promoting wind orchestra as a serious and distinctive medium of expression. It aims to be among the finest wind orchestra in the Asia-Pacific region.

Leonard Tan is the Music Director of the Philharmonic Winds. He holds a position as an Assistant Professor of Music at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, and the Principal Conductor of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

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The Philharmonic Winds at Victoria Concert Hall. Image courtesy of The Philharmonic Winds

Musicians:
Margaret Chen, Organ
Leonard Tan, Music Director
The Philharmonic Winds

Programme
G. GABRIELI - Sonata Pian e Forte, Ch. 175
arr. D. LEAVITT

E. GIGOUT - Grand Chœur Dialogué for Brass Quintet and Organ
arr. N. HEPLER

P. MASCAGNI - Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana
arr. T. TATEBE

J. S. BACH - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
arr. D. HUNSBERGER

P. GRAINGER - The Immovable Do or "The Cyphering C"

A. WAMMES - Miroir

A. REED - Alleluia! Laudamus Te

Pre-registration will start at the VCH Atrium at 2.30pm on this coming Labor Day. The docents will conduct the tours at 3pm.

Date: 1 May 2016
Time: the tour will commence at 3pm while the concert will start at 4pm

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Why? Free admission for all
Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Cost: Free
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