Dear Choristers, Friends of The Philharmonic Society of Selangor and all music lovers.
As the nation's oldest performing arts organisation, its important for us to lead by example. And as an inter-generational community choir, our decisions are always underscored by what is best for our collective community and safety is paramount in this decision making process. Which is why, weeks before any official announcements were made by the authorities the Choir had collectively agreed to stop all rehearsals and as such our concert scheduled for July 2020 would be postponed as well. A tough, sad decision but a necessary one. When the fog lifts, we'll update you on new dates.
These are unusual times but as a community we can overcome this. Right now solidarity, empathy and community spirit are paramount - you don't have to be physically present to share the love - technology will keep us connected in the best and safest way possibly. Keep your spirits high and be sensible as you go about leading your lives. Follow the rules of the Government's restricted movement directives and the Ministry of Health guidelines. It's there for our common good.
But above all KEEP SINGING and let's keep our lives filled with music. In all of this uncertainty, we can still be calm, productive (or in some cases, take a much needed rest) and try to keep your joy quotient high. Take time in the next few weeks to create your own music soundtrack, you might surprise yourself.
We'll see you all soon ❤️
Sing in joy and stay well,
Brenda and the PSS Management Committee.
|Thanks to Yuanna & Cheng Lan's coordination, we donated the keyboard to Zo Children's School for Myanmar refugees for them to utilise in their music programme.|
The teachers and the children were immensely grateful for this.
This photo is with David Sang, the head teacher at the centre and I was joined by teacher Cheng Lan (Ukulele), teacher Yuanna (English), and teacher Lynette (keyboard). I have to say it was touching to see how much the kids love our 3 friends from The Phil.
|For more information, see:||www.kwongwah.com.my/20191108/同济唐氏儿童基金梦幻晚会-答谢支持者30年支持/|
|The Phil, performed at Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation-National Centre (KDSF-NC) in its fund-raising event, which celebrates 30 years of supporting special needs children and their families. The 30 Magical Years charity gala dinner was held on Nov 1 at the HGH Convention Centre.|
|For more information, see:||www.optionstheedge.com/topic/people/kiwanis-down-syndrome-foundation-celebrates-30-years-supporting-special-needs-children|
|Malaysians from all walks of life gathered at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to sing patriotic songs amid all the negativity that took place this week. The event was organised by The Philharmonic Society of Selangor.|
|For more information, see:||www.facebook.com/11450527254/posts/10155881126972255/|
|This community choir, founded in 1958, brings Christmas cheer with songs from France, Austria and Broadway in its seasonal end-of-year concert. The choir conductor and the general manager, tell about its offering of a relaxed performance which is open (but not limited) to those on the autism spectrum, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning impairments. They also share on the program and how this choir has transformed over the years.|
|For more information, see:||www.bfm.my/podcast/the-bigger-picture/front-row/the-selangor-phil-celebrates-christmas|
|The Choir Man and The Choir of Hard Knocks bring people together through music|
|For more information, see:||www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/living/2018/10/31/choir-man-choir-hard-knocks|
|Philharmonic Society Of Selangor hits 60 with big plans for the year|
|For more information, see:||www.star2.com/culture/2018/01/22/the-philharmonic-society-of-selangor-60-cheryl-teh-anniversary-klpac/|
|Pameran Jalan Merdeka: Melintasi Laluan Menuju Kemerdekaan di Carcosa dan Seri Negara di sini, akan dilanjutkan sehingga 31 Oktober 2017 ini. Nyanyian Bersama Dengan Philharmonic Society of Selangor (Seri Negara Drawing Room) adalah salah satu dari pelbagai acara dan activiti akan dilangsungkan.|
|For more information, see:||www.bharian.com.my/rencana/sastera/2017/09/324057/pameran-jalan-merdeka-dilanjut-hingga-akhir-oktober|
|In a recent interview, Chi Hoe Mak, a well-known baritone called The Philharmonic Society of Selangor, the “Mother of all [Malaysian] choirs”. This community choir is nearly 60 years old. When it performs, its proceeds go towards charitable causes. And it is no different this time around. We find out how the choir is progressing and about this upcoming concert.|
|For more information, see:||www.bfm.my/podcast/the-bigger-picture/front-row/songs-for-the-season-2016|
|What is gratitude? According to the dictionary, it simply means “the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. This is clearly what Cheryl Teh intends to do for the society that once helped her achieve her dreams.|
|For more information, see:||www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/people/2016/07/21/choir-director-wants-to-help-others-with-music|
|As the year comes to a close, the community choir is back to present a concert of seasonal music showcasing a charming repertoire ranging from traditional must-haves, to modern tunes and contemporary favourites. Our guest also tells how this choir has transformed since its birth in 1958.|
|For more information, see:||www.bfm.my/podcast/the-bigger-picture/front-row/brenda-james-philharmonic-society-of-selangor-singing-christmas-cheer-ringing-out-the-year|
|The Philharmonic Society of Selangor, one of the oldest in Malaysia, performs on August 28 in Chennai along with the Mellow Circle Choir.|
|For more information, see:||www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-philharmonic-society-of-selangor-performs-in-chennai/article7586691.ece|
This weekend, The Philharmonic Society of Selangor choir is all set to bring you on a nostalgic walk down memory lane with their highly-anticipated Heart & Soul 2015 concert at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac).
|For more information, see:||www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2015/07/22/philharmonic-society-selangor-sings-for-befrienders-orangasli|
|Mae Chan / The Edge Financial Daily, with chairperson and choir director Cheryl Teh, chatted about one of the oldest community choirs in the country.|
|For more information, see:||www.theedgemarkets.com/article/more-just-songs|
|The fifth edition of Music From Movies & Musicals is all about crowd-pleasing treats.|
|For more information, see:||www.thestar.com.my/content/thestar/website/lifestyle/entertainment/arts/on-stage/2014/08/01/big-screen-blast|
|Get into the Christmas spirit this weekend by listening to the Philharmonic Society of Selangor’s choir on Dec 21 and 22. They will be presenting Songs for the Season, a special Christmas-themed performance, at the newly opened Damansara Performing Arts Centre.|
|For more information, see:||www.theedgemarkets.com/article/scene-chance-enjoy-songs-season|
The choir of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor (affectionately known as The Phil) did just that when they performed at the Christmas In Song – Charity Concert 2011 on the weekend before Christmas. The concert was held at Luther Centre in Jalan Utara, Petaling Jaya.
|For more information, see:||www.thestar.com.my/news/community/2011/12/30/charity-concert-featuring-the-phil-an-event-to-remember/|