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  • Keep Calm and Sing On
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020
    Keep Calm and Sing On

    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.


  • Our keyboard has found a new Home [The Phil, from Brenda's Desk]
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 7 Mar 2020
    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.
  • The Phil celebrates Malaysia's Independence Day at Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur [The Star Online via Star TV]
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
    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.
  • The Selangor Phil Celebrates Christmas [BFM]
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018
    The Selangor Phil Celebrates Christmas [BFM]
    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.
  • Pameran Jalan Merdeka - Nyanyian Bersama Dengan Philharmonic Society of Selangor [BH Online]
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017
    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.
  • Songs for the Season 2016 [BFM, The Bigger Picture]
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 8 Dec 2016
    Songs for the Season 2016 [BFM, The Bigger Picture]
    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.
  • Choir director wants to help others with music [The Star Online]
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 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.
  • More than just songs [The Edge Financial Daily]
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015
    Mae Chan / The Edge Financial Daily, with chairperson and choir director Cheryl Teh, chatted about one of the oldest community choirs in the country.
  • A chance to enjoy songs of the season [The Edge Financial Daily]
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 16 Dec 2013
    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.
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