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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 1 Dec 2023
    The Choir of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor (or The Phil as they are affectionately known) caps off its 65th Anniversary celebration with a Christmas concert called Songs for the Season. The theme for this year’s production is ‘A Gift of Music’ and true to form, the programme will showcase traditional and other seasonal favourites. The Phil’s volunteer-powered community choir will be accompanied on stage by live music from a string ensemble and keyboardist, and we find out more from Brenda James, the Chairperson of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor.
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2022
    The Philharmonic Society of Selangor, fondly known as The Phil, are staging its much-loved year-end concert entitled Songs For The Season 2022. One of the oldest performing arts societies in Malaysia, we catch up with Brenda James, Chairperson of The Phil, to discuss how the group has been keeping busy these past few years, and to find out more about this Christmas inspired performance.
  • Songs for the Season 2022 - Peace on Earth Concert
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2022
    Songs for the Season 2022 - Peace on Earth Concert
    The Choir of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor is back to present a concert of seasonal music. Themed 'Peace on Earth', come and enjoy traditional and contemporary pieces including Wolfgang’s Christmas Canon, Mary’s Little Boy Child, Christmas on Broadway, Hallelujah, Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth and other favourites – there’s something for the whole family at ‘Songs for the Season 2022’

    Show dates and time:
    Saturday 26 November 2022
    3.00pm & 8.00pm

    Sunday 27 November 2022
    3.00pm & 6.00pm

    Ticket prices:
    RM75 (free seating) 
    RM150 (reserved seating) 

    Online ticket purchase:

    As a service to Choir Members, our internal PSS Ticketing Team will assist with your ticket purchases until 14 November. Please take advantage of this so you don't have to go all the way to DPAC.
  • Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 24 Dec 2021
    Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings from all of us at The Philharmonic Society of Selangor. After almost 2 years of singing via Zoom it was fulfilling to be able to come together in small groups to record this song to cap off the year.
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  • MCO 3.0 Positivity Series - 2 June 2021 ~ Finding Joy in Favourite Songs
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 2 Jun 2021
    Don't you just love it when your favourite song comes on the radio and before you know it, you're feeling the vibes, feet tapping begins, you're grooving to the beat AND singing along with gusto. Perfect lift any time of the day 🎵🎼🎶! 

    So, let's revisit this awesome playlist which all of you contributed your ideas to in 2020. For 2021, I've added more songs from musicals, some Rutter classics, and some new tunes to expand our horizons.  

    Here's the link to The Phil's revitalised Social-DistanSING  playlist which can be found on Spotify (a free app that can be downloaded on Apple or Android Play Store).

    Drop me a message with more song titles to add on 😉, I'm sure there's heaps more. 

    Ps: if you're feeling lonely, or just feel like talking, or catching-up, my number is 0163901282. Or call any one of us in the Comms/Reps, we're just a call away.

  • Celebrating 63 years of building communities in harmony
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 3 Feb 2021
    Celebrating 63 years of building communities in harmony
    Dear Choir. Our beloved Society turns 63 today and I thank all of you for being such a major part of The Phil's history and of course its legacy. I know we're all a little sad with the turn of events, but like cogs on a wheel, together we keep moving forward even through these challenging times - we keep safe and we emerge stronger. We will sing together again soon.

    So I invite you to raise a glass and toast The Phil today - hip hip hooray to this grand dame who we've come to love so very much. 

  • Merry Christmas and warmest wishes from The Phil
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 25 Dec 2020
    Dear Choir

    Merry Christmas and warmest wishes for the Season from me, the PSS management committee and the reps. Our wish for you is that no matter where you are you'll be healthy, happy, safe, and always have the joy of music and song.

    Here's our Christmas Social-DistanSING video of Silent Night/Night of Silence. Once again, my gratitude to Ben James for helping us with this project.

    With much affection, 


    Link as follows:
    YouTube Video URL:
  • 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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