The 6th Singapore Lieder Festival ended well with the blessings of our supporters. We are also very much humbled by the reviews and receptions to this year’s programme.
In his facebook post, Dr Tang was extremely generous and kind when he said ‘Never before came a greater impetus to compose, nor have I felt more heightened angst and anxiety upon completing a score. As such, last night’s sublime premiere came as an unprecedented surprise, which happens when performers make the music their own. Thank you Shane & Adrian for bringing to life Romeo’s transcendent adoration for Juliet in such palpable & melting fashion.’
We were also very blessed to have a positive review in the Straits Times (published 31st October 2016) :
‘Sing Song Club co-founder tenor Adrian Poon sang in 10 songs. His mellow, natural and unforced voice was ideal for songs with flowing lyrical lines, such as Martin Shaw’s I Know A Bank (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Patrick Doyle’s Sigh No More, Ladies (Much Ado About Nothing).’
‘Soprano Cherylene Liew’s exquisitely poised voice accounted for Hugo Wolf’s Lied Des Transferierten Zettel (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, sung in German), Ernest Chausson’s Chanson D’Amour (Measure For Measure, French) and Haydn’s She Never Told Her Love (Twelfth Night, English), which provided further contrasts.’
‘Baritone Daniel Fong was given the honour of opening the recital, where a nice boomy glow to his voice graced Glen Roven’s I To The World (Comedy Of Errors) and Schubert’s Was Ist Sylvia? (Two Gentlemen Of Verona).’
‘The songs for multiple voices included Frederick Keel’s You Spotted Snakes (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with soprano Yap Shin Min and mezzo-soprano Ng Sheh Feng, Liza Lehmann’s How Sweet The Moonlight (The Merchant Of Venice) and George Shearing’s Fie On Sinful Fantasy (Merry Wives Of Windsor). Bob Chilcott’s Come Unto These Yellow Sands (The Tempest) closed the delightful evening with three women’s voices in the brightest of spirits.’