Kuala Lumpur

Join Choir, Live Longer!

Well, at least that’s true for a group of people participating in a choir in a Connecticut town, as found in the results of a joint study by Harvard and Yale Universities (2008). If that’s not enough to convince you, this article from CMUSE gives you a few more reasons to join choral singing.

  1. Strengthen feeling of togetherness. In today’s increasingly “me first” society, it is nice to find a tribe to belong to.
  2. Regulate heart rate. Fun fact – did you know that when a choir sings, the members’ hearts beat in unison? Reducing the variability of your heart rate can be good for your health.
  3. Reduce stress levels and depression. Group singing helps boost levels of oxytocin, which is a great stress-buster. Just what you need after a hectic day at work!

The Young KL Singer’s 2017 season is starting on 9th Jan 2017, and boy, do we have an exciting year planned ahead! We look forward to welcoming new members to our group. Auditions are available for all male and female voice parts. Contact us for audition details!

By: Edlyn Khoo

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Illusion & Illuminations

We are excited and very pleased to announce that YKLS have been invited by Petronas to perform part of our Illuminations programme at the launch of the ‘Illusion’ exhibition at Petrosains on Thursday 10th Sept!

‘Illusion – Nothing Is As It Seems’ exhibition, developed by Dublin Science Museum is a part art, part science retrospective of specially created works which explores the phenomenon of the seen and unseen world in our eyes. The exhibition is currently touring around the world. Malaysia will be the first stop in Asia.

You can learn more about the Illusion exhibition at the Petrosains website here and at the Dublin Science Gallery website here, and watch a bit of what it is about in the video below!

 

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Illuminations: Lights Out

And it’s a wrap for Illuminations!

It’s been a great journey for every one of us, and we would like to thank all of you who could make it to experience the show. Thank you for your support!

To the Dignity children and the members from the Malaysian Association of the Blind, we’re glad to have shared this experience with you with us and we hope we have managed to entertain you!

 

 
Everyone worked hard, and even though we were all hidden away in this production there was still a lot of things to be done – memorising music, teamwork and coordination to ensure members are in sync (even though we are all in different areas of the room surround in darkness!), the stage manager and crew to ensure the show runs smoothly, the visual effects designer Alex who created great visuals that greatly enhanced the music, the production team led by our very capable producer Hwee Yin, and our musical director Chi Hoe for the repertoire of music!

 
Our last show has finished, and we’re cleaning up Indicine to make way for other shows to come. Tonight, the Young KL Singers will be celebrating the end of Illuminations with the Cast Party! As Cast Party goes, this one is also themed (although no spooky hantus to wander KL this time!), and we’re going Futuristic this year! Would we have spacemen wandering about KL? Cyborgs / Robots / Androids? Who knows! We’ll find out tonight!

 

What’s a YKLS group photo without a crazy pose photo.

But don’t worry, you won’t have long to wait ’til you hear from us again. Watch this space – we have a treat for you for the end of the year!

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Illuminations Is Sold Out!

Illuminations opens today! It’s a very exciting time and we can’t wait to bring the show to you tonight!

Best news yet is that we’re sold out!


OK we realise that this may not be good news to those have to buy tickets. We’re sorry, guys, really. We would really love to have you join in the experience!

To everyone coming, we can’t wait to see you!

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BFM Interview With The Music Director!

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Illuminating With Songs, Singing to Make Clearer: BFM interviews our music director Chi Hoe on what to expect for Illuminations!

You can listen to the interview at BFM’s website here!

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