Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra will kick off "JOY!", the concert, with the "Overture in C - The Story of Singapore" composed by Cultural Medallion recipient and local jazz legend Jeremy Monteiro on Jan 25, 2015.
The Overture offers a rare glimpse into Mr Monteiro's rich and diverse musical personality. Incorporating a line from national song, "One People, One Nation, One Singapore", which he composed in 1990, the Overture tells the history of Singapore - how the country began from a sleepy fishing village through to modern day.
"JOY!" will culminate in the performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor. The symphony is often best known for the theme, "Ode to Joy", featured in the choral finale of the last movement.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 will be presented by the 80-strong orchestra, comprising primarily amateur musicians with a passion for music, and will be conducted by music director and conductor, Adrian Tan.
The orchestra will be joined by soloists as well as trained and amateur singers of "The Joy Chorale", formed by the Singapore community, and led by chorus mistress, Khor Ai Ming.
The concert will take place at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 5pm. Tickets are available at Sistic.