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Soul's Joy: SYC Ensemble Singers with László Nemes (Hungary)

Under the cover of night, music and words dream of forests, hills, lilies, snowbanks, rivers. They limn a deep yearning for something lost and faraway—sometimes, the images spiral into love spells, teetering from vengeance to tenderness, alienation to rejoicing. And always, the search for new and sonorous materials to soothe the modern soul. 

With guest conductor László Nemes, the SYC Ensemble Singers will explore the palette of twentieth-century modernism(s)—Debussy’s Trois Chansons (1909); Ligeti’s Magány (Solitude) (1946) and Éjszaka – Reggel (Night, morning) (1955); and Poulenc’s Un soir de nege (Night of snow) (1944)—while showcasing composers who continue to write music for our time: Máté Bella, Ēriks Ešenvalds, György Orbán and others.

Start Sales Date

12 Jul 2018, 9am

Other channels:
12 Jul 2018, 10am


Approximately 2 hours
(with a 20 min interval)

Promoter Name
The Singapore Youth Choir Ltd

Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infant-in-arm and children aged below 7 years old.
  • Children 7 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • All patrons (including children) must have tickets for admission to ticketed productions.

Late Seating Advisory

  • You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at appropriate pauses during the show or during intermission.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Flash photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed.

László Norbert Nemes, choral conductor and music pedagogue, is currently professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and director of the International Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy. Since September 2014 he has been artistic director of the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, artist-in-residence choral ensemble of the Liszt Academy. For twelve years he worked as the associate conductor of the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir.

His main areas of expertise are choral conducting, choral music education, as well as the theory and the practice of the Kodály Concept. His most recent publications include a chapter on choral music education according to the Kodály concept in the Oxford Handbook of Choral Pedagogy published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

As a choral conductor and music pedagogue, László Norbert Nemes has conducted, taught, held workshops, master classes and seminars all across Europe, in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, the Korean Republic, Malaysia, The Philippines, Republic of China/Taiwan, Singapore and the United States of America several times.

In recognition of his artistic activities he received the Bartók-Pásztory Award in 2005. In March 2017 he was decorated with the Golden Cross of the Hungarian Cross of Merit.

Honorary member of the British Kodály Academy.
Patron of Music Education, National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Vice President of the International Kodály Society.


Event Date
Sun, 26 Aug 2018


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$25