Thursday September 20, 2012
Tune in to Ovation
The Canticle Singers marks its 20th year in action with a dashing show.
The Canticle Singers, a community chorale and performing arts group in the Klang Valley, sees its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate the landmark occasion, the group will be holding a musical production called Ovation next weekend in Kuala Lumpur.
With 25 cast members in the show, Ovation will include an eclectic collection of inspiring and fun music from the likes of Alan Menken, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Christopher Tin, Elton John, Ennio Morricone, Freddie Mercury, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim and more. You might even hear a few familiar numbers from popular shows such as Miss Saigon, Singing In The Rain, The Lion King and Porgy & Bess. There will also be a musical tribute to the late R.J. Rosales, a renowned Filipino-Australian actor who played the lead role in Chang And Eng.
The choirmaster for the show is Low Tze Liang, while Geoffrey Woo, Anthony Meh and Lim Hong Jie are the guests artistes. It is hosted by Timothy Ooi, with Joanne Poh on piano, and Joanne Aw on the violin. H.K. Chong is the producer and music director, while Chin San Sooi is the artistic director.
Ovation, supported by Tourism Malaysia, is held for the benefit of the Stepping Stones Living Centre, a residential facility with five centres in Taman Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur, which houses abandoned and disadvantaged children.
There are eight shows in the production, which will run from Sept 27 to Oct 7 (running from Thursday to Sunday each week at 8.30pm) at the Panggung Bandaraya (Sultan Abdul Samad Building) in Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets – RM58 and RM78 – are available from Ilasso Tickets (ilassotickets.com or 03-7957 6088), Rock Corner outlets, and T-Break Cafe outlets within the Klang Valley. For more information, head over to thecanticlesingers.com.