Limelight 2019 CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band


8 Apr 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM




Established in 2010, the CHIJ Katong Convent Concert Band has grown by leaps and bounds under the baton of Mr. Sim Kim Seng. The band comprises of 40 skilled student musicians who have all undergone the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music practical examinations to hone their skills and talent.

Despite being relatively new, the concert band has made quick and considerable strides, winning consecutive Gold awards at the biannual Singapore International Band Festival Competition (2012–2018). On their first overseas trip to the Hong Kong Winter Band Festival (2012), the band received a Gold award. The band has also attained Certificates of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (2013, 2015, 2017). In addition, its clarinet ensemble won the First Prize at the Singapore Clarinet Festival Ensemble Competition (2015).

The concert band has taken part in exchange programmes with ensembles such as the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Macau Youth Symphonic Band, and West Winds. The band has also worked with renowned conductors and composers such as Yo Goto, Toro Miura, Frank Tryoka, and Richard Saucedo.

In 2015 and 2017, the band performed full-length concerts as part of Limelight at the Esplanade Concert Hall. The CHIJ Katong Convent Band will make its third appearance again this year, promising to mesmerise audiences with enchanting pieces such as Princess Mononoke by Joe Hisaishi, Belah Sun Woman by Jodie Blackshaw, and OneRepublic’s Counting Stars.

Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight

Half of the ticket proceeds will go towards supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes that bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs, and other underserved communities.

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Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981