Malaysia > Famed choir sings Christmas hits

The Operafest Children’s Choir will entertain fans with a medley of evergreen Christmas hits at Alliance Francaise in Lorong Gurney, off Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur on December 8 at 8pm.

Established in 1986 as an avenue for youngsters to discover their innate musical talents, the choir is led by artistic director Kam Sun-Yoke, who was inspired to form the group by the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir.

In 1991, the Operafest Children’s Choir became the first Malaysian choir to win second place in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod held in Wales, Britain. The choir performed Purcell’s Sound The Trumpet. It also finished third in the Koorfestival held in Arnheim, Holland.

Since then, the choir has performed around the world including Spain, Argentina, India, Greece, FYROM, Australia, Singapore and the United States. The choir has performed with its Viennese counterpart twice. It has also performed before heads of state and national leaders. In one performance in New York, the choir received citations from the New York State governor as well as the United Nations representative. In Spain, it was given the keys to every city in which it sang. In FYROM, it was given the honour of singing the country’s president’s own musical composition.

For further information call 03-2694-7880.

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