Support the Choral Collective Residency Programme 2022/ 2023

Dear Friend,

For the past 18 years, Vox Camerata has strived to make good choral music accessible to everyone irrespective of their ability and musical background. In 2019, we became a centre of advocacy, discovery, learning and practice for choral music-making in Singapore. Since then, our programmes enable both amateurs and professionals to meet the shifting challenges of choral music making.

In this prospectus, I would like to share with you some details of the Choral Collective Residency Programme (CCRPSG). The CCRPSG is a professional development platform for choral music professionals to empower and enable our fellows to be active and effective changemakers in the field. While the first iteration focused on choral conductors, this second iteration focuses on developing new choral music composers in both Singapore and Australia.

The CCRPSG has been made possible with the support of the National Arts Council, Singapore through the Participation and Performance Grant, as well as the Arts Fund. We need your help to ensure that we can have future iterations of this programme.

These future iterations will enable and empower more choral music practitioners to form a community of thought leaders that can help bring the choral communities together and build a better future for the choral music sector in Singapore. We hope to raise about SGD85,000.00 in this sponsorship call, and the money raised will be channelled to co-fund future iterations of the programme.

More details of how you can help support us can be found in this prospectus. If you are interested in arranging a sponsorship, or if you would like to help in other ways, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Every bit helps, and together we will build a better future for Singapore’s choral music scene.

Thank you, and we hope to meet you soon!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Mohamed Shahril Bin Mohamed Salleh

Founder and Artistic Director, Vox Camerata

About The Choral Collective Residency Programme

Vox Camerata, with the University of Queensland, presents The Choral Collective Residency Programme (CCRPSG), an 8-month incubation project focusing on the development of choral leadership within the choral music community. The CCRPSG will be held annually and consists of two iterations: the Conductor’s Edition and Composer’s Edition. Each iteration will take place in alternate years.

Currently in our second iteration, this programme provides a platform for choral music composers to participate in a structured and collaborative professional development practice. It aims to facilitate the growth of individual professional skill sets and knowledge through closed-loop feedback from peers and invited faculty in a practicum setting with a professional choir.

The programme culminates in a choral concert titled Collegia: A Nexus of Songs (I), on 26 March 2023 at the School of the Arts (SOTA) Concert Hall. The concert will feature the world premiere of nine newly written works by our Singaporean and Australian fellows.

The programme also aims to resuscitate the choral music sector which has been badly impacted by COVID-19, by providing a safe and conducive environment for choristers from various backgrounds to come together and develop their professional skills.

Programme Expenditure

(e.g. salaries, honorarium)
Overheads & Administration
(e.g. rehearsal venue rental, equipment, licensing fees, insurance)
Score Library & Materials$8,000
Concert & Recordings$12,000
Total Expenditure$85,000

Support Us!

As a sponsor, you share our belief in the positive effects of choral music and the benefit it brings to communities and societies. Every amount contributed goes a long way to ensuring the professionalism of the local choral music scene and gives us the confidence to work towards our goals of making music accessible and community-centric.

This year, we welcome support in two forms of sponsorships with various tiers:

We also welcome individual endowments of sums larger than $1000, to which we will make special commemorative arrangements in appreciation of your contribution.

Support us through this link, or get in touch with us at [email protected]