Come hear them sing

  • Lifestyle
  • Thursday, 13 Dec 2012

Christmas carols Concourse Bangsar Shopping Centre 285, Jalan Maarof Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur E-mail:

Dec 15-16: The Choir of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor entertains us with a mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas numbers.

The performance is aimed at creating awareness and raising funds for the Assunta Palliative Care Centre, , Society for The Severely Mentally Handicapped, Selangor and Federal Territory, Persatuan SLE Malaysia and the Light A Home Project. Admission: free. Time: 3pm and 4.30pm.

The String Session Alexis Bistro Ampang Great Eastern Mall 303, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-4260 2288

Dec 14-15: Trained by world-renowned vocal coaches Imogen Casares and Christine Weitz, get ready to be wowed by soul and jazz singer Rozz.

Audiences will be entertained by Rozz’s diverse musical stylings, which draw inspiration from an eclectic mix of artistes such as Barbra Streisand, Joan Sutherland, Freddie Mercury and Grace Jones.

Admission: free. Time: 10pm.

Treasures of French opera Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2051 7007

Dec 15-16: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra presents some of the best-loved French operas such as Lalo’s Overture, Salome’s Aria and Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanale in a splendid concert, Treasures of French Opera. Look out for performances by world-renowned soprano singer Nathalie Manfrino who has worked with music greats such as Sting, Elvis Castelo and Placido Domingo.

Tickets at RM50, RM70, RM100 and RM130. Time: 8.30pm, Dec 15 and 3pm, Dec 16.

Doppleganger acoustic stage Publika Solaris Dutamas Jalan Hikmat Usaha Kompleks Kerajaan Kuala Lumpur

Dec 15: Hosted by singer-songwriter Ray Cheong, let some of Malaysia’s finest talents Nadhira, Remy J, Rafique Rashid, Eyza Bahra and Brian Gomez serenade you with their acoustic performances.

Admission: Free. Time: 7pm.

Hands’ 15th anniversary carnival Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park Jalan Strachan Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-6141 4480 E-mail:

Dec 16: Local music group Hands Percussion is organising a carnival with Amway to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

The public is invited to join a 3km drum parade from Chong Hwa Independent High School, Jalan Ipoh to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.

Bring along any makeshift percussion instruments such as cans, biscuit tins, bottles and dustbin covers.

This will be followed by live performances by Hands Percussion and other local art groups, drumming workshops, art pieces for sale and many other activities.

Admission: free. Time: 9am (drum parade) and 11am (carnival).

Charity haircut Ground Floor Kepong Brem Mall Jalan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur E-mail:

Dec 15: Get a haircut for a minimum donation of RM20.

Organised by express haircut service operator Kwik Cut, all proceeds will benefit the children of Rumah Kebajikan Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram. Time: noon.

Community care carnival Lobby Tropicana Medical Centre 11, Jalan Teknologi, PJU5 Kota Damansara Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Dec 16: Get free basic health checks and talks, listen to Christmas carols and take part in other fun-filled activities at this annual carnival organised by the Rotary Club of Gombak, Tropicana Medical Centre, Caring Citizens of Kota Damansara and the Petaling Jaya City Council.

Proceeds from the carnival will benefit five selected orphanages and fund an underprivileged youth empowerment programme.

Admission: free. Time: 10am.

Viva Circus festival PJ Live Arts, Jaya One 72A, Jalan Universiti Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: 016-209 6997 E-mail:

Dec 15-16: Always wanted to learn the ropes of the acrobatic and circus trade? Sign up for a two-day workshop with physical theatre troupe Viva Circus and take home a few basic moves.

After that, witness the amazing Christmas-themed acrobatic production, Neverland, starring Australian Hip Hop Championships runner-up Adam Tan, Malaysian Ultimate Pole champion Samantha Yee and Life Inspired’s Body Blaze host Emily Tan.

The event will help raise funds for children with little opportunity and access to the arts.

Ticket prices range from RM60 to RM500. Time: 11am (workshop), 8.30pm on Dec 15 and 2.30pm on Dec 16 (concert).

Dead as a doornail Indicine Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park Jalan Strachan, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-4047 9010

Dec 17-18: Noxville is a town where the dead live happily. But one day, newcomer Tommy comes to town and wreaks havoc among its inhabitants.

He brings up Noxville’s most taboo subject: wanting to live again.

Ticket price: RM15. Time: 8.30pm.

Stress relief Centre for Prana Yoga & Self Transformation Block D, 43A-2 Zenith 1 Corporate Park Jalan SS 7/26 Kelana Jaya, Selangor Tel: 03-7887 1028

Dec 15, 22and 29: Discover simple yet powerful techniques to overcome chronic fatigue, boost energy and renew your enthusiasm for life.

Admission: free. Time: 2pm.

Bead jewellery workshop MIA Art Centre 151, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2163 2337 E-mail:

Dec 15: Learn the art of making beaded jewellery in a three-hour workshop organised by the Extramural Studies Department of the Malaysian Institute of Art.

Participants will learn the different types of beads and techniques involved, and bring home their self-made earrings, bracelets or necklaces.

Fee: RM120. Time: 10am (introductory level) and 2.30pm (intermediate level).

Youth leadership programme Room 236 Malaysia Airlines Academy Jalan SS 7/13 Kelana Jaya, Selangor E-mail:

Dec 18-20: Build your child’s confidence and public speaking skills through this three-day workshop conducted by the MAS Toastmasters Club.

With modules like Introduction To Public Speaking, Gestures In Speaking and Voice And Vocabulary, the workshop will help children – ages 12-17 – develop their oratory skills.

Fee: RM330 for children of MAS staffers and RM380 for non-staff. Time: 9am-5pm daily.

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