Angelic voices turn up festive mood


Ng conducting the Joy of Christmas concert at The Star Pitt St. in George Town.

IT is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Joy of Christmas concert by the Penang Philharmonic Winds ensemble.

This was the first performance by the newly formed 30-member cast under the wings of the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra.

Resident conductor Ng Choong Yen, 36, said he took about a year to come out with the concert’s framework.

“Our first practice was three months ago. Half of the ensemble are students with several as young as 12.

“Our performance is a mixture of traditional and modern music. Some of the signature Christmas songs performed were Let It Snow, Blue Christmas and I Dreamed a Dream,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Penang Philharmonic also lent theirangelic voices to the concert by performing two songs, namely Bare Necessities and Only You.

The Penang Philharmonic Winds and Voices of Penang Philharmonic then came together for the numbers White Christmas and Holiday Favourites.

The one-hour concert at The Star, Pitt St. in George Town, was attended by more than 100 people.

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