Singing festival at Esplanade

 

For those of us who are self-conscious about exposing our singing – or screeching – to the world, karaoke sessions are more often than not a breeding ground for embarrassing stories. And since expensive singing classes are out of the question, most of us would rather make the best of our banshee voices.

But good news: at this year’s Voices At Esplanade, you can attend singing classes and music production workshops to bring your musicality up a notch for just $5! Happening from the 8th-10th December, you can also enjoy a line up of free live performances and participate in an open karaoke event regardless of whether you have the voice of Whitney Houston or William Hung:

 

– WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES –

 

1. Keep calm and K-on at this open karaoke

 

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Rather than cooping yourselves up in a little private karaoke room, jio your k-box squad to Keep Calm And K-On and unleash your inner pop star while singing along – for FREE! – with over 60,000 tunes to choose from. 

Bask in your 4-minutes of fame on Esplanade’s Waterfront Canopy stage or sabo your friends into doing so. And since this event goes ‘til midnight, you can summon up some Dutch courage with a fair few drinks before taking the stage! 

Dates and times: 8th December 2017, 6PM – 12AM | 9th – 10th December 2017, 5PM – 12AM
Venue: Esplanade Waterfront Canopy
Cost: Free

 

2. Up your karaoke game with a pop singing workshop 

 

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If singing along to Ariana Grande’s high notes and riffs make you wheeze, it’s probably because you’re not using your in-built instrument right. But here’s your chance to up your crooning game: Zalina Lee, award-winning musical theatre performer, pop, jazz singer and vocal coach, will be conducting a Pop Singing workshop where you’ll learn techniques for healthy singing.

Sign up here

Date: Saturday, 9th December 2017
Time: 5.30PM – 6.30PM
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Cost: $5

 

3. Have a free beatboxing lesson with a pro vocal percussionist

 

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If you’re an aspiring Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix or just want to bust out some impressive beatboxing skills beyond the basic “boots and cats” refrain, join Cherie Chai’s free beatboxing workshop! 

Under the guidance of Singapore’s first professional female vocal percussionist, you’ll learn how to produce different drum sounds and rhythms with just your mouth. This program will be especially useful if you’re an aspiring beatboxer for an acapella group! 

Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
Time: 4.30PM – 5.30PM
Venue: Esplanade Concourse 
Cost: Free

 

– PERFORMANCES –

 

1. Get the lowdown on music production with Colour of Voices

 

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If you’re an aspiring singer or you’ve always wanted to share your voice with the world, join Colour Of Voices at their A Capella Singing workshop

This multi-ethnic Malaysian group has taken the acapella scene by storm with their impressive multilingual medleys – in Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and even Japanese – and their unique arrangement of song covers garnering millions of views online!

You’ll learn everything you need to know about starting a music career on Youtube, like arranging and harmonising music, along with skills like recording and editing on Digital Audio Workstations. 

You can also catch their free live performance on 9th December (Saturday) at 8PM and 10PM at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre!

Sign up here 

Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
Time: 3.30PM – 4.30PM
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio 
Cost: $5 

 

2. Catch a Swing Jazz performance by Vokatones

 

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Settle in for a chilled-out night of jazz music and classic pop songs by the spiffy NUS alumni acapella group – Vokatones

With their signature jazzy acapella versions of Frank Sinatra classics like New York New York and 1980s hits like Wake Me Up Before You GoGo amongst others, you’ll be in for a breath of fresh air from the mainstream pop music scene!

Dates and times: 8th December 2017, 8.45PM – 9PM, 9.45PM – 10PM | 9th December 2017, 6.15PM – 6.30PM, 7.30PM -7.45PM | 10th December 2017, 8.45PM – 9PM
Venue: Pop Up Stage (Barossa)
Cost: Free

 

3. Enjoy classic Broadway tunes with Squartro

 

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All you musical theatre buffs out there, head down to the Esplanade on 8th December to enjoy some of your favourite theatrical tunes with Squartro. This quartet consists of music theatre veterans Crenshaw Yeo, Dinesh Balasingam, indie sing-songwriter Inch Chua, and Natalie Yeap, who’ll be performing songs from Broadway and local Singaporean musical productions.

Date: Friday, 8th December 2017
Time: 7.15PM – 7.45PM and 9PM – 9.30PM 
Venue: 7.15PM at Esplanade Concourse | 9PM at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free

 

Experience vocal paradise at Voices at Esplanade 

 

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With an array of vocal activities to choose from, even non-choir nerds will be guaranteed a fun and enriching experience at Voices at Esplanade. So dive into this festival of song and get hands-on vocal training from the pros, or spend your weekend night just soaking up some harmonious music.

Dates: Friday – Sunday, 8th – 10th December 2017
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

Click here for more information about Voices At Esplanade!


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