Advent with the ACJC Alumni Choir 2013

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~ Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ACJC Choir ~
Advent    /’adv(?)nt, -v?nt/    Noun


The word Advent simply means ‘coming’.  In this case, it refers to the coming of Christ and points to His birth in history and humanity. The advent season represents our celebration of His coming and all that He has done for us.  On the 7th of December 2013, the ACJC Alumni Choir celebrated the season of Advent with a concert at the SOTA Concert Hall. It was a full house with family and friends as the choir shared the joy of Christmas with songs that showcased a broad range of musical styles that focused on a central theme – the declaration and celebration of God’s greatest gift to mankind: Jesus Christ.


The choir sang songs such as My Lord has Come, Arr. by Will Todd; O Magnum Mysterium by Javier Busto; A Spotless Rose by Paul Mealor; among other Christmas tunes. As part of the ACJC Choir’s 25th Anniversary, the Alumni Choir and the ACJC Choir also performed familiar favourites: Ding Dong Merrily on High, Quem Pastores Laudavere, Noel Nouvelet, The Christmas Song, and Have Yourself  A Merry Little Christmas to the delight of the choir alumni seated in the audience.


The Alumni Choir will also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the following for their support and assistance for making this concert a success:


Mrs Kelvyna Chan, Principal, ACJC
Mrs Choo Hong Kiang, Vice-Principal, ACJC
Mr Kevin Ang, Vice-Principal, ACJC
Mr Wan Fook Weng
Mr Lenn Wei Ling


The Choir Teachers-Team over the years –
Mrs Rebecca Chew, Mrs Gracia Ng, Mrs Tan Yit Khuen, Ms Ng Swee Pheng, Mrs Dorcas Wong,
Mrs Valarie Wilson, Mrs Chiang Po Lin, Mrs Tay Sze Chen, Mr Patrick Sum,
Mrs Hong Shu-Fern, Mrs Rachel Teoh, Ms Fong Wai Yee, Miss Katharine Ho


Mr Nathan Hartono, Programme Design
Mr Peter Thng (Alco Printing Services), Programme production
Mr Lee Guo Sheng, Sound recording
Mr Roland Tan, Photography
Mr Eugene Ng, Videography
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Please refer below for pictures and repertoire from the concert as well as the list of singers.


2013 Alumni Advent (1)

2013 Alumni Advent (2)

2013 Alumni Advent (3)

Repertoire for Advent 2013:

Puer Natus in Bethlehem, by Anonymous

The Truth from Above, arr. by R. Vaughan Williams

Ding Dong! Merrily on High, arr. by Charles Wood

Gaudete Omnes, by Hieronymus Praetorius

Northern Lights, by Ola Gjeilo

Gabriel’s Message, arr. by Jonathan Rathbone

Joseph Fili David, by Javier Busto

A Spotless Rose, by Paul Mealor

O Radiant Dawn, by James Macmillan

O Come O Come Emmanuel, arr. by Valarie Wilson

O Come All Ye Faithful, arr. by David Willcocks

O Magnum Mysterium, by Javier Busto

Quen Pastores Laudavere, arr. by John Rutter

My Lord Has Come, by Will Todd

Noël Nouvelet, arr. by Ian Humphris

Here Is The Little Door, by Herbet Howells

The Christ-Child, by Gabriel Jackson

Marias Vaggvisa, by Fredik Sixten, Fran Gruber

Pilgrim Jesus, by Bob Chilcott

Christ the Appletree, by Stanford E. Scriven

Joy to the World, arr. by John Rutter

The Christmas Song, arr. by Peter Gritton


List of Singers:


Deborah Chan, Gail Lim, Jamie Ho, Lorraine Tan, Ng Jiayi,

Ong Zi Xin, Stephanie Wee, Suzanna Ho


Andrea Quah, Goh Jinghui, Melanie Seet, Muriel Manning,

Nicole Lim, Nicole Ooi, Pui Wan Ling, Yang Yanling


Caleb Yap, Gabriel Ou, Marcus Li, Nicholas Wong,

Roi Tan, Sin Ming Long, Zhu Lianglin


Chin Yen Chai, Mark Tan, Mori Toshiyuki, Lee Jen Wei,

Neo Yaosheng, Rayston Leong, Sidney Loo, Yap Jing Han

Guest Singers

Anglo-Chinese Junior College Choir