The 1st Malaysian Men’s Choral Festival
- Date: 7th April – 8th April 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)
- Venue: SJKC Yuk Chai Auditorium, Petaling Jaya
- Time: Please refer to the attached schedule.
- The Festival is open to all Male Voice choirs, Men’s voices and Boys (with changed voices) from all over Malaysia.
- Early-bird Festival fee: RM86 per participant (Closing date: Tuesday, 27th February, 2018)
- Festival fee: RM 106 per participant (Closing date: Thursday, 15th March, 2018)
- Kindly enclose payment with the registration form by our Closing deadline: Thursday 15th March, 2018.
- Payment can be made by CASH or CHEQUE or Bank Transfer to Young Choral Academy Sdn Bhd, Maybank 5142 7144 0101.
- Cheques should be made payable to “Young Choral Academy Sdn. Bhd.”
- Participants are to wear decent and appropriate clothing throughout the festival.
- NO shorts, miniskirts, slippers, flip-flops are allowed. The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry should there be a violation of the regulations.
- Participants can wear their choir t-shirt for the Festival Closing Concert on Sunday, 8th April, 2018.
Food and drink
- All Meals (Tea Breaks, and Lunch on Sunday 8th April) and materials are included in the festival fee.
- Please bring your own bottled water.
Please send all completed applications by Thursday, 15th March 2018 to:
The 1st Malaysian Men’s Choral Festival 2018
c/o Young Choral Academy
114A Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, TTDI
60 000 Kuala Lumpur
SJKC Yuk Chai Auditorium
Jalan SS 22/19, Jalan SS 23/19, Taman Mayang Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
|1230pm – 130pm||Registration|
|130pm – 2pm||Opening Session /Open Sing / welcome activities|
|2pm – 3pm||Combined Session 1|
|3pm – 345pm||Sectionals|
|345pm – 4pm||Tea Break|
|4pm – 515pm||Masterclass / Workshop*|
|515pm – 6pm||Combined Session 2 / Open rehearsal*|
|9am – 930am||Warm up / activities|
|930am – 1015am||Sectionals|
|1015am – 1130am||Combined session 2|
|1130am – 1215pm||Group Interaction activity|
|1215pm – 130pm||Lunch + sound check for individual choirs|
|130pm – 230pm||Combined rehearsal 3|
|230pm – 3pm||Standby|
|3pm – 5pm||Closing Friendship Concert*|
* All masterclasses / Festival Workshop / Open rehearsals (7th April) and Festival Closing Concert (8th April) are open to the public via our Festival Pass which will be available for purchase at the Festival Office counter at the Venue on both days. For bookings and reservation in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 014-624 2733 (Ms. Sherlysaa)
- RM30 (Masterclass, Festival Workshop and Open Rehearsals only)
- RM10 (Festival Closing Concert only)
Guest Conductor Biography
Felix Shuen (Hong Kong)
Since 2007, Felix Shuen has been conducting extensively in Hong Kong, and has also made appearances on international stages including China, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. He has served as director and conductor in various ensembles including the Diocesan Boys’ School Choirs, Hong Kong Young People’s Chorus, Hong Kong Voices, and several Eastman vocal ensembles. He received critical acclaim as one of the two chorus masters in SingFest since 2013, working closely with the renowned world-class maestros Helmuth Rilling, Rolf Beck, and William Weinert. Under his direction, the Diocesan Boys’ School Choir captured the Youth Male Choir Category world championship and gold medal in World Choir Games 2014 held in Riga, Latvia; In 2015, they were awarded the Plateau A award and Presenter’s Award in the International Barbershop Youth Chorus Festival held in Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.; they were also recently invited by the International Youth Choir Festival to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, U.K.
Shuen is currently working in his alma mater, Diocesan Boys’ School, as the Head of Music Department. He obtained his Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 2012, studying conducting under William Weinert, Mark Scatterday, and Bradley Lubman.
Chi Hoe enjoys a varied career as an award-winning choral conductor, singer, educator, adjudicator and clinician. Winner of numerous prizes at various international competitions and festivals, he is considered one of the most outstanding young Malaysian musicians of his generation.
Chi Hoe holds Master of Music degrees in Voice and Choral Conducting, both with Distinctions, from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK and was the first Asian conductor to win a prestigious conducting fellowship to work with the London Symphony Chorus for their 2010/11 concert season. From 2009-2012, he held several positions as Resident Chorus Master at Birmingham Conservatoire, Lichfield Festival Chorus, Birmingham City University Chorus, Birmingham Cathedral Festival Chorus and Chorus Mentor for the internationally acclaimed Birmingham Opera Company.
His experience with youth and children’s choirs include Choral Director of the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Chamber Choir from 2008-2012 and staff conductor with Canzonetta Children’s Choirs in Manchester for their 2009/10 concert season. Chi Hoe co-founded the Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod (MCE), one of Malaysia’s leading independent choir festivals and has been a jury member and clinician at several choir competitions and festivals in Malaysia, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore, UK and Vietnam. Currently, he is Artistic Director and Conductor at Young Choral Academy (YCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s first school dedicated to choral training and Resident Chorus Master for Kuala Lumpur City Opera.
Chi Hoe is a member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), Malaysian Choral Federation (MCF) and an Associate Member of the Society of Malaysian Contemporary Composers (SMCC).