I love Victoria Chorale.
No words can ever describe the joy I feel at singing with people whom I love and respect.
Participating in the Choir Olympics 2004 in Bremen has been one of the most memorable events in my life. Not only did it give me a sense of purpose, it also allowed me to feel, all over again, my passion for singing. And to me, passion is something that is necessary to drive one forward in life, a motivating factor in one’s life. In fact, I would count the second and third placing that we got in Folklore A Cappella and Open Mixed Youth categories as even more rewarding than the degree which I will be getting tomorrow afternoon.
Perhaps it’s due to the fact that I had suffered a heartbreak four years ago in Linz, Austria, when we barely scraped two silvers back. As Nelson said, that humiliation is something that we will never ever forget. And now, triumph is sweet as we hold our heads proudly and declare that we are Olympic Gold medalists. We are second to none in Asia, and second only to the best in the world. Yes, Victoria Chorale is one of the best choirs in the world and let none of us ever forget that.
One last thing – I love the Altos! All of them – Ah Tong, Bimbo Dawn, Sandy, Grace and of course, our SLs, Bimbo Joyce and Jiahui. All of them are dear to my heart and I have enjoyed every second of sectionals with them.
May Chorale forge forward to better times ahead!