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Rhythms & Rhapsodies 2004

Rhythms & Rhapsodies 2004 (R & R), the annual music festival organised by The Centre for the Arts (CFA), National University of Singapore is back and promises to be bigger and better.

This year’s event will deliver an exhilarating and diverse array of musical performances from classical, jazz, to ethnic, electronic and modern to suit every taste.

Featuring the talents of all 12 music groups managed by CFA, these performances are scheduled every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over three weeks from 27 February to 14 March 2004.

CFA Festival Club

For the first time ever, CFA will present free bite-sized showcases of its groups’ performances at the CFA Festival Club to be located at the University Cultural Centre Courtyard.

Through the programmes and activities at the Club, CFA hopes to reach out to a wider audience and guide them in their first-step towards music and arts appreciation.

The CFA Festival Club will be open for drinks and food, and audiences can also look forward to a host of free programmes.

Some of the highlights include a multi-faceted presentation by Ublues, films by award-winning movie maker Lee Thean-jeen, music sharing by Dr Chang Tou Liang (of his all time top 10 classical hits) and a jingle-making workshop and performance by Japanese band, Soundaholic.

Tickets prices include $1 TicketCharge fee and are available from TicketCharge at (65) 6296 2929 or

Ticketed Performances:

Opening Show

Varsity Voices 2004 by NUS Choir

Friday 27 February 2004

University Cultural Centre Hall

S$16, S$13

The NUS Choir opens the festival on a high note featuring works by acclaimed contemporary (and living) composers such as Gyorgy Orban (Hungary) and Eric Whitacre (USA).

Highlights include the full classical works of Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) by Knut Nystedt (Scandinavia), its debut performance by a Singapore choir.  Singapore works by Prof. Bernard Tan and Zechariah Goh, and folk arrangements by Nelson Kwei will also be performed.





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8 February 2004