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orchestra or music group?

Post by CEH » Thu, 01 Feb 2007 9:50 am

Hi, I'm new to Singapore and having gone to all the trouble of bringing my cello with me I would really like to find a group to play with. Does anybody know of an amature orchestra of middling ability (I'm not talking the Singapore Philharmonic here) that needs a cellist? Alternatively a smaller group or even a string quartet would be fine.
I'm also interested in making contact with people to go to concerts (particularly classical but I'll try most types of music) or films with.
Thanks. :D

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Post by Bonbon » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 12:31 am

you can try jazz club if you dont mind having a gig with them.

or alternatively via this channel to see whether anyone knows of any groups who would play.

NUS I think have a few of this type of music groups

http://www.sg-e.biz/jazz/

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Post by Snowfly » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 12:34 am

hey CEH welcome to singapore! how was the experience bringing your instrument in? i've yet to take my guitar with me, but i'd love to try setting up an experimental band with ya and others.. could be interesting.

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Post by CEH » Fri, 02 Feb 2007 5:55 pm

Thanks Bonbon and Snowfly for the information - though I'm particularly looking for classical music groups, partly because that is where my heart lies and partly because I can't improvise to save my life, so jazz is probably out...

As for bringing my cello in to the country, well it was a learning curve. I couldn't bring it on the flight with me cos it would have tipped me over the baggage allowance big time. So I had to airfreight it which was a whole new experience - I discovered that going through an agent who puts it on a Singapore airlines flight is cheaper than going directly through SIA cargo , same flight and everything. They also have this equation to work out whether to charge you by weight or by volume ie small but heavy things charged by weight, large but light things charged by volume. At the other end there are then complicated customs arrangements and licences to import required (apparently you just turn up with ID and apply for one , it costs $25), but most importantly I learnt that there is a man who will deal with all of this for you and deliver the package to your door in Singapore for $55.

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Post by keith425 » Sat, 03 Feb 2007 4:15 pm

Hi CEH, I love classical music and play the clarinet. Haven't played for some time, though. Snowfly, I play the sax (soprano). More comfortable with the clarinet, though. Sad I didn't bring my instruments...

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Post by hei guess what » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 7:47 pm

Check out the following:

Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra
http://www.braddellheights.org.sg/bh_orch.htm

Mus’Art Wind Orchestra
http://www.musartwind.org/about_musart.html

The Philharmonic Winds
http://www.philharmonicwinds.org/

Singapore Wind Symphony
http://swsym.org/main.html

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Post by f15h » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 10:39 am

I bought my violin here, carry a cello with you for travel is hard I agree. You can get a cello here if you want.

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Post by sniper968 » Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:04 pm

U might try Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church - at Prinsep Street - drive down Orchard Road/Selegie Road/Middle Road and bob's your uncle.

They have a string group- plays occasionally at the 11am service- speak to the organizer Kirk Chin. He wld also know of other classical groups.
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Post by SF100 » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 6:42 pm

CEH wrote:Thanks Bonbon and Snowfly for the information - though I'm particularly looking for classical music groups, partly because that is where my heart lies and partly because I can't improvise to save my life, so jazz is probably out...

As for bringing my cello in to the country, well it was a learning curve. I couldn't bring it on the flight with me cos it would have tipped me over the baggage allowance big time. So I had to airfreight it which was a whole new experience - I discovered that going through an agent who puts it on a Singapore airlines flight is cheaper than going directly through SIA cargo , same flight and everything. They also have this equation to work out whether to charge you by weight or by volume ie small but heavy things charged by weight, large but light things charged by volume. At the other end there are then complicated customs arrangements and licences to import required (apparently you just turn up with ID and apply for one , it costs $25), but most importantly I learnt that there is a man who will deal with all of this for you and deliver the package to your door in Singapore for $55.

Hi there, wonder whether this agent does transfer musical instrument from Singapore to USA ? May I have his contact ......Thanks

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