July 2022

Sounds of Iberia, 3rd July, 3.00 pm

Arabesque, warm colors, sunshine, olives and romance come to mind when one thinks of Iberia. These qualities translate into the music composition of the region, resulting in a compendium of richly colored and rhythmic music with slender and interlacing melody lines not unlike the patterns on arabesque of the region, yet often carrying some folk dance elements. Come enjoy an afternoon of classical guitar, voice and flute Iberian and Latin music with the KL Madrigal Singers (versespj.com), featuring YS Tang (Classical Guitar), Foo Chie Haur (Flute) and Sharlene Rani (Soprano). Recital program covers iconic works of Albeniz, Cordoso, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Tarrega and Villa-Lobos.

Poetic Nuances 诗 情 · 话 意, 16th July, 7.30 pm

這一場分享會將以輕鬆簡單的方式與大家暢聊,導聽並演繹中國、本土、德國和意大利的經典藝術歌曲。讓我們在這鬧市裡一起享受片刻文藝精致的詩詞曲,把音樂融入生活。 想知道「詩」與「曲」的結合會帶來什麼樣的火花? 那千萬別錯過這場中德意藝術歌曲分享會! 日期:2022年7月16號(星期六) 時間:7:30pm 收费:RM75

Join us as we explore the different nuances of German, Italian and Chinese poetry in art songs. We may even throw in our very own Malaysian art song as well

VERSES MUSIC ENSEMBLES Scott Woo (Director, Tenor) Wong Ming Li (Soprano) Iau Jo Yee (Piano) YS Tang (Classical Guitar)

Bookings via Whatsapp 011 5423 6828, or email to versespj@gmail.com

Virtues of the Silent Orchid

Cycle of Emotions Series

A curated concert program that focuses on the emotional states invoked by the music, starting from despair and loss, towards healing and contentment.

ChamberLied Series

Follow us as we visit collaborative musicians around the Klang Valley, sipping coffee and sing lieder, safely from their home and broadcast live.

VerSeS Music Ensembles

An Introduction to VerSeS Music Ensembles

VerSeS Music Ensembles is a Malaysian collective of musicians with a huge range of musical interests. The artistic team comprises:

  • Artistic Director & Vocal Coach: Scott Woo
  • Choral Conductor: Darrel Chan
  • Conductor, Composer & Music Arranger: Isaac Chia

Our commercial activities includes:

  • Live instrumental and/or vocal music performances suitable for corporate and private functions such as store opening, anniversaries and weddings
  • Festivities music such as Christmas Caroling
  • Music lessons (Vocal, Classical Guitar, Piano and Flute) in 1-to-1 and group (3-5 pax) format
  • Choral Clinic for choirs in preparation for concerts or competitions; or general “health check” and improvement

VerSeS Music Ensembles is also a huge proponent of music outreach and education as well as charitable activities. We have consistently conducted non-profit outreach and music appreciation programs for people of all ages since our inception in 2002. Some of the notable projects are:

  • The Singing Balcony” (#TheSingingBalcony) outreach program, where we perform uncommon music in unlikely spaces around the city, offering the opportunity for audience a unique experience of enjoying classical vocal and choral music unexpectedly. The program includes opera arias, art songs and folk songs from various countries and other choral gems. The sessions are Free of Charge, though we welcome tips for the professional musicians involved in this social responsibility music education initiative.
  • Bite-Sized Opera“, where selected operas are condensed into 45 mins version suitable for adults and children alike. A simplified plot, with dialogues in colloquial local languages and feature key arias in full and in original language, will make the session easy to follow. This foster and cultivate an understanding and acceptance of opera to new listeners and provides fresh take on the opera even to connoisseur too. So far we have conducted Bite-Sized Magic Flute / Seruling Ajaib in 2019 in collaboration with Ann Perreau’s School, and are in the planning for a second run in 2020, in collaboration with ILHAM Gallery.
  • A Journey Through The Ages” (#AJTTA) Charity Concert series (between 2004 – 2011), that aims to promote historically informed concerts by programming music from the Renaissance, through all the major periods in western classical music to current day contemporary music. The beneficiaries of the concerts are selected from small local charity bodies.
  • the “Tiny Concerts” (#TinyConcertsMY) series, where we hold small scale conversational style concerts, breaking the barrier between performer and audience, and share with the audience music such as songcycles (eg. Dichterliebe), providing multilingual translation of the text, and share the music with the audience on an even level, often stopping in between to discuss with the audience their feedback and queries too. The program is suitable for first time listeners of classical music and the proceed from the program is divided between the performers and “The Singing Balcony” initiative.
  • the “Iris and Cornflower” (#IrisCornflower) series, where the focus is music of the French and German language, both sacred and secular. The sacred edition was invited to be performed in 2018 Macau Vocal Festival as festival opening concert.

Feel free to write to us to know more of our current activities as well as quotations for private live music performances.