September 2022

10th Sept, 8.00 pm

Byrd Songs

An evening of consort music, consort songs and madrigals from the height of the English Renaissance – the Elizabethan era, led by London based Malaysian gambist, Ibrahim Aziz, performing on period instruments (viols and gambas).

August 2022

28th August, 3.00 pm

Bookings via https://linktr.ee/versespj or email to versespj@gmail.com or whatsapp to 011 5423 6828

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July 2022

16th July, 7.30 pm

Bentley Music, Mutiara Damansara

诗情话意

德中意艺术歌曲分享会

3rd July, 3.00 pm

“Sounds of Iberia”, featuring music of Albéniz, Cardoso, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Tárrega, Villa-Lobos & more, performed by YS Tang (classical guitar), Foo Chie Haur (flute) and Sharlene Rani (Soprano). Don’t miss this saloon style Iberian music session, serve with light refreshments.

RM 80/person inclusive of coffee & dessert.

June 2022

26th June, 3.00 pm

“Lieder, Kaffee und Kuchen”

Kaffee und Kuchen is a German tradition of afternoon coffee with sweet treats. In this session we shall present a lecture recital of German art songs (lieder) alongside artisanal coffee and desserts! Don’t miss this relaxed matinee of music, poetry (with translations), conversations, coffee and desserts! Bookings via https://linktr.ee/versespj or email to versespj@gmail.com or whatsapp to 011 5423 6828

Bookings

16th June, 8.00 pm

For tickets please Whatsapp 011-5423 6828

May 2022

29th May, 3.00 pm

15th May, 3.00 pm

The KL Madrigal Singers (by VerSeS https://linktr.ee/versespj) will present a mini lecture recital on the top hits of Renaissance & Baroque period, sharing with the audience a selection of Elizabethan madrigals and lute songs, as well as some iconic Baroque pieces, suitable for new listeners too! In this mini lecture recital, we will get to hear the gradual progression of polyphony from the church, into the common household, and further moving towards soloist vocal music. In addition, we will get to hear Bach’s cello suite performed both on the cello as intended, as well as comparing the transcription for the classical guitar.

The KL Madrigal Singers in this session are:
Scott Woo (Director, Tenor)
Wong Ming Li (Soprano)
Sharlene Rani (Soprano)
Darrel Chan (Countertenor)
Sean Chay (Baritone)
YS Tang (Classical Guitar)
Chong Eugene (Cello, Piano)

Bookings: email to versespj@gmail.com or whatsapp to 011 5423 6828

April 2022

23rd April, 2.30pm

【紡車·美男·玫瑰~舒伯特藝術歌曲分享會】

詩詞與音樂的結合會帶來什麼樣的火花?

別錯過這場舒伯特藝術歌曲分享會,來親身體驗一下德國文豪——歌德 (Goethe)的詩詞,與德國曲聖——舒伯特(Schubert)的音樂,完美結合所帶來的火花!

這一場分享會將以輕鬆簡單的方式與大家暢聊浪漫主義時期最傑出的藝術歌曲之王~ 弗朗茨·舒伯特,並演繹他的經典藝術歌曲。讓我們在這鬧市裡,享受片刻文藝精緻的詩詞曲,把音樂融入生活。

分享會歌單:
1.Ganymed (Poem by Goethe) 《蓋尼米得》 – 誰是蓋尼米得?他和木星有何關係?跟宙斯之間發生了什麼事情?
2. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Poem by Goethe) 《紡車旁的葛麗卿》 – 這位姐姐是誰?她隱藏了什麼故事?她跟浮士德又有什麼淵源?
3. Heidenroeslein (Poem by Goethe) 《野玫瑰》 – 帶你感受一個女孩在男權主義社會上的遭遇。
4. An die Musik (Poem by Schober) 《致音樂》 – 歌頌音樂為我們的生活帶來寧靜和精緻的美。
5. Seligkeit (Poem by Hoelty) 《讚美詩》 – 詩人對蘿拉的愛和無法抑制的喜悅。

日期:2022年4月23號(星期六)
時間:2:30pm
收費:RM50

10th Apr, 3.00pm

Madrigals & Lieder at Temu House.

VerSeS Acappella will present a set of iconic English Madrigals of Farmers, Dowland, & Purcell. After the intermission, Soprano Chew Shi Yun will perform some Mozart & Schubert lieder accompanied by YS Tang on the classical guitar.

Pre-Registration at linktr.ee/versespj or versespj@gmail.com

March 2022

20th Mar, 3.00pm

“Her many facets” at Temu features an all female ensemble, celebrating the many facets of women in Opera and Music, whiles being surrounded by art works from 18 local female artists on exhibition “Everything has changed, nothing has changed”. Catch Wong Ming Li (Soprano), Sharlene Rani (Soprano) and Iau Jo Yee (Pianist) in this wonderful celebration in music with Arias from the Baroque period to the Classcial period and art songs China and France.

Free entry. Pre-registraion at versespj@versespj

Program can be found here.

February 2022

20th Feb, 1.00pm

“Colors of Iberia” at Temu, featuring music of Albeniz, Tarrega, Cordoso, Piazzola, Villa-lobos & more, performed by YS Tang (classical guitar, Foo Chie Haur (flute) and Sharlene Rani (Soprano).

January 2022

16th Jan, 1.00pm

“Songs around the World” at Temu. Free entry with pre-registration

Featuring works by Dowland, Monteverdi, Schubert and more! Performed by YS Tang (classical guitar), Sharlene Rani (soprano) and Bryan Sim (baritone).

December 2021

26th December

The Singing Balcony berTEMU for Christmas at Temu House! Come enjoy christmas carols, arias, art songs and guitar music, surrounded by the exhibition “The Carrier Bag” by Marina Mahathir, Noor Mahnun Mohamed and Lillian Tay, and later enjoy some nice laksa and coffee in this quaint environment (Booking required).

Free Event. Tips Appreciated

18th December

Join us in an afternoon of R&B hits, Renaissance & Baroque hits of Dowland, Purcell and Bach.

15th – 17th December

Project Limina x VerSeS – Cycle of Emotions (Youtube Premiere)

The global pandemic in 2020 took the whole world off guard, and many have suffered losses such as: lives, monies, and perhaps time. Thus, we started from the expression of ‘Grief’ as a response to loss. As a natural response to grief, we crave, and pray for the bygone times when things were better, thus ‘Saudade’, expressing an emotional state that longs for the past and things that are gone. Following up with the 3rd movement, the feeling of ‘Reverence’ to the high powers, comprising ‘Prayerful’ and spiritual healing. Bringing us to the state of ‘Solemn’ , where we will start picking ourselves up, moving forward with dignity and authenticity in this chaotic world, ‘Happily’. 

Seni3 lab Unit C – Project Limina x VerSeS

The global pandemic in 2020 took the whole world off guard, and many have suffered losses such as: lives, monies, and perhaps time. Thus, we started from the expression of ‘Grief’ as a response to loss. As a natural response to grief, we crave, and pray for the bygone times when things were better, thus ‘Saudade’, expressing an emotional state that longs for the past and things that are gone. Following up with the 3rd movement, the feeling of ‘Reverence’ to the high powers, comprising ‘Prayerful’ and spiritual healing. Bringing us to the state of ‘Solemn’ , where we will start picking ourselves up, moving forward with dignity and authenticity in this chaotic world, ‘Happily’. 

4th Movement Cycle of Emotions: Solemn & Happy here

Solemne: La Cathedral – Allegro Solemne (Barrios) Leaving the calm and spiritual atmosphere of the Cathedral of San Jose, Barrios exits the Cathedral, back into the busy street of Montevideo, continue his journey in life with dignity and sincerity.

Happy: Bourrée, BWV 1009 (Bach) After going through this cycle of emotion, we wish all to be able to heal and find happiness, here’s a Bourree, a 16th century dance form of French origin, often dance to music that is happy and gay in gatherings. A jolly good time! Baroque style.

Watch 3rd Movement Cycle of emotions: Prayerful & Reverence here

Prayerful: La Cathedral – Andante Religioso (Barrios) During Barrios’s stay in Montevideo Uruguay, he hears the tolling bells of the Cathedral of San Jose. Upon entering the cathedral, he hears the organist playing the music of Bach. The time, space and sound that created this spiritual calmness, became the inspiration of this composition, a contemplative prayer in the process of his own spiritual healing.

Reverence: — .. … . .-. . .-. . / — . .. an excerpt (Allegri) In the calmness, a contemplative recognition of one’s own past wrongs, repenting and hoping for spiritual salvation.

Watch 2nd Movement Cycle of emotions: Grief & Saudade here

Grief: Flow my tears (Dowland) Flow, my tears, fall from your springs! Exiled for ever, let me mourn Where night’s black bird her sad infamy sings There let me live forlorn.

Saudade: La Cathedral – Preludio Saudade (Barrios) Battered by the challenges in life comprising among others financial struggles, ailing health and marital problem, and potentially triggered a significant event of lost, his heart was torn open by grief, and nostalgia of the bygone times when things are better, thus come this personal statement of bereavement and sorrow – a saudade of his own.

12th December

Healing – Cycle of Emotions (Live Session)

It’s has been tough with Covid and Multiple Lockdown. As we conclude the year, VerSeS invites you to join us in a Sunday Matinee of music surrounded by beautiful art work by local artists. The program comprises gems of choral, solo vocal and acoustic instrumental music from the years 1600s – 1900s, curated to bring you through a cycle of emotions, from grief towards hope and healing.

Despair: Dido’s Lament (Purcell)
Reverence: Miserere Mei – an Excerpt (Allegri)
Calming: Music for a while (Purcell)
Happy: Bouree (Bach)
Contentment: Bist du bei mir (Bach)
and more.

Performing artists:
YS Tang (Classical Guitar)
Dr. Yili Chang (Gamba)
Wong Ming Li (Soprano Soloist)
Darrel Chan (Countertenor Soloist)
Tan Jong Hann (Tenor Soloist)
KL Madrigal Singers (Acappella)

* Only for Adults with complete vaccination status
* Face mask required
* 40 mins program
* Entry by pre-registration for head count control (Email to versespj@gmail.com) / free will donation welcomed

Venue: Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
Limited seats!

11th December

ChamberLied Session 3 – Mozart’s “Pieces for Friends”

Follow us as we visit collaborative musicians around the Klang Valley, sipping coffee and sing lieder, safely from their home and broadcast live on FB Live (https://fb.me/e/1npA6jcYw) and IG Live (https://www.instagram.com/versespj). This session features Soprano Chew Shi Yun and Collaborative Pianist Wong Chee Yean, sharing Mozart’s lieder selected from his “Freundstücke” or “Pieces for Friends”, which are often composed by request of friends or for special occasions. While they may be shorter in comparison to his arias, they undoubtable are more personal to Mozart.

November 2021

14th November

ChamberLied Session 2

Follow us as we visit collaborative musicians around the Klang Valley, sipping coffee and sing lieder, safely from their home and broadcast live on FB Live (https://fb.me/e/1LtBBu8MX) and IG Live (https://www.instagram.com/versespj). This session features Soprano Sharelen Rani, Baritone William Kow and Collaborative Pianist Iau Jo Yee, sharing music of Strauss, Wolf, Czerny and Liszt.

October 2021

Follow us as we visit collaborative musicians around the Klang Valley, sipping coffee and sing lieder, safely from their home and broadcast live on FB Live (https://fb.me/e/2x96aDGOd) and IG Live (https://www.instagram.com/versespj). This inaugural session features Soprano Wong Ming Li and multitalented cellist and pianist Chong Eugene on the music of Schubert.

August 2021

Classical Guitar ABC Live!

Guitar recital by YS Tang playing works by Albeniz, Bach and Castelnuovo-Tedesco on Facebook Live!

  • Albeniz – Tango, España, Op.165, op. 2
  • Bach – Fugue, BWV 998
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Pesame dello, Escarraman Op. 177

Visit https://fb.me/e/44s8MEipM

March 2021

Classical Busking with KL Madrigal Singers

  • 13th March 2021, 12 noon – 2 pm
  • Classical Busking at Publika KL
  • Sharlene Rani (Soprano), Scott Woo (Tenor), YS Tang (Classical Guitar)

December 2020

The Singing Balcony: It’s a French thing.

  • 27th Dec 2020, 12 noon – 2 pm
  • Classical Vocal pieces and Christmas Motets by French Composers
  • Sharlene Rani (Soprano), Darrel Chan (Accompanist, Countertenor), Chow Yee Mun (Mezzo Soprano), Scott Woo (Tenor), Paul Khoo (Baritone), Bryan Sim (Baritone), Chen Ghee Han (Baritone)

Classical Busking with the KL Madrigal Singers and the Last Mean It Guys

  • 13th December, 22nd December, 4pm – 6pm
  • KL Madrigal Singers (Classical Vocal pieces) – only 13th Dec
    • Wong Ming Li (Soprano), Sharlene Rani (Soprano), Iau Jo Yee (Accompanist)
  • The Last Mean It Guys (Acappella Christmas Carols)

October 2020

  • 24th October. 8.00 PM
  • Concert Title: “The Jiwang 90s… 1590s”
  • Venue: The Percussion Store/ The Saxophone Store, KL
  • Physical Concert: Entry by donation of RM35/pax with prior registration
  • Online Streaming available with freewill donation

A concert of Elizabethan Ayres, Madrigals, Galliard and Pavane by John Dowland, and other Renaissance music. Performed by the KL Madrigal Singers, featuring YS Tang (Classical Guitar) and Dr. Yi-Li Chang (Viola da Gamba).

  • 10th October, 3.00PM
  • “Warisan”
  • ILHAM Gallery, Lvl 5 Menara ILHAM, KL
  • Entry by donation RM 20/pax with prior registration

Warisan – Malaysian Folk Songs and Silver Screen Classics from early Malaya/Malaysia in the 50s – 70s. Performed by the KL Madrigal Singers, featuring YS Tang (Classical Guitar) and Dr Yi-Li Chang (Violin). Limited seats in accordance to COVID-19 SOP.

August 2020

8th – The First LIVE The Singing Balcony since COVID-19 lockdown March 2020, The KL Madrigal Singers will be presenting a set of Lute Songs, entitled “All by Myself” in conjunction with the art exhibition by artist CC Kua, focusing on the sense of isolation brought on by the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.

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1st – Together with local musicians, Aru & Fam, Luke &D; Artists Cassieleloa, Evangelione, Francis Lee and Dae, we come together to offer our music and art in a Live Stream Fundraiser Concert organised by Lions Club of PJ Metro and Lions Club of Ipoh Evergreen.

July 2020

19th – 艺起守护 Be a pART fundraiser concert for Malaysian Artists affected by Covid-19 Lockdown.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN March -June 2020

The Singing Balcony – From Home!

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, VerSeS will collaborate with musicians worldwide and continue to make music via virtual means and share them on our Social Media channels:

Should you feel so moved to tip the musicians affected by the lockdown, you could tip them via our virtual tip boxes:

December 2019

15th – (KL Madz) 3.30 PM Guest Appearence in MKCC Charity Concert by JCM Agape Network Japan Church.

15th – (KL Madz) 7.00 PM Christmas Caroling at 28 Fireplace, Ampang

17th – Featured Artists: Music for a while by Ibrahim Aziz (Viola da Gamba), Ang Mei Foong (Soprano) and YS Tang (Classical Guitar), 8.00 pm at ILHAM Gallery KL

22nd – 12 noon, The Singing Balcony – Opera Edition

22nd – 2pm to 3pm, The Singing Balcony – X’mas Edition

24th – 7.00 PM Christmas Caroling at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

25th – 12 noon Christmas Caroling at the Gran Millennium Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

November 2019

2nd – (KL Madz) Selangor Music Festival 2019, Chin Woo Assembly, KL

16th – (PJ Baroque) TAR University College Choral Exchange, Kajang, Selangor

17th – (KL Madz) Urbanscapes 2019 The Singing Balcony, Lorong Panggung, KL

23rd – (KL Madz) Urbanscapes 2019 The Singing Balcony, Lorong Panggung, KL

September 2019

Bite Size Zauberflöte

July 2019