Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fiesta Rondalla 2015

Fiesta Rondalla is the annual concert series of the NUS Rondalla. The latest concert held on 23 January 2015 featured a number of new arrangements by tutors. NUS Rondalla is an extra-curricular activity managed by the NUS Centre for the Arts. 

The activity is managed by 3 Tutors and 1 Musical Director. A student executive committee runs the day to day activity. Each year new students have to be recruited and trained in one semester to perform Fiesta Rondalla. New students have to have music background. They are trained using a heuristic group music method and by the second semester a new rondalla is ready for work on the repertoire for the annual concert. 

 The Fiesta Programme this year featured John Silva as a special guest. John is a Singapore "blues music" singer who leads his own band The Blues Express. He is also a prolific song writer. Two of his compositions will be featured with rondalla accompaniment: KL Blues and Soldier.

You can watch all the items of this concert on video at the links that appear below. All the videos are annotated with information on the screen.
NUS Rondalla 2015

Fiesta Rondalla Video Clips

1. Opening: La Rondalla

2. Instruments of the Rondalla

3. Lakeside of Baikal

4. Blue Tango

5. In the Mood for Love

6. Voici Le Mois De Mai

7. El Choclo

8. Princess Mononoke

9. Forever Young sung by John Silva

10. KL Blues composed and sun by John Silva

11. Soldier composed and sung by John Silva

12. Souvenir De Porto Rico

13. Granada

14. Closing

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