China - Asean Arts Festival 2013

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This inaugural festival is held in the beautiful and vibrant garden city, Singapore. Participants can experience the multi-cultural city, and delight themselves in the sights, smells and tastes of its international food paradise. This festival is open to all performing art groups, especially Symphonic, Choirs and Dances. Solo piano, violin and singing performances are also welcome. A first of its kind to be held in Singapore and together with what its renowned tourist attractions can offer, the Asian Arts Festival will be an experience truly not to be missed.

About the Organiser                                     

Transinex Student Event & Travel Company Established Since 1972 with branches & service offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong & Shanghai.

 About the Artistic Director

An accomplished Singaporean and choral director, Francis Liew was trained as a lyric tenor under Huang Phay Ching at  the age of 18. He has sung with several premier choirs in Singapore and conducted his church choirs from 1980-2004.  He started training school choirs in 1999 and presently conducts 9 school choirs.  His forte is the ability to work with young and ordinary choirs and transform them into respectable choirs in a very short time. Several of them have blossomed into award- winning choirs both locally and internationally. The Singing Saints, the top boys’ treble choir in Singapore,  is one fine example. The choir has garnered 3 consecutive Gold (With Honours) Awards at the biennial Singapore Youth Festival Competition in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and the Gold Diploma at the 36th Festival of Songs, Olomouc, Czech Republic.  Believing in providing opportunities for his choirs not just locally, he has led his choirs to festivals and competition in USA, Czech Republic, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. He has served as artistic director and sat on the panel of adjudicators of several festivals. FL
  

Performances

  PERFORMANCE (GROUP- 2 OR MORE)

Each group must not exceed 5 minutes of performing time

The following may be presented:

  • Choir, dance etc
  • Established choirs may opt for a separate category of competition (There are no set repertoire requirements. However, a balance and entertaining programme  of 10mins of singing time would be appreciated)

 For Choir Only (Category): 

  1. a)Children Category (below 13 years old)
  2. b)Youth Category (13-19years old)
  3. c)Open Category (no age limit)
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze awards will be granted based on each performance
  • Every participant will receive a certificate
  • They Jury’s decision is final.

 Please provide the following:

1) Program’s title

2) Composer / arranger

3) Group photo (High resolution by email)

4) If you are competing under Choir category, please kindly post to us your choir scores (5 set original version) to our administrative office.

5)If you are under Dance group category, please kindly provide us only title and group photo.

 

PERFORMANCE (SOLO)

 Each soloist must not exceed 5 mins of performing time

 The following may be presented:

  • Instruments (Western/ Ethnic) eg Piano, Guitar, Erhu, Guzheng, Sitar etc
  • All genres of Vocal Singing eg Classical, Pop, Jazz, Folk etc
  • All genres of Dance eg Ethnic, Hip Hop, Cha Cha, Salsa etc
  • Others: Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, and story telling
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze award will be awarded based on each performance
  • Every participant will receive a certificate
  • They Jury’s decision is final

 

                               Please provide the following:

  1. 1)Title of program
  2. 2)Composer (s)/ arranger (s)
  3. 3)Individual photo (passport sized) Please post to us with application form
  4. 4)For Vocal Singing, please post us your original scores x 5 set

For all documents required, please post to our address (before deadline 31May2013).  

The Adelphi, 1 Coleman  Street, #04-31 Singapore 179803   Tel: 65-63383733

 

Other Activities (*Optional)

Groups may make known their requirements or preferences to the organizer as to the types of activities they may wish to have

                 Cultural exchanges, Food tasting, Shopping, City tours, Malaysian tour

For examples yo can visit our singapore page: http://transinex.com.sg/en/singapore-

 

** Please kindly contact organiser for more information ; Optional rate apply

 

London College of Music (LCM) Examination (*Optional)

This Festival offers all the opportunity to sit for the LCM examination either as an individual or group. Participants may register for 1 of the 5 different levels of assessment and be evaluated on.

 

A 15-30 minutes performance including concert presentation and production of a well-designed programme. Each individual or group attempting the examination will be awarded individual certificate when they attain a “ Pass” , “ Merit” or “Distinction” by the Examiner from the London College of Music. Please ask for the prospectus and applicable fees.

 

GROUP LCM - LCM ENSEMBLE FEE CHART

 

Ensemble Level

Fees per group

Fee per candidate

Ensemble Level 1

SGD 110 per group

 

 

SGD 20 per candidate PLUS

Handling fees (agent) SGD 10 per candidate

Ensemble Level 2

SGD 130 per group

Ensemble Level 3

SGD 150 per group

Ensemble Level 4

SGD 200 per group

Ensemble Level 5

SGD 240 per group 

  

REGISTRATION

  • Deadline for registration is 20th May 2013.
  • Please ask for the registration form from the organiser and handbook.
  • Upon submission of registration form, all candidates must submit the following information No change of name / no replacement of candidate is allowed after submission of LCM registration form
    • Candidate’s full name (which will be shown on certificate)
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
  • Full payment on LCM examination upon submission of registration form.
  • LCM examination fee is non refundable

               Please read throught the Handbook and follow guidelines by LCM

 

INDIVIDUAL  LCM - LCM GRADE CHART

 

Grade

Examinational fees

Handling fees (Agent)

Grade 1

SGD 140

 

 

SGD 10 handling fees per candidate

Grade 2

SGD 190

Grade 3

SGD 200

Grade  4

SGD 210

 

REGISTRATION

  • Deadline for registration is 20th May 2013.
  • Please ask for the registration form from the organiser and handbook.
  • Upon submission of registration form, candidate must submit the following information No change of name / no replacement of candidate is allowed after submission of LCM registration form
    • Candidate’s full name (which will be shown on certificate)
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
  • Full payment on LCM examination upon submission of registration form.
  • LCM examination fee is non refundable
  • Individual exams for most subjects require repertoire list (set pieces). Please ensure you has a copy of the relevant syllabus book before entering for exams.(Please check with Organiser)

 

               Please read throught the Handbook and follow guideilnes by LCM

 

General Festival Schedule (Tentative)

 

Day 1

08/08/2013

Arrival, Registration and Check in.

Children coming with parents may choose to purchase own flights and register at the hotel direct.

Collect Festival Kit and handouts

Optional Activities.

 

Day 2

09/08/2013

Competition / Rehearsals

Friendship / Opening Ceremony*

Observe National day celebration (from far, charges apply on excursion)

Optional Activities

Day 3

10/08/2013

Competition/ Rehearsals

Optional Activities

Day 4

11/08/2013

LCM Examination (Optional)

Proceed for extension of optional tours

Departure

 

 Above * as ticket price for Friendship/ Opening Ceremony (per pax rate)

 Singapore passport and permanent resident pass holder                : SGD 38

 Foreigner passport holder                                                                 : SGD 58

 

  

 

 

 

Ticket Order Form

 

Friendship/ Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

No of ticket

Payment mode

Confirmation

Filled by organizer

 

 

 

 

Deadline : 20th July, 2013

Please kindly forward your ticket order to us at (fax) :  65-6 3366345 Attention Ms Leong.  Tickets are depends on stock availability.  No refund once tickets are sold.

 

4D3N Festival Packages (per pax)

 

Accommodation type

Festival rate

Dormitories (FIS /  Mitra / Youth Hostel @ similar )

SGD 598

2* budget hotel / NUS Dorms/ NTU Dorms or similar

SGD 698

3* Value Chain or similar

 

SGD 798

Local 4* hotel

 

SGD 898

 

 Festival Packages include:

1) 3 nights accommodation at your choice (as per above)

If you choose the dormitories packages, please bring along own toiletries items.

2) Meals (breakfast/ 2 lunch/ 2 dinners)

3) Air-con coach (return airport/ hotel transfer and 4 times venue pick up transfer)

4) Local Tour guide (return airport/ hotel services)

5) Festival pass

Participation in competition, observe others, Festival pass, Festival booklet (every 10 participates will be given 1 booklet)

 

Exclude:

Return air ticket, visa fees, Sightseeing tour, hotel’s room services, tipping to guide and driver, Ticket to Friendship and Opening event, Rehearsal venue and all which are not stated above. 

 

 Payment Details

For payment by Telegram Transfer (TT) - payer should indicate “ Art Festival 2013 “ at the remittance advice for easy reference and tracking.

TT bank details are:

 

Beneficiary Account name     : Transinex Pte Ltd

 

Beneficiary Account No.         : 372-302-844-0

 

 Beneficiary bank                     : United Overseas Bank

 

 SWIFT Code                           : UOVBSGSG

 

 Bank Code                              : 7375

 

 Branch Code                           : 046

 

 Branch                                    : 1 Coleman Street #01-14 & B1-19

  The Adelphi Singapore 179803

 For payment by cheque (only for LOCAL) – should be addressed to: ‘Transinex Pte Ltd’, and indicate ' Art Festival 2013” - name of group on the back of the cheque or on a cover note.

 

Payment date:

50% of the full payment of the festival package should be paid upon submission of application form.

Balance payments should be paid by 30th June 2013.

 

Cancellation charges and refund:

For festival package fees:

 If cancellation is made after 30 April 2013, 50% of the total cost will apply.

 If cancellation is made after 30 May 2013, 75% of the total cost will apply.

 If cancellation is made after 30 June2013, there will be no refund.  

 

For enquiries, please kindly email

Festival secretary Ms Leong Kwok Wei @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tel:   65-6 3383733/ 65-63334 238

Fax:     65-6 3390541/ 65-63366 345

For artistic enquiries, please kindly email Mr Francis Liew:    

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        DEADLINE : 31May 2013