The 65-strong Hwa Chong College Choir (affectionately termed rioHC)comprises talented musicians and choristers from the country’s top secondary schools. With excellence in music-making as its chief goal,the Choir has garnered top local and international awards under the baton of Ms Lim Ai Hooi. To keep pace with international standards,the Choir has maintained a large and culturally diverse repertoire,which has included songs from Indonesia, Japan, China, France, Latvia and even Cuba in the past year.
In July 2008, the Choir competed in the 5th World Choir Games in Graz,Austria and won two Gold medals in the Folklore and Mixed Youth categories. In addition, the choir emerged as one of the champions of the games by winning the Mixed Youth category.
This year, the choristers have been working extremely hard to continue our tradition of excellence, newly-inducted J1s and seasoned J2s alike. We hope to replicate our seniors’ achievements in 2007 by presenting a good showing at this year’s Singapore Youth Festival on the 5th of May once more!