SP team featuring TJC vocal percussionist bags 3 awards at the National A Capella Championships 2007
By Bernardette Yzelman
SP's very own a capella group, ALTERED rocked the Esplanade Recital Studio last night with a stunningly exceptional performance. Formed by four of our very own talented students - Matthew Ting Ying Hui (DBIT, SMIT), 19, Lou Wei Xin (DBA, SB), 20, Mohamad Aimran Bin Rohani (DMAT, SMIT), 17 and Shahridzuan Selamat (DMMT, SMIT), 20, featuring Temasek Junior College's Ryan Chan, 17 worked very hard amid busy schedules to be in the finals of The National A Capella Championships 2007.
This national championship is an annual event organised by The A Cappella Society for youths to showcase a cappella music, give young singers an opportunity to gain stage experience and to provide a platform for new and established a cappella groups to present their talent to a wide audience.
With their soulful voices, charming personalities, and humorous antics on stage, Altered's exhilaratingly energetic and well synchronized performance bagged the Audience Favourite Award and the Best Vocal Percussionist Award. The judges included some of the biggest names in the industry - Singapore Idol vocal coach, Babes Condes, Imran Ajmain, President of Beats Society and Oscar Pantaleon who flew in from the Philippines.
And if clinching two awards weren't already a feat, the guys went on to claim their rightful position as WINNERS of the College (Tertiary) Groups!
Sharidzuan Selamat, 20, echoed the exuberance and excitement of the magical night, “It was exhilarating! To win one award is something, but to win 3 awards out of 4, is simply priceless! We're glad! Woohoo!”
The winning groups of the Championships will be a part of Sonic Landscape - A Cappella Festival 07, on 4 and 5 September at the Victoria Theatre. You can also catch Altered at SP Choir's concert, Debut on 23 September. It's a performance not to be missed!
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