Sunday, December 19, 2010

tHe Spring 18 Dec 2010

Thursday, January 10, 2008

tHe Spring Choir Presentation

Thank you to all of you who came today to present 2 songs: `We Thank You, Lord' & `Gloria' by Mozart at the opening ceremony of tHe Spring to the public.

We thank brother James Ling who extended his warmth invitation to us for this wonderful opportunity of witnessing to the public.
We thank brother Tracey and Chong who helped us in the PA system. The choir could be heard far away. How wonderful it is to bring the church music into the community in Malaysia.
Also big thank you to brothers John Chieng and Jih Ren.

My prayer is that this was not the last but the beginning of many witnessing opportunities among the people of all races to come.



Video clip contains `We Thank You, Lord' and incomplete recording of `Gloria'.
I will obtain the full version from Sharon or others.
The background is really noisy coz the huge crowd who turned up was making their own music as well.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Gloria by A.W.Mozart

Our rehearsal for the coming tHe Spring Opening this Thursday.
See you there at 8 am.
(John Chieng instructed all must come by 8 am not 9 am)
Pianist: Connie Lim
Keyboard: Wendy Lim
Flutist: Benjamin Moh
Sopranos(16 ) Autos(7) Tenors(9) Bases(10)
Total: 45 members

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Spring Choir

This afternoon we had the first practice session, about 30 came.
Next practice will be on Tuesday (1 Jan 2008)2pm in old sanctuary.
Please invite more people to come.
We want 20 sopranos, 10 autos, 10 bases and 10 tenors.

Actual performance: 10 January 2007 Morning.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas "Ring The Bells - Medley"

Today's Pre-Christmas Sunday Anthem.
Once again, Eunice Loi did the flawless child solo.
Merry Christmas to all.
Thank you for your patronage this year.


P/S: That was my last assignment for this choir. Bye for now!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

`Holy City' 16 Dec Sunday Anthem

During the glad tidings season, we are also reminded of Christ coming and the new city of Jerusalem.

Tuesday nite practice of this sunday anthem `Holy City'.
Male soloist: Fenton Yong
Female Trio: Ting Su Cui, Teng Hui Wen, Judy.

Su Cui was distracted by her mobile phone and ladies were tired after long session of practice, their high notes were flat.
Prayfully sunday singing will be fine.

This will be my second last anthem for this choir.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Invitation: The Spring Opening Ceremony on 10th of January 2007

Today brother Wilson Chang Jih Ren sent an invitation to TMC choir to present 2 christian songs at the opening of tHe (The) Spring on 10th of January 2008 (Public Holiday/Thursday).

tHe Spring is the new shopping centre at Jalan Simpang Tiga as we all know by now. I thought it will be a wonderful opportunity to share God's music among the people of all races.

I got 4 choices:

(1) How Great Thou Art (suggested by Jih Ren)
(2) We Thank You, Lord (our choir sang this last year)
(3) Gloria from 12th Mass by A.W.Mozart
(4) Hallelujah from `Mount of Olives' by L. van Beethoven

I have all the choir pieces in Mandarin and English.
Here are some video clips for your reference.
Let me know what you think and I dare you to join this special choir comprising members from 3 congregations.

Hallelujah by Beethoven


Gloria by Mozart

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Season of Love - God's Love

Today's Holy Communion Service Anthem.
Pianist: Connie Lim
Violinist: Joel Ting

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wonderful 2 Years End Next Month

I thank God for the opportunity to teach this choir for the last 2 years.
I am grateful for the continual opportunity to serve as choir conductor right after I moved from Melbourne, Australia in 2005.
I have committed myself to be choir conductor for the last 20 years when I was in Sibu, Melbourne, Singapore and Kuching.

Most were amazed as how I could handle such a task and yet works as an interventional cardiologist who is available 24 hours round the clock. I can only say is God's grace and mercy. Indeed I acknowledge the compliments from many brothers and sisters that `you are the only doctor (more so specialist doctor) who is a choir conductor in Sarawak/Sabah'. I have struggled very hard to do the task to the best of my ability but lately it has taken a toll.

I have frequently declined to see patients or turned away patients so not to interfere with my tuesday and sunday choir committments. As you know (probably don't know), cardiac patients are of emergency nature and they need round-the-clock attention. It's close to impossible to care for them whilst you need to be in the church (unless the hospital is next door to the church). So after these years, my body has broke down. I am tired and in fact have not recovered from my sickness which started 4 weeks ago.

I hence have decided not to continue after next month and pray that God has prepared a suitable person for the task. I need a respite.

I love choir and still buy choir materials whenever I drop by Singapore every few months. I have a library of choir materials but for now I need rest in order to go on a longer journey fit and healthy.

Sie Hing

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Psalm 86

video

Fenton Yong will be conducting the choir this sunday (18/Nov/07) whilst I am away for the weekend in Brunei.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Healer of My Heart 他医治我心

4th November 2007 Anthem.


谢谢音响人员的努力,音色效果好多了。

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Choir Unfriendly Church Sanctuary - Trinity Methodist Church

Dont' be alarmed what you are going to read, it is purely my personal opinion and sharing out of longstanding frustration and irritation with our new church sanctuary when it comes to sunday choir presentation.

Today the piano music via the feedback speakers was so loud as if we were singing in a rock concert and we were basically drowned in the exuberant piano syncopation and could barely hear our own voices. Not due to Connie coz she played remendously well but someone turned the volume up so much that the congregation could not appreciate the song well.

Alas! Yes, another sunday anthem badly affected by the audio output.

Just fortnight ago sunday anthem encountered the similar problem, the big speakers on the right side facing the congregation were NOT SWITCHED ON! They came on midway thru Ps Wong's preaching. The quality was severely affected. We felt like singing in a vacuum. We were not the only group affected coz when I came to English Service, Ps Chin/Wong encountered even worse problem, their microphone failed during prayer and sermon!

So sad, they prepared sermon and yet we could not hear if mic/speakers don't work properly. Equally sad, we spent at least one month practising a song if the sound system fails us on the actual presentation.

That's why after almost 2 years of conducting choir in this church and church sanctuary, I call it `Choir Unfriendly Church Sanctuary - Trinity Methodist Church'. I guess the architect who designed this church should hear this feedback.

Sincerely and yet disappointed,

Sie Hing

(Here is the example from today presentation.)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

贊頌主榮耀【十月七日主日獻唱】

來臨圣餐主日獻唱。
幾位班員出門,幾位請假未回來詩班;因而人數仍稀少。
但是大家都是忠心的班員,堅持圣樂的事奉。

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bintulu Trip







Monday, September 17, 2007

恩光堂,圣道堂,三一堂詩班觀摩會。

九月七日-九日【民都魯恩光堂】

總負責人:劉利謀弟兄
民都魯恩光堂:許心儒指揮
詩巫圣道堂:楊錦華指揮
古晉三一堂:鄭世興指揮

大合唱:(1)來,敬拜神。(2)我要贊美 (3)祝福。









More video will be uploaded.
Watch this space for more video and photos.

Friday, September 14, 2007

2 Songs of Praise

Joyful, Joyful, Sing Praise (16 September Anthem)

I Sing of Your Glory & Praise (October First Sunday Anthem)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place

Today's anthem with Eunice Loi doing children solo.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

O Saviour, Precious Saviour

Today's Anthem.

Many are feeling unwell with sore throat, no thanks to haze and Indonesian wild-fire. Even I felt giddy and semi-deaf as I am still down with a bad flu with right ear blocked!

This song will be sung in Bintulu on 8/Sept/2007.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Trinity Methodist Church Annual Thanksgiving Trilingual Combined Sunday Service

Pastor Wong told us this morning that we are the only church in Malaysia who holds trilingual sunday services (Mandarin, English & Bahasa Malaysia). Hence on this very special thanksgiving sunday, we combined the services into one so that people of all races and all nations come to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord.

The children and choir of the chinese service contributed their respective items. The songs were `Praise Our Lord Jesus', 'All Glory, Laud & Honour' and `The Majesty & Glory Is Your Name'.




Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I Will Praise Him



5 Aug 2007 Holy Communion Sunday Service Anthem.
8 September 2007 Bintulu En Kwong Methodist Church Combined Choir Praise Night.



Sunday Presentation
Speaker: Bishop of Methodist Church Malaysia Rev Dr Hwa Yung.
Topic: God's Presence

Sunday, July 15, 2007

如鹰展翅 Wings Like Eagles

七月第三主日华语崇拜献唱。
今天是三一堂的宣教主日。
祷盼这首歌(以赛亚书 40:28-31)能激励在工场上劳苦的宣教士。
卫理公会在世界各地至少有26位宣教士。

Monday, July 02, 2007

The Majesty and Glory of Your Name

Please listen to this mighty song coz our choir is singing this very soon!






Friday, June 29, 2007

凡勞苦擔重擔的人 (七月一日主日獻唱〕

又一首書樵的歌。



Sunday Anthem

Sunday, May 20, 2007

知道我心思 KNOW MY HEART

Sunday Presentation



Tuesday Practice

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

哦!耶稣是我救主。

这个礼拜献唱:五月六日。
看班员多高兴的唱!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Easter Sunday Anthem

Actual sunday presentation on Easter Service

Sunday 15 April 2007

This coming sunday's anthem `Because He Lives'.
A familiar song that brings hope to many.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

2007 Easter Song 復活主日詩歌

來臨主日獻唱“讓號筒吹響-Let The Trumpet Sound".

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2007 Good Friday Anthem

“如羔羊”今年受难节崇拜诗歌。
尝试没有靠指挥,班员靠信心来唱。



Monday, March 19, 2007

他〔神〕是爱我

"他〔神〕是爱我"

11 March Sunday Anthem
三月十一日主日崇拜献唱。金希文曲。

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I will cling to the cross

Monday, February 05, 2007

You Know My Name Sunday Anthem

This was the sunday service anthem.
The placement of two feedback speakers as you can clearly see has augmented the choir's confidence as they can hear the music better.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

祢知道我的名字

二月四日崇拜献唱

四部混合献唱,真的“混合”来唱。您该注意到声部都不站在一齐。
我们说“ROJAK”的排站方式。

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sing A Joyful Song 唱歡樂之歌

來臨主日(21 日〕將獻唱這首詩歌。
詩歌的挑戰在于多次的變調從而帶出和聲的美麗。
不同的和聲反映出歡樂的各種情緒流露。

加油吧!

下個星期練唱改為禮拜三晚上。

Monday, January 08, 2007

荣耀主圣名 (正月七日圣餐崇拜献唱)

今年第一次献唱。

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

高声赞美

17/Dec/2006 Sunday Service Anthem
Conductor: Fenton Yong
Pianist: Connie Lim

Monday, December 04, 2006

Come,Worship God 来敬拜神

十二月三日圣餐主日献唱。

摄影:陈文光弟兄
指挥:郑世兴弟兄
司琴:黄慧慧姐妹

女高(一):七位 女高(二):二位
女低(一):三位 女低(二):二位
男高: 六位
男低(一):三位 男低(二):三位

Monday, November 13, 2006

Now Sing We Joyfully Unto God (Sunday Anthem-12 November)

Another challenging presentation by the motivated choir members, but often intimidated by the adverse singing environment of the new sanctuary on the early morning.

There was an obvious mistake if you do notice but we boldly soldiered on and made it to the end.

Our shortcomings will motivate us to improve our singing career, don't you agree? Don't give up!

See you again on Tuesday. Come December, it's going to be a busy month. As for me, I am dreaming of a holiday break in January 2007....

Sie Hing

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

当向耶和华欢呼歌唱 Now Sing We Joyfully Unto God

这个来临主日(12号〕我们将献唱这首歌。最具挑战性的莫过于中间的清唱,从小声渐渐地大声,又得有足够的气来唱。其实最后一句也不容易,因为需要拉18拍才结束。

请记好好自己在家中练习,主日崇拜有更好的表现。

世兴。

Monday, November 06, 2006

Light Of The World-Sunday Anthem 5 Nov 2006

This was the sunday presentation.
I will get a camera stand so that the images will not be shaky.
I will welcome any sincere feedback.

Our brother Peter Chung Kai Peng SMSed me: "Try peni circle may sound even better. If more sopranos can try to separate them and let the altos stand in between. Good job."

Our pianist Connie Lim SMSed me:"Huh! It seems like the choir presentation only 5 seconds. Warming up fingers only...."

I will delete the previous video clips next week.

Sie Hing

Monday, October 16, 2006

2007年诗班同工及事工介绍

委员会

班长:黄麟驹 副班长:纪广辉

文书:黄燕萍 财政:陈怡慧

总务/诗歌:何德全 诗袍:李美玲

声部长:
李美莹【女高】 林温惠【女低】
王振城【男高】 刘有光【男低】

三大操练

委身 (committment)

沟通 (communication)

素资 (excellent in quality)

目标人数 〔50位班员〕

第一女高音(First Soprano)-10位

第二女高音(Second Soprano)-6位

第一女低音(First Alto)-5位

第二女低音(Second Alto)-5位

第一男高音(First Tenor)-5位

第二男高音(Second Tenor)-5位

第一男低音(First Bass)-7位

第二男低音(Second Bass)-7位

凡愿意在圣乐事工参与的弟兄姐妹,请联络任何同工。

主日獻唱


謝謝詩班員及兩位司琴的委身服事, 主日獻唱的“感謝詩”的表現令人欣慰。

特別是能夠引用每位的恩賜來服事神,能彈的彈,能吹的吹笛,更可貴的是每位班員肯接收從未有的挑戰,亦就是不靠同聲部的團員,自己來唱各自的聲調。您的勇氣就使這個詩班有個突破。

每一次有新的作風乃是我每天對這個詩班深思及策劃的結晶。靠神所賜的智慧與引導,總希望能超越我們眼前的一些限制。如主日獻唱時音響上的缺切之處,麥克風所帶來的效果常是差強人意,司琴、鋼琴離我們甚是有一段距離。這種種因素常導致我們無能專心把歌唱的好。

誠盼我們繼續努力,榮耀歸與神!


世興 謹。


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

我们的园地,我们的心声。


亲爱的诗班员,

欢迎来到这个园地!
它的开始是为要帮助我们在二零零七年的圣乐服事事工能同心携手来开拓更大的领域。
当我们愿意更委身来事奉,我们就得在沟通上作得妥当,让大家有归属感及凝聚力好让神的事工不因人的因数而停顿。

我们将藉此网页刊登诗班的消息,献唱诗歌之录音以及各班员的资料及状态。
诚盼您能珍惜此网页。

世兴 谨