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About Us 关于我们

Hallelujah Oratorio Society (HOS), established in 1977, comes under the music direction of Rev Lee Chong Min, together with conductors Samuel King, John Tong and the HOS executive committee. HOS has five ministry groups under its wings. Serving together are Christians who hail from various protestant churches in Singapore, the youngest being 11 years old.  HOS seeks to carry out its purpose, which is to “Promote Church Music to Glorify God and Edify Man” through various means, i.e. by raising the standard of church choirs and promoting engagement in church music through the performance of a wide range of Christian works, collaborating with churches and providing learning opportunities and resources.

哈利路亚圣乐成立于1977年,音乐总监是李忠民牧师。至今,圣乐社属下有五个团体,参与圣乐事奉的团员来自新加坡多个教会,年龄从11岁开始;助理导师包括龚久隆老师以及张桐老师。圣乐社要透过广泛的圣乐曲目演出、与教会配搭事奉、提供音乐知识与技巧训练以及产品出版,提升基督教的诗班水平,促进圣乐普及化,从而建立信徒,大致宗旨“促进圣乐,荣神益人”。

FOUNDING
The origins of Hallelujah Oratorio Society (HOS) can be traced back to 1977, when choir members from the “The Successor” evangelical rally choir formed the Successor Choral Society under the auspices of the Singapore Chinese Christian Union. In 1987, we were renamed “Hallelujah Oratorio Society” (HOS).

成立

1977年,一群参加“接棒人布道大会”联合诗班的弟兄姐妹因深感有需要及负担在新加坡推广与发展圣乐工作,于是成立了“接棒人圣歌团”,附属于新加坡华文基督教联合会。1987年,“接棒人圣歌团”为了巩固原有的基础并深化圣乐事奉的心志,注册并成立了“哈利路亚圣乐团”,其后于2002年再次重组,易名为“哈利路亚圣乐社”。

 

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MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
Under the direction of Rev Lee Chong Min, former music lecturer at the School of Church Music, Singapore Bible College (SBC), artistic director of the International Christian Choral Conductor Society (ICCCS) and various Christian choral groups throughout Asia, HOS has grown into one of Singapore's most widely acclaimed Christian choral societies. Our repertoire ranges from oratorios, masses, and choral symphonies to contemporary choral anthems.

音乐总监兼指挥

圣乐社音乐总监由李忠民牧师担任,他曾是新加坡神学院圣乐学院讲师。目前,除了担任「国际基督教合唱指挥团」艺术总监,李牧师同时也是多个亚洲地区之圣乐团音乐总监。在他的领导之下,圣乐社的素质逐渐获得提升,成为一个杰出的圣乐团体。圣乐社的演唱曲目范围广泛,包括神剧、神曲、合唱交响曲以及现代合唱颂赞曲目。

MINISTRY
The purpose of HOS, to “Promote Church Music to Glorify God and Edify Man”, is carried out in three ways:

 

1)Performances
HOS presents Christian music works on a variety of platforms, eg. holding concerts at public venues, Praise Concerts in churches, sing at church’s special occasions and evangelistic rallies; commission new Christian music works in collaboration with Christian composers, writing orchestration and featuring the works in concerts and seminars.

 

Between 2003 and 2014, we partnered with the Singapore Bible College Chorale and the Singapore Symphony Chorus to perform in many Singapore Symphony Orchestra concerts under the baton of Maestros Lim Yau, Okko Kamu and Lan Shui. The Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at HOS oratorio concerts since 2001.

 

2)Training
To equip church choirs and conductors with the necessary skills for service in church, HOS strives to cater quality training through small and large scale programs like church music seminars, choir and conducting workshops, evening classes on vocal technique, music theory, sight-singing and aural skills. HOS also regularly collaborates with the International Christian Conductor Society (ICCCS) which includes facilitating workshops on choral singing and choral conducting.


 

3)Resource
Forms of publications to engage and enhance learning and appreciation include:

  • Literature - In-house magazine include the “Music & Friends”, which features short articles and ministry updates; books relating to church music have also been published;

  • Audio and Visual – Selected live recordings of HOS concerts and seminars are made available on CD/ Dvd and YouTube;

  • Friends of Hallelujah – a membership scheme that connects with ministry supporters.

事工
哈利路亚圣乐社以三方面履行宗旨“促进圣乐,荣神益人”

 

(一)演出/献唱

透过多种场合中呈献圣乐作品,如公共音乐厅演唱会、圣乐晚会、教会/机构庆典、布道会;委约基徒督音乐家创作新圣乐作品以及编配弦乐伴奏,并举办新作品发表音乐会以及讲解会。


从2003-2014年,圣乐社经常在新加坡交响乐团音乐会中,联合新加坡交响合唱团及新加坡神学院圣咏团演唱合唱交响曲,在林曜、奥科卡姆及水蓝三位指挥的棒下学习并受益。爱乐管弦乐团自2001年也多次参与圣乐社音乐会演出。爱乐管弦乐团自2001年也多次参与圣乐社的音乐会演出。

 

 (二)训练
为了帮助教会诗班员及指挥在音乐技巧上逐步获得提升,提高教会圣乐素质,圣乐社举办大小规模训练包括圣乐讲座、合唱与指挥训练、短期音乐课程提供声乐、乐理、视谱、听音方面的训练;与「国际基督教合唱指挥团」联办的训练包括《合唱营》及《指挥营》。

 

(三) 资源

促进圣乐的接触以及提升学习与鉴赏能力的资源包括:

  • 刊物 -《圣乐良友》季刊包括散文与事工活动消息;其他书籍则收集圣乐小品和著作;

  • 影音产品 - 本社现场录制的音乐会及圣乐讲座收录在CD/Dvd以及 YouTube视频。

  • “哈利路亚之友”- 通过设立会员籍,与圣乐事工支持者们联系。

 

ORGANISATION
 

2002-2009
HOS started two new choral groups, in addition to Hallelujah Chorus, during its 25th anniversary in 2002. Each of the 3 groups handled different repertoire:


Hallelujah Chorus – apart from HOS annual concerts, the group performed oratorio and choral symphony works;


Hallelujah Chorale – performed mainly Christian anthems;
 

Hallelujah Singers – up to 30 members selected from Hallelujah Chorus formed a group to perform a wider range of Christian choral pieces.

 

In 2009, Hallelujah Chorus and Hallelujah Chorale merged and HOS was re-organized to 2 main groups, namely Hallelujah Chorus and Hallelujah Singers, with a total of 100 members.

 


From 2019

The ministry broadened its reach to train more believers with the establishment of 3 new groups. The 5 groups under HOS now consists of:


Hallelujah Chorus (since 1977) – members are baptized Christian of ages between 18 and 40 years old (female) and 50 years old (male).

 

Hallelujah Singers (since 2002) – a small group that represents HOS to perform at external invitations and collaborates with churches for Church Music Sunday services.

 

Hallelujah Gloria Chorale [HGC, since 2019] – originally formed by HOS alumni, the group started recruitment of all baptised Christians of age of 40 & above in 2020.

Hallelujah Chamber Orchestra [HCO, since 2019] – consists of players of ages between 11 and 25 years old.

Hallelujah Youth Choir [HYC, since 2020] – consists of youths of ages between 13 and 21 years old.

 

组织

2002年-2009年
除了原有的【哈利路亚圣乐团】,2002年圣乐社庆祝25周年之际成立了多两个团体。圣乐社属下的三个团体所演唱的曲目分别为:

 

【哈利路亚圣乐团】以演唱神剧/神曲为主;

【哈利路亚圣咏团】以颂赞曲为主;

【哈利路亚圣歌团】约30人团小组,成员来自【圣乐团】,演唱多类型的基督教合唱   曲目。
 

2009年,【圣咏团】融入【圣乐团】,圣乐社重整为两个团体–【圣乐团】以及【圣歌团】;团员共100位。

 


从2019年起

基于宗旨,为传递圣乐并让更多信徒受益,圣乐社投入扩展,增加了三个新的团体。至今,圣乐社属下五个团体如下:
 

【哈利路亚圣乐团】(1977年成立)- 受洗基督徒,年龄截于18岁至40岁(女声) /50岁(男声)。
 

【哈利路亚圣歌团】(2002年成立)- 小组代表圣乐社出外演唱、与教会配搭带领圣乐主日。
 

【哈利路亚荣耀圣咏团】(2019年成立)- 先由前团员组成,2020年起招募40岁以上受洗的基督徒参加;
 

【哈利路亚室内管弦乐团】(2019年成立)-团员年龄截于11至25岁;
【哈利路亚青少诗班】(2020年成立)- 团员年龄截于13至21岁。