Friday, May 25, 2012

The 2nd issue of the newsletter of Siong Leng Musical Association is available for viewing.

For a bigger visual, you can click here:
  SL May12 pg 1 SL May12 pg 2

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New CD: The Dragon and its Phoenix

For the Nanyin fans, Siong Leng has just released a new CD, featuring Ms Cai Yu Jun and Mr. Cai Wei Biao from Stone Lion City Nanyin Ensemble. An album of beautiful songs and music.

Here is a small clip for you to listen to. The CD is available for sale - please contact

Friday, May 4, 2012

Melodies from the Temple Courtyard

On 29 April, 2012, the Stone Lion Nanyin Ensemble performed in the Esplanade under the Sacred Music series. With supporting members from Siong Leng, the performance featured the use of Nanyin music in the Buddhist and Taoist rituals.

They were age-old traditions of China and on this day, a near-full capacity audience had the opportunity to observe the enactment of the rituals in the cool hall of the Esplanade.

Some of the younger members of Siong Leng were being trained by members of this Ensemble in China. On this day, they had a chance to show off what they had learnt. In the opening number, three young members from Siong Leng (in their 20s) playing with an almost 90 year old Nanyin member of the Stone Lion City Ensemble. With Mr. Wu Yan Zao playing the Erxian with Lyn on the Pipa, Cassandra on the Sanxian and MingXian on the Dongxiao, the music was ageless.