Raffles Institution

Chinese Orchestra (Year 5-6)

  • taken by Joel Lim for Deck the Walls 2016, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    Fun fact: Did you know that the Chinese Orchestra room is located under the E.W. Barker Institute of Sports, beside the school gym? The Raffles Institution (Y5-6) Chinese Orchestra was founded in 1982, and has since been actively improving its musical standards.

    Under the baton of our conductor, Mr Yang Jiwei, we play classical Chinese music, we also often put our own spin on pop songs that everyone is familiar with; from the well-loved Taiwanese ballad 小幸运 , to the local hit, Unbelievable, as well as pop medleys of popular songs such as Ed Sheeran’s Photograph, Maroon 5’s Sugar, Bastille’s Pompeii and One Republic’s Counting Stars. We welcome you to join our family with open arms, regardless of whether or not you have background in Chinese music!

    Find out more in CCA Previews '17

    Achievements and Highlights

    Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts
    Performance at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

    Splendour 輝
    Concert at Singapore Conference Hall

    Music Exchange Programme

    Master classes conducted by musicians from Singapore Chinese Orchestra

    Music exchange with Diocesan Boys' School & Heep Yuun School from Hong Kong

    Teachers in charge

    Mr Lee Eng Keat

    Ms Tan Pei Yee