Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Singapore Architecture: The SCO Hall @ Singapore Conference Hall

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Hall is a well-known icon of Singapore's commercial thoroughfare Shenton Way. Completed and opened in 1965, it was known as Singapore Conference Hall (Dewan Persidangan Singapura) or simply Trade Union House or NTUC Conference Hall, as it housed the offices of the trade unions. In 1979, it was the temporary home of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, which performed its inaugural concerts there before moving to Victoria Concert Hall in 1980. Today, the refurbished Singapore Conference Hall is now the home of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

This is the side of SCO Hall that used to face the sea.

A spacious foyer and concourse.

Heritage corner (1st floor) and SCO musicians' roster (2nd floor)

The giant dagu (taiko) drums are popular with visitors.

Giant models of ancient Chinese instruments adorn the walls.

Replicas of ancient Chinese slung bells.

The concert halls seats over 800. When Victoria Concert Hall opens with a reduced capacity of 600, SCO Hall could become a preferred venue for solo recitals and chamber concerts. Here, Chinese pianist Zhang Haochen gives a superb piano recital to an enthusiastic audience.

1 comment:

Galaxy Club said...

Its really mind blowing to see and looks great one.Thanks for sharing with us.
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