Singing the world well again

Voices of Singapore has been bringing people together through song since its viral virtual singalong of Home in April

Local choral society Voices of Singapore, led by founder and artistic director Darius Lim (above), was likely one of the first choirs to hold virtual practices (left). Those weekly sessions have become a source of comfort for many through this pandem
Local choral society Voices of Singapore, led by founder and artistic director Darius Lim (above), was likely one of the first choirs to hold virtual practices. Those weekly sessions have become a source of comfort for many through this pandemic.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Local choral society Voices of Singapore, led by founder and artistic director Darius Lim, was likely one of the first choirs to hold virtual practices (above). Those weekly sessions have become a source of comfort for many through this pandemic.
Local choral society Voices of Singapore, led by founder and artistic director Darius Lim, was likely one of the first choirs to hold virtual practices (above). Those weekly sessions have become a source of comfort for many through this pandemic.PHOTO: COURTESY OF VOICES OF SINGAPORE

In between presentations and school coursework, third-year university student Amir Mirza makes sure to find time to attend virtual choir practices with the Voices of Singapore (VOS) community chorus every Wednesday evening.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) undergrad continued singing with the choir even after practices were moved onto Zoom because of the pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2020, with the headline 'Singing the world well again'. Print Edition | Subscribe