Updates for Singapore Arts Festival 2004


Festival Update


The Singapore Arts Festival 2004 is barely past its first week of its current season but the National Arts Council is pleased to announce that several shows have already sold out. The latest is the additional matinee performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir, which has seen all tickets being snapped up within days. The Choir’s original two shows on 4 and 5 June had sold out earlier.


Tomorrow evening’s only performance of Colourful Yunnan by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra at the Singapore Conference Hall is also sold out.


In addition, 9 of the 24 shows for Morphia Series by Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham are also sold out. Created for 12 spectators, this 18-minute show at the Esplanade Theatre Studio combines text, sound, image and dance.


Last weekend, performances for the China Blue Sky Modern Drama Troupe and Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand also played to full houses on both nights. Shows for the children also saw good response from the public. Kidsfest, which stretched over five days (29 May to 2 June), saw seven of its 15 shows selling out.


With tickets for shows selling well, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment. 


Overall Ticket Sales

To date, the following performances have sold out:

  • ma by Akram Khan on 28 May, 8.30pm

  • Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand by Singapore Symphony Orchestra on 29 & 30 May, 7.30pm

  • Ba Wang Bie Ji by China Blue Sky Modern Drama Troupe on 29 & 30 May, 8pm

  • Voices from Heaven by Soweto Gospel Choir on 4 & 5 June, 8pm, and matinee on 5 June, 3pm.

  • Colourful Yunnan by Singapore Chinese Orchestra on 5 June, 8pm

  • 9 shows of Morphia Series by Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham on 8 June (8.15pm), 9 June (7.30pm & 9 pm), 10 June (7.30pm),11 June (7.30pm & 8.15pm), 12 June (3.00pm & 7.30pm), 13 June (3.00pm).

  • Yo-Yo Ma with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on 15 June, 7.30pm

  • Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble on 19 & 20 June, 7.30pm

  • Kidsfest sold out 7 performances out of 15.

  • Lazer Vaudeville on 30 & 31 May, 1 & 2 June

  • The Little Company on 29 & 30 May, 2 June