RIPE Concert ‘18: The Missing Piece

By Zhu Xiuhua (18S06A), Wong Zi Yang (19A01D), and Yoon Shwe Yee (19S03B)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

This year, the theme for the Raffles Institution Piano Ensemble (RIPE) concert was “The Missing Piece” – containing elements of time and travel, which were the themes for the 2016 and 2017 RIPE concerts respectively. During the concert, the audience was taken on a journey through the baroque era, the classical era, the romantic era, and the modern era to appreciate the soulful ensemble of piano music across different time periods.

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Unsung Heroes of RI: Aunty Annie(s)

By Calista Chong (18A01A), Lim Jing Rong (18A03A), and Nicki Chan (18S03C)

The bell chimes, signifying the end of another dull lecture. However, any happiness is short-lived as the much-dreaded announcement sounds:

“The next set of lecture notes is available for collection from the photocopy shop now.”

The whole LT heaves a collective sigh at the realisation that a new portion of the syllabus will be starting. However, while most head to their next class or to the canteen for a bite to eat after the lecture ends, the subject representatives have another job to do – collecting said lecture notes from the photocopy shop.

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Sharing the Gift of Music: Raffles Chorale

By Grace Lau (18S03I), Loh Su Jean (19A01A), and Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Continuing the tradition of performing as one united Raffles family, the 3 choirs, namely Raffles Voices (Y1-4), Chorale (Y5-6) and Singers (Alumni), came together on April 14 to put up an enthralling performance themed “Love, Peace & Respect”. While the theme may sound didactic and dull, the actual performance was far from that. Through a wide range of pieces handpicked from different eras and societies, the choristers conveyed significant messages, such as the importance of peace, with a deliberate emphasis on social action.

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Rock In 2018: Video Games — A Fun Precursor

By: Alyssa Loo (19A13A), Loh Lin (19A01D) and Asfar Alim (18S03J)
Photos courtesy of Michael Chow (18A13A) and Melvin Liam (19S05B) of Raffles Photographic Society

The members of Raffles Rock had quite the challenge — putting on an engaging performance for the students who had just returned from an exhausting Tuesday afternoon was no easy task. Despite this, they were ready to fill the TSD with their infectious enthusiasm and energy at their showcase, Rock In 2018.

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