The Angklung Performing Arts started in Metta School in 2003. The instructor and conductor, Mdm Yeong Suan Jong (also known as Mrs Emily Tseng) teaches the whole group with the teachers supporting her. She has been teaching the group since 2003. Her musical expertise and versatility combined with her sweet disposition has won the hearts of the students.
The Angklung Performing Arts comprises of a delightful fusion of eastern and western instruments namely the Indonesian angklung and kulintang with Western/African instruments which include the marimba, xylophone, the conga drums and the western drum set.
The students at Angklung Performing Arts enjoy playing their instruments greatly and very eagerly look forward to the practice sessions. Besides being an excellent sensory experience, being a member of the orchestra without a doubt tremendously enhances their social, emotional and intellectual development.
Performance during MediaCorp Charity Show, 2014
Performance at the Istana for the National Day Observance Ceremony, Aug 2015
President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulating the performers
Photo posted in President Tony Tan’s facebook.
Performance at Metta Shine Night, Nov 2015, ITE East, 52-member strong