The Nursery Rhymes Project is BACK! Created by The Theatre Practice (Practice), the third instalment of the beloved series is set to launch this September. Practice partners with the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) to host a celebratory launch event, happening 8-9 October 2022.
First launched in 2017, The Nursery Rhymes Project preserves the classic melodies and stories we grew up loving, while offering a modern refresh so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Providing multiple entry-points into the world of Mandarin nursery rhymes, each instalment consists of three parts:
- Sing Our Songs (music album)
- Paint Our Songs (illustrated lyric book)
- Imagine Our Songs (live performance)
Enchanting families with its catchy arrangements and unique Singapore flair, the project has since become a cultural tour-de-force. Songs from both albums have been streamed over 1.5 millions times, and over 6,600 copies of the lyric books have been distributed to families around the world. Performed at over 110 schools, educational institutions and community events all across Singapore, the touring show has reached tens of thousands of children, in both physical and digital formats.
The newest instalment features 12 Mandarin nursery rhymes – refreshed, rearranged and recorded by Singapore’s top music talents including Ethel Yap, Windson Liong, Ric Liu (DreamzFM ), Audrey Luo, Celine Rosa Tan, Juni Goh and other musical theatre performers, alongside Singapore vocal band group MICapella and children from the Practice Education Project.
Adding a dash of local flavour to the imaginative wonders of nursery rhymes, it also includes a brand-new illustrated lyric book by popular Singaporean illustrator Lee Kow Fong aka Ah Guo.
Envisioning these songs both as tools for learning Mandarin and a source of familial bonding, the 12 tracks have been curated to facilitate different types of interactions – alone, with siblings, or with grown-ups. Additionally, they also cater to different levels of Mandarin proficiency, making it suitable for listeners of all ages.
In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, Practice is excited to partner with SCCC to jointly present The Nursery Rhymes Project 3 Official Launch, a 45-minute performance cum celebration held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Far East Organization Auditorium.
For invited guests only, the 8 October session will include a speech by Guest-of-Honour Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower.
Tickets for The Nursery Rhymes Project 3 Official Launch on 9 October is now available on SISTIC. Ticket Price is $5. HomeTeamNS, meREWARDS, NTUC and PAssion Card members will get 50% discount.
The Nursery Rhymes Project 3: Sing Our Songs music album will be available on Spotify and Apple Music from 5 September, launched alongside The Nursery Rhymes Project 3: Paint Our Songs book at Practice and selected book retailers.
Date/Time: 9 October 2022, Sunday, 2pm – 2:45pm
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Far East Organization Auditorium (Level 9) (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)