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The Miri District Methodist Choir.

by James TC Wong

MIRI – It was an evening of worship splendour as the Miri Methodist Choir performed to an appreciative audience at Mei Ann MC on July 12.

Since its inception in 2009, this choir group has continued to thrive with the objective of promoting Worship Music and raising the standard of choir-singing in the Methodist churches in Miri.

Music Director Bong Wui Choo thanked Mei Ann Methodist Church for providing the concert venue.

“We thank God for His provisions and blessings. We are like an extended family performing in other Methodist churches when invited,” Bong added.

Each year the choir has a list of scheduled engagements in and around the Sarawak Northern Region.

New singers are also welcome to join the choir. “Not only will they get the opportunity to develop and practise their musical talents, he or she has to be passionate and committed to this ministry because we are serving God in the long term,” Bong reiterated.

With a repertoire consisting of classical Messiah (Handel) genre and contemporary songs, the choir also has a strong link to singing traditional hymns.

Chicago-trained and renowned Miri music instructor Lau Buong Hoo was the conductor.

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