This year’s “The Nursery Rhymes Project” will feature 12 Mandarin nursery rhymes that will be performed by top talent in Singapore.

The Nursery Rhymes project is BACK! Created by The Theater Practice (Practice), the third installment of the beloved series is set to launch in September. The practice is partnering with the Singapore Chinese Cultural Center (SCCC) to organize a festive launch event, which will take place on October 8-9, 2022.

First launched in 2017, The Nursery Rhymes Project preserves the classic melodies and stories we grew up with, while providing a modern refresh so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Providing multiple entry points into the world of Mandarin nursery rhymes, each episode consists of three parts:

  1. Let’s sing our songs (music album)
  2. Paint Our Songs (illustrated lyric book)
  3. Imagine Our Songs (Live Show)

Delighting families with its eye-catching 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 million 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 across Singapore, the road show has reached tens of thousands of children, in physical and digital formats.

The latest episode features 12 Mandarin nursery rhymes – refreshed, rearranged and recorded by Singapore’s top musical talents including Ethel Yap, Windson Liong, Ric Liu (DreamzFM), Audrey Luo, Celine Rosa Tan, Juni Goh and other artists from musical theatre, alongside the voice of Singapore. music group MICapella and the children of the practical education project.

Adding a touch of local flavor to the imaginative wonders of nursery rhymes, it also includes a brand new illustrated lyric book by renowned Singaporean illustrator Lee Kow Fong aka Ah Guo.

The project

Envisioning these songs as both tools for learning Mandarin and a source of family bonding, the 12 tracks have been designed to facilitate different types of interactions – alone, with siblings or with adults. Plus, they also cater to varying levels of Mandarin proficiency, making it suitable for listeners of all ages.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Practice is thrilled to partner with SCCC to jointly present the official launch of Rhyme Project 3, a 45-minute performance and celebration held at the auditorium of the Far East Organization. East of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

The project

Entrance tickets

For guests only, the session on October 8 will include a speech by guest of honor Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower.

Tickets for the official launch of The Nursery Rhymes Project 3 on October 9 are now available available on SISTIC. The ticket price is $5. HomeTeamNS, meREWARDS, NTUC and PASSION Card members will receive a 50% discount.

The music album Nursery Rhymes Project 3: Sing Our Songs will be available on Spotify and Apple Music from September 5, launching alongside The Nursery Rhymes Project 3: Paint Our Songs book at Practice and select bookstores.

More information can be found at The Theater Practice’s Facebook and instagram or the Singapore Chinese Cultural Center website.

Date hour : October 9, 2022, Sunday, 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Far East Organization Auditorium (Level 9) (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906)

Dora W. Clawson