CPAC’s Clean Sweep at the Jr Cammies 2016

Cempaka Schools Box Office Production

Cempaka Performing Arts Company (CPAC) came out on top on this year’s Junior Cammies for the Cempaka Schools Box Office Production 2015 Annie, The Musical. CPAC was nominated and won all the four awards:  Best Production Design (Set, Lights, Sound/Music & Costume) and Best Ensemble (second year in a row) while Charmaine Koh Sher Min, who played the lead role, took the Best Principal Role. In the meantime, Scott McQuaid took the award for Best Direction.

“We are thrilled to win all four awards in the Junior Cammies for Musical Theatre and to be recognised by Kakiseni in the prestigious Boh Cameronian Arts Awards. Each year, in Cempaka Schools, the anticipated school musical is a major highlight. It provides the students a big platform to feature their talent and passion for the arts. Our is to get better every year as we strive to produce and to stage full-scale musicals of the highest standards,” says Andrew Chan, Head of Performing Arts and Producer – Cempaka Schools Box Office Production.

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Damansara Heights Student Take Top Prize in San Prisco Piano Competition

San Prisco Italy
Rayyan bin Anwar (Year 5) of Cempaka International School Damansara Heights took the First Prize for Ages 10-13 in the San Prisco International Piano Competition – Giuseppe Castaldo Prize recently held in San Prisco, Caserta in Italy.
 
Rayyan scored an amazing 98/100 in his age group. He played 3 pieces: The Sonatine by Friedrich Kuhlau, Mazurka by Chopin and Moody Prawn Blues by Franklyn Gellnick. All winners from all the 5 categories had to perform during an award ceremony held at the Napoli town hall. The winner of each category wins a plaque and 300 Euros.
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University of Adelaide conducts music workshop at Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras

Dr. Mark Carroll (University of Adelaide) at Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras
Dr. Mark Carroll (University of Adelaide) at Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras

Dr. Mark Carroll, an Associate Dean for the Faculty of Arts of the University of Adelaide and Professor at the Elder Conservatorium of Music conducted a talk entitled ‘The Power of Music’ at the packed North Hall of Cempaka International School Cheras/Cempaka Cheras last 18 January 2016. The talk focused on topics with regards to tradition vs. innovation, how music and musicians developed through the years and how music influences how we think, feel and communicate.

Cempaka Schools Malaysia is the first Malaysian school to incorporate performing arts in the curriculum and has been an active supporter of the craft through its annual Cempaka Schools Box Office Production (CSBOP).

An active classical and pop music performer, his research activities range from music and politics and studies in contemporary popular music. Dr. Carroll publishes regularly in Oxford University Press’s flagship music journal, Music & Letters. Dr. Carroll regaled the audience composed of over 400 secondary school students and teachers with music from different genres and listening devices.  

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Cempaka Cheras student dazzles Hong Kong Dancesport Tilt

Dancesport Chong Tze Wey

Cempaka Cheras student Chong Tze Wey recently dazzled the dance floors of 17th Best of Best Hong Kong Open Dancesport Championship at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre last 25th December 2015 where she took three Championship titles in various categories.

Tze Wey was adjudged champion in Latin Solo Freestyle U12(chacha/jive), Latin Solo U14(chacha), and Latin Solo U10 (samba/rumba). Meanwhile, she took 1st runner-up placing for Latin Solo U10 (chacha/jive) and 4th placing for Latin Solo U14 (rumba).

“I just love and enjoy myself very much with the sensation, movements & the feeling of Latin Dancing. I spend a minimum of 10 hours practicing my dances a week. My coach, (Teacher) Kelvin Choo, is a very kind and dedicated teacher who is always there to support me.” This was Tze Wey’s fourth overseas competition and her first time competing in Hong Kong. “I was very happy and overjoyed when the results were announced, with me winning three championship titles, one 1st runner-up title and one 4th runner-up placing for all the 5 events I took part,” Tze Wey gushes.

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Yokohama Students Wrap Up Malaysia Visit with Cultural Performances at CILC

Hakuho Girls School Yokohama in CILC demonstrates Yukata

The visiting students from Hakuho Girls School (Yokohama, JAPAN) ended their month-long visit in Malaysia through an inspiring Malaysia-Japan friendship themed assembly featuring traditional dances, songs and fashion at the Auditorium of Cempaka International Ladies’ College in Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

The girls attended lessons and other events at the beautiful CILC campus where they tried their hands on at cooking traditional Malaysian dishes at its Masterchef kitchen and had sport climbing sessions at CILC’s indoor climbing wall. ‘We had no idea what to expect, but we quickly realized that Cempakans are very friendly and kind,…we soon felt encouraged and (be) part of the family,’ says Nana Matsuda.

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Cempaka Schools gives back: CPAC stages charity show

Last 18 May 2015, the Cempaka Performing Arts Company (CPAC) staged a free and exclusive show of 2015 Cempaka Schools Box Office Production’s  Annie, The Musical for the charity homes in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor at the North Hall, Cempaka International School Cheras.

In attendance were children and the elderly from Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Kajang (PKIK), Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Ampang (PKIA), Child Information, Learning & Development Centre Malaysia (CHILD), Little Sister of the Poor (L.S.P) Old Folks Home, Rumah Kasih, Persatuan Sindrom Down Malaysia, Sunbeams Home, Desa Amal Jireh, Persatuan Kanak-kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat (PKKIHL), Rainbow Home, and Hospis Malaysia.

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Cempaka’s ‘The Wedding Singer’ wins at Junior Cammies 2015

Cempaka Performing Arts Company wins the Best Ensemble at the Junior Cammies. (Image Credit: CPAC)
Cempaka Performing Arts Company wins the Best Ensemble at the Junior Cammies. (Image Credit: CPAC)

THE TEAM OF ANDREW CHAN, SCOTT MCQUAID, TAN PEIK YI, ANN SALINA PETER, GLORIA PATIE, ABDUL MUHAIMIN, CIK NORASHIKIN AHMAD, WAN ZAKARIA, TAN ENG HENG, TERENCE CHONG, TENGKU DAYANG ADEIRA HAZIRAH and the entire Wedding Singer Company took the Junior Cammies’ Best Ensemble trophy during its debut at the 12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015 held last 15th of April 2015 at Makespace, Kuala Lumpur.

In 2014, Cempaka Schools chose Matthew Sklar’s Tony Award winning adaptation of the 1998 film ‘The Wedding Singer’, to add to the ongoing yearly tradition of world-class musical productions by the school. Directed by Scott McQuaid, the musical is set in 1985 and is about a love story between a rock star wannabe played by Jes Ismael Izaidin Jes Izman and a young waitress played by Cempaka newcomer Sabrina Chiew Wen Cheen.

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