ESTABLISHED IN 2010
EVOKX was founded in 2010 as a non-profit community youth choir by Singaporean conductor and music educator Terrence Toh. The choir’s name is a portmanteau of the word ‘evoke’ and latin word ‘vox’, which embodies the group’s fundamental mission; the evocation of the human spirit through the choral arts.
At the heart of EVOKX, singers share a passion to inspire resonance with our collective voices; the commitment to instil charity, compassion and empathy in our audience and in ourselves, through the transformative power of choral music.
EVOKX pursues artistic excellence and nurtures our singers’ artistic growth through an emphasis on educational pedagogy and the exploration of an eclectic choral repertoire. We do not stop at finding meaning in what we do, rather, we seek to create meaning with our music making and to extend the unifying power of music and music making to the community at large.
MUSIC & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Terrence Toh is a Singaporean choral director, music educator and chorus master. He holds a Master of Music from Boston University and has studied under Dr. André de Quadros, Dr. Owen Brian William and Dr. Diana R. Dansereau. Terrence’s research interest is in the transformative powers of music, music education and music-making.
In his international debut as a conductor, Terrence led the choirs of National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tanjong Katong Secondary School to four gold awards in four competition categories at the 21st Century International Choral Festival in Genting, Malaysia. The NUS Choir was awarded the Best Interpretation Award and Terrence was honoured with the Most Promising Conductor Award in the same festival.
Choral programs under Terrence’s direction have consistently garnered gold awards and distinction certificates in the Singapore Youth Festival. He has also led the Anglican High School (AHS) Choir and Nanyang Junior College Choir to gold awards and diplomas at the Festival of Songs 2008 in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 11th and 12th Consorso Corale Internazionale in Riva Del Garda, Italy. The AHS choir also participated in Orientale Concentus 2014, Singapore and emerged winner in the Mixed Voices Junior Youth category. On top of being a regular feature in Esplanade’s Limelight, a concert series that showcases the best school choirs in Singapore; Terrence has also been actively involved in Esplanade’s Voices – A Festival of Song, as performer and clinician. He has also served as a choral specialist for Ministry of Education’s World Youth Choral Festival (2008) and Singapore International Youth Choral Festival (2011).
Terrence is the founder, artistic and music director of EVOKX, a non-profit community choir that engages youths in social and charitable causes through its outreach program and concert series, Evocation: The Art of Giving. EVOKX also promotes choral excellence and diversity in programming through Resonance: The Heart of Singing, a flagship concert series that explores an eclectic range of choral music. He also serves as the Chorus Master of the Singapore Lyric Opera and has been involved in the company’s productions of Turandot (2016), L’elisir d’amore (2017) and Aida (2018). As a music educator, he directs the choral programs at Anglican High School, CHIJ Katong Convent, Nanyang Junior College, Pasir Ris Secondary School, Jurong Pioneer Junior College and Zhonghua Secondary School.
Executive & Music Committee
Lim Yuen May
Assistant Finance Officer
Kiew Chi Wei
Chua Hui Ming
Executive Associate of Operations
Poh Wei Lin
Ong Wei Shen Keane
Soprano Section Leader
Alto Section Leader
Tenor Section Leader
Bass Section Leader
Yeo Zhe Hao