Months of preparation preceded the Reunion dinner
on 12 February 98 at the Oriental Hotel. Seeing the 100 or
so ex-SYO members must have been very rewarding for the committee
members who had worked hard to contact former players, arrange the
venue, and prepare the programmes.
Former SYO members, who now pursue
a wide range of careers (SSO musicians, lawyers, doctors, IT experts,
teachers, sales, company directors, etc) created a din while exchanging
news with all their friends, and chatting with Miss Goh, Mr Tan
and Mr Ng.
Members viewed a display of ˇ§artifacts, programmes,
posters, tour T-shirts and newspaper articles on
the orchestra. E-mails from members living overseas were also
The buffet dinner was punctuated by speeches by
Mr Tan and Mr Ng, who in reminiscing gave lively details of how they had
to put up with the idiosyncrasies of the conductor!
Recordings of SYO concerts were played and members
participated in a lively quiz, during which they had to identify persons
in slides capturing SYO activities from 1980-1990. Members also had
to identify music played during this period, especially
the commissioned works.
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