Milestones

2004

3-6 Oct: Taiwan 4th Sing-Sing Along Choral Competition, Taipei

The group was awarded 2nd place; Jason Ong took home the Best Arranger award for “A-Ccen-Tchu-Ate The Positive”

 

2005

10 Jan: Key Elements appointed as Ambassador of the Arts for YMCA Singapore

Key Elements served a one-year tenureship, promoting the Arts to members of YMCA

13-14 Jun: Flipside at the Esplanade Concourse

Key Elements lands its first performance in Singapore’s most prestigious performance centre – The Esplanade.

5 Nov: ‘Jazz at the Movies’ Concert at Victoria Concert Hall

Key Elements’ first full-length, ticketed concert.

 

2006

15 Jan: KE Releases 1st Single “BETTER THAN ANYTHING”

28 Apr: Silver Screen Awards Ceremony, Singapore National Museum Auditorium

Key Elements was the only a cappella group invited to perform for the awards ceremony bringing together some of the local film industry’s biggest and brightest names.

11/14 Jun: Singapore Arts Festival Fringe, Raffles City

KE was invited by The National Arts Council (NAC) to be part of the Singapore Arts Festival Fringe.

 

2007

8 Jan: Opening act for The Real Group Concert, Esplanade Theatre

KE was proud to open for world renowned jazz a cappella group, The Real Group.

1-4 Feb: Jakarta A Cappella Festival, Indonesia

KE’s first overseas trip was to the Jakarta International School’s A Cappella Festival.

1 Oct: KE Releases 1st Full-Length Album, “JAZZ FOR THE RECORD”

6-12 Nov: EBS-Space TV Recording & Korean A Cappella Festival, Seoul, Korea

KE was invited to represent Singapore in the Korean a cappella Festival. Moreover, local TV station EBS invited KE for a taping on their a cappella festival program, which was aired nation-wide later that month.

 

2008

1 Feb: “’SWonderful” was selected from “Jazz For The Record” to be on Lush 99.5 fm regular playlist

4-6 Apr: Genting International Jazz Festival, Malaysia

KE was invited by the organizers to be the opening act of the Jazz Festival, which featured acts from around the world.

 

2009

29 May: “FIRSTS with Key Elements” late night concert at Esplanade

KE played to a sell-out crowd on their first concert that year.

15-20 Jul: International Choral Festival, Jeju Island, Korea

KE was invited by the organizers to perform for the prestigious summer choral event of the year.

25 Nov: Soo Kee ARTIC Diamonds Launch, Bugis Junction

KE performed for the launch of the million-dollar diamond collection, and was subsequently featured in the Soo Kee advertisement on nation-wide TV.

 

2010

8-9 Jan: AKA A Cappella VI, Victoria Theatre

KE was proud to be part of the legendary “AKA A Cappella” series of concerts, featuring some of the best local a cappella groups performing together.

25 Jun: Gawad Kalinga Global Summit Charity Performance, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre

KE was honoured to perform with the TAPA Choir, whose members are from the slums of the TAPA region in the Philippines, in this charity event aimed at eradicating poverty in Asia.

21 Jul: Sony Style Cable TV Taping, Kaplans Hotel, Singapore

Yet another first for KE – an appearance in “Sony Style”, an infotainment TV show for cable viewers in Asia.

29 Oct: KE Releases their 1st Chinese EP, “天的上面海的外面”

Key Elements is the first a cappella group in Singapore to release an All-Chinese, All-A Cappella album.

13 Nov: “Elements of A Cappella” concert at The Republic Cultural Centre

KE sang to a full house at this concert, which was part of Republic Polytechnic’s Reflections Community Arts Festival.

 

2011

16 Dec: “Swingcopation” late night concert at Esplanade

Key Elements celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a sell-out concert.

 

2012

22 Sep: AKA A Cappella VII, NUS University Cultural Centre

KE performed at the opening gala concert alongside some of the best a cappella groups from Singapore and Asia.

16 Dec: “Celebration – a Lifetime of Harmony” concert at The Grassroots’ Club

In part to celebrate Christmas, this sell-out concert featured a reunion of members of Singapore’s pioneering acappella group, In-A-Chord, 25 years since it’s inception.

2013

18 Oct: KE Releases 2nd full-length album, “Uncovered – a Treasure Trove of Original Works”

KE releases Singapore’s first ever all-original a cappella album, containing 11 songs all written by founder member, Jason Ong.

25 Oct: “Uncovered” album launch late night concert at Esplanade

2014

21 to 24 Jul: Vokal.total International A Cappella Competition, Graz, Austria

KE participated in the Vokal.total International A Cappella Competition in Graz, Austria and was awarded the Audience Award in the Jazz category, as well as Silver diplomas in both the Jazz and Pop categories.